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Cornell Receives $80 Million to Fund Research Center

cornell universityCornell University is receiving the largest gift the school has ever received from an individual. The University announced last Thursday that it was getting a gift of $80 millionĀ from alum David Atkinson.

Seventy-two-year-old Atkinson, who graduated from Cornell’s agriculture college in 1960, made his fortune on Wall Street and now owns and manages an investment firm.

The gift is to fund a research center that will produce more effective and less adverse practices in agriculture, medicine, energy and other constantly-changing arenas in economic growth. Read the rest of this entry »


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