Gates Foundation braking global-health effort
The recession and a sense of urgency have eroded much of the enthusiasm of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for an ambitious effort it launched seven years ago to enlist scientists in solving some of the developing world’s toughest health problems, an effort in which the foundation has invested nearly $460 million, The Seattle Times reported Nov. 8 (see Gates foundation story).
University of Oklahoma gets $11 million through will
The University of Oklahoma received an $11 million donation left in the will of an alumnus to boost academics and establish a football scholarship endowment, The Norman Transcript reported Nov. 9 (see university gift story).
Elderly couple donates $11.2 million in lottery winnings
An elderly Nova Scotia couple has donated to charity nearly $11.2 million they won in a lottery in July, The Canadian Press reported Nov. 4 (see lottery donation story).