University of Illinois receives large gift

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Champaign – It is being called the largest gift to a public university this year.

 

The Grainger Foundation has pledged 100 million dollars to the University of Illinois. The money will be used to establish the "Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative," at U of I's College of Engineering.

 

The goal is to support researchers and students in areas like Bio-Engineering and "Big Data".

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