Higher ed briefs



Central Michigan University to offer master’s degree in engineering

Central Michigan University will launch a new Master of Science in Engineering degree in fall 2015 through its School of Engineering and Technology, strengthening student training and research opportunities to meet existing and emerging industry demands. In addition to the new master’s in engineering degree, CMU’s School of Engineering and Technology also offers accredited bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.

MSU College of Engineering earns $1.3 million endowment

Michigan State University alumni Bob Nuber and Betty Shanahan have endowed a professorship to support entrepreneurship and diversity in the MSU College of Engineering. The $1.3 million gift, established through their estate plan, creates the Bob Nuber and Betty Shanahan Endowed Professorship and supports Empower Extraordinary, the $1.5 billion campaign for MSU that publically launched in October 2014.

Ferris State University alumni establish pharmacy scholarship

Ferris State University College of Pharmacy alumni Kurt and Sally Proctor have established the Proctor Family Endowed Scholarship; Kurt’s late father Tom and his wife Elaine (Burgess) were graduates of the Ferris State University College of Business. The scholarship is based on financial need and will benefit full-time Ferris graduate students pursuing a pharmacy career.


Harvard fundraising campaign hits $5 billion milestone

Harvard University has announced that $5 billion has been raised in support of “The Harvard Campaign.” Publicly launched in September 2013, The Harvard Campaign seeks to support the university and its programs by advancing new approaches to teaching and learning and supporting multidisciplinary research. The $5 billion figure represents more than 300,000 gifts and pledges made to the campaign through the end of 2014. 

Berkeley human rights center gets $1 million MacArthur award

The MacArthur Foundation has recognized the Human Rights Center at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law for its investigations and research on war crimes and human rights abuses, with a 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The UC Berkeley Human Rights Center will use the $1 million award to establish an endowment and to expand its sexual violence program.


Leave a comment

Commenting is closed for this article. Please read our comment guidelines for more information.