What a $50 Million Donation Did for One H.B.C.U.
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Gina Cherelus, The New York Times
If colleges have been among the most disrupted institutions during the pandemic, they have also been centers of hope and resilience. At Prairie View A&M University, some of that optimism has been magnified by a $50 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
The president of Prairie View, Ruth Simmons, is using the money for initiatives to reignite the campus, including the opening a center for race and justice and reserving $10 million for a grant program from which some students are already benefiting.