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GVSU launches $85M Laker Effect Campaign

The $85 million Laker Effect Campaign, launched by Grand Valley State University, will provide support for students and allow university programs and facilities to stay current with changing needs of employers. It includes $25 million to fund scholarships, $52 million to invest in academic programs and facilities, and $8 million for increased resources and programs aimed at student success.

$1.25M donated for health science students at Wayne State

Alumni and faculty members Peter and Karen Frade have pledged $1.25 million to support students in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The gift will strengthen the Karen L. and Peter D. Frade Endowed Scholarship, established in 2012 to support students in Wayne State’s pathologists’ assistant program.

OU’s Kampe elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Oakland University men’s basketball coach Greg Kampe has been elected to the 2017 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Kampe just completed his 33rd season as head coach of the Golden Grizzlies, capturing the Horizon League regular season title in just their fourth season in the D-1 conference.


MIT receives $140 million anonymous gift

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a commitment of $140 million in unrestricted funds that can support any facet of the institute’s educational and research mission. The contribution, from an alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous, provides flexible resources that reach across the entire Institute, allowing MIT to invest in daring, high-risk ideas; address some of the world’s most urgent challenges; and sustain support for students, faculty, and the physical campus. 

$2M gift to support scholars, journal at UCLA School of Law

David Sanders, former associate clinical psychiatry professor at UCLA, pledged a $2 million gift to endow the position of David Sanders Distinguished Scholar and support the Dukeminier Awards Journal, which recognizes the best sexual orientation and gender identity legal scholarship published each year. The journal is named after his late partner Jesse Dukeminier, a UCLA law professor.

— Compiled by Ben Bugajski, The University Record


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