Harvard Ropes in Big Wall Street Alumni Gift With Fascinating New Research Project

Not every rich grad wants to stick their name on a building. A great many are interested in meaty and even off-beat research initiatives. That can be especially true for brainy types who've made their money on Wall Street or in tech. Which helps explain why Harvard alumni power couple Bill and Karen Ackman just gave $17 million to Harvard to study human behavior.
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Cancer, Sports, and Business: Phil Knight's Charitable Darlings

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) alumni Phil Knight last Friday promised the school $500 million for cancer research on the condition that they can garner another $500 million in support from elsewhere over the next two years. This is the latest in a series of three gifts from the Nike co-founder and his wife, Penny, to OHSU;
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