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Purdue sees 2nd-best year for donations

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Purdue University says donations to the school rose by 32 percent during the past year for its second-best fundraising year on record.

Purdue says $298.8 million was donated to the university during the fiscal year that ended June 30. The only time Purdue raised more in a single year was when it collected nearly $312 million in 2003.

Among the largest donations was about $61 million in software used in microelectronic and nanoscale research and a $10 million anonymous gift for construction of the Center for Student Excellence and Leadership, The Journal & Courier reported.

Purdue President France Cordova said the fundraising totals show donors continue to support the university despite any ongoing economic troubles.

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  • big challenge
    Well - your man Mitch has a big challenge on that end, Maybe he can lease the MAckey areana for 20 years for 300 million to someone overseas!That is AFTER he improves the failing public (State) school that only prduces some of the best engineers in our world today:)

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