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Purdue raises $7.5 million during day of giving

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Purdue University received 6,500 donations totaling $7.5 million during its inaugural Day of Giving.

The university said donations in the grassroots 24-hour fundraising effort Wednesday ranged from $10 to more than $1 million. The school says donors during the online event included longtime benefactors along with students, staff and recent graduates. The online event drew contributors from 15 countries and all 50 states.

Frank and Karen Wolfsheimer of Micanopy, Fla., donated $1 million to the Department of Biological Science, saying they hope the gift can be used to fund a professorship.

The university had set a goal of raising $2.5 million during the day.

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  • Not so.
    I didn't go to IU or Purdue. IU was picked at random for the sexual assault investigation. IU had no charges against it but was included with several other colleges at random to make sure they were doing things correctly.OTHER schools on the list WERE picked because of outstanding charges. The department and the media really made a mess of this announcement. Now, over at Wabash College, their one-day contribution totals from the day before yesterday were $440,000 and 2080 donors. Wabash has a student population of around 800.
  • Go Big Red
    Mean while at IU, sexual assaults continue.

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