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$300M gift to Missouri S&T sets record for MO university giving

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A St. Louis couple have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education.

The gift from Fred Kummer, who graduated from the institution now known as Missouri S&T in 1955, and his wife June was announced Monday.

The record-setting donation will allow the university to establish a school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, bolster the economic in Rolla and provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students.

The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday. (Photo: Missouri S&T)

“This gift is transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state,” said Mo Dehghani, Missouri S&T chancellor, in a news release.

Missouri S&T was founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. The 8,000-student campus in Rolla is part

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‘Transformational’ $300M gift to Missouri S&T sets new record for MO higher ed giving

A St. Louis couple have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education.



a view of a city: The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday.


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The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday.

The gift from Fred Kummer, who graduated from the institution now known as Missouri S&T in 1955, and his wife June was announced Monday.

The record-setting donation will allow the university to establish a school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, bolster the economic in Rolla and provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students.

“This gift is transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state,” said Mo Dehghani, Missouri S&T chancellor, in a news release.

Missouri S&T was founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. The 8,000-student campus in Rolla is part of

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Lutheran Family Services to start scholarship fund with $3M gift | Thanks for Giving

He added, “She was our inspiration. So, we’ve been doing things to support refugees, because it looks to me like there are a lot of people in the same situation – from low-income and minority families who have academic abilities and great potential.”

LFS Chief Development Officer Mark Versen said, “It is not every day you get to make a philanthropic dream come true to this magnitude. LFS is grateful to partner with the Smiths to give the same opportunity to succeed to high school graduates and their families across the state.”

Coyner said that he and Donna are excited to see the scholarship program grow. They would like to increase the number of recipients to 10-20 per year until the program sunsets.

“We really feel good about doing this,” he said. “We don’t have too much longer to live, and we can leave something behind. We hope it is

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Prime Day Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving for Amazon Stock



Amazon (AMZN) logistics center in Szczecin, Poland.


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Amazon (AMZN) logistics center in Szczecin, Poland.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is having its best year yet. The novel coronavirus pandemic led to an unprecedented surge in online shopping, which was a big win for the e-commerce giant. With Prime Day just around the corner, investors are hoping for some big gains in the coming weeks. AMZN stock is up 62% to date, and the biggest shopping event of the year will push its value to new highs.



Amazon (AMZN) logistics center in Szczecin, Poland.


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Amazon (AMZN) logistics center in Szczecin, Poland.

Analysts concur with this sentiment and believe this stock could go as high as $4,500 this year. The company has already generated $8 billion in ad revenue and this is expected to hit $13 billion for the fiscal year 2020. With a lot of upside potential, an investment in Amazon is a no-brainer.

AMZN Stock

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Meg Thee Stallion is giving $10,000 scholarships to women of color. How to apply

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a woman posing for a picture: Megan Thee Stallion is awarding two $10,000 scholarships to women of color. (Charles Sykes / Invision / Associated Press)


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Megan Thee Stallion is awarding two $10,000 scholarships to women of color. (Charles Sykes / Invision / Associated Press)

Megan Thee Stallion kicked off the hot girl school year on Thursday by launching the Don’t Stop Scholarship fund for “women of color pursuing a degree in any field of study.”

Students from all over the world working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s or post-graduate degree are encouraged to apply online for the chance to win one of two $10,000 scholarships named after the rapper’s latest single, “Don’t Stop,” featuring Young Thug.

“In honor of all the young women out there who don’t stop working hard to get their education,” the application website reads. “Women remain underrepresented and undervalued in society and female students of color are at a larger disadvantage when it comes to access to financial resources.

“Still a college student

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Megan Thee Stallion Is Giving Away 2 $10,000 College Scholarships to Women of Color

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 26: Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Slide on over to the nearest laptop because Megan Thee Stallion has started a college fund for women of color, and she’s giving away two $10,000 scholarships to students in need. In partnership with Amazon Music’s Rap Rotation, the scholarships will be given to two hardworking women students of color who are pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, or postgraduate degree in any field of study. “In honor of all the young women out there who don’t stop working hard to get their education!” the fund’s website reads. “Women remain underrepresented and undervalued in society and female students of color are at a larger disadvantage when it comes to access to financial resources.”

Megan is a currently a senior at Texas

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Breakingviews – Samsung enjoys Washington gift that keeps giving

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HONG KONG(Reuters Breakingviews) – Samsung Electronics can have Huawei’s cake and eat it too. The South Korean conglomerate expects to deliver a robust third-quarter performance, as U.S. sanctions forced its Chinese customer to stockpile chips. Taking some of its telecommunications equipment and smartphone business will be the real prize.

Operating profit in the three months to September will reach $10.6 billion, a two-year high, according to preliminary earnings guidance Samsung delivered on Thursday. Rebounding handset sales probably helped, but the company’s cash-cow semiconductor division probably got a big boost from Huawei. It had quickly been buying components ahead of restrictions recently imposed by Washington that bar the Shenzhen-based company from buying semiconductors made with American technology without a license.

   

That means the windfall is likely to be a one-off. The next step will be taking a slice of Huawei’s market share. It dominates in telecom

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Is there life beyond sweatpants? Four ways fashion designers are giving us hope

Spring and summer 2021 runway collection looks by Balmain, from left, Chloé, Thom Browne and Moschino. <span class="copyright">(From left: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images; Chloé; Thom Browne; Moschino by Marco Ovando)</span>
Spring and summer 2021 runway collection looks by Balmain, from left, Chloé, Thom Browne and Moschino. (From left: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images; Chloé; Thom Browne; Moschino by Marco Ovando)

Things may be dark and dire now, but brighter days are coming. Therefore, put that sharp shoulder to the wheel, keep those polarized sunnies close at hand and stride optimistically toward the light at the end of the tunnel.

Finding hope in the thick of it seemed to be one of the overarching themes of the most memorable spring and summer 2021 collections presented at the mostly virtual Milan and Paris fashion weeks that officially ended Tuesday, and those spirit-buoying collections, whether they ultimately resonate at the cash register six months from now (or not), were a welcome bit of magic-making coming from a luxury fashion world all too often out of touch with the world beyond the runway’s

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Annual Coinstar Holiday Survey Reports COVID-19 Will Affect Holiday Plans and Gift Giving for Americans

Limited holiday gatherings, reduced gift giving, and virtual gift exchanges are all signs of the time

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The annual Coinstar® Holiday Survey fielded among 2,009 U.S. adults reports that the COVID-19 pandemic will influence how the majority of Americans will celebrate the holiday season this year. Among those respondents, 40% will not travel to visit relatives nor attend or host holiday gatherings. Despite these changes, nearly one-third (32%) of say they will make the best of the holidays season.

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Coinstar, LLC (PRNewsfoto/Coinstar, LLC)

Top Coinstar Holiday Survey findings:

  • Well over half (56%) say COVID-19 will influence how they celebrate the holiday season. Nearly one-third (31%) admit they would skip the holidays this year if it were a viable option

  • Nearly half (49%) of Americans would consider “Christmas in July” 2021 to have in-person holiday gatherings

  • Half (50%) of Americans plan to give fewer

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‘The Crown’ is giving fans the first look at Princess Diana in her wedding dress

“The Crown” is giving fans the first look at what actor Emma Corrin looks like dressed in a near replica of Princess Diana’s wedding dress from her 1981 royal wedding to Prince Charles.

Corrin, 24, who plays the Princess of Wales on the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix show bares a striking resemblance to the former Diana Spencer, even nailing her timid look away from the camera.

“A first glimpse of Princess Diana’s wedding dress. Emmy award-winning costume designer Amy Roberts wanted to capture the same spirit and style of David & Elizabeth Emanuel’s original design, without creating a replica for Emma Corrin,” the show’s

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