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OSU Announces Gifts Totaling $25 Million

OPB | Jan. 31, 2013 3:30 p.m. | Portland

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Oregon State University announced a handful of gifts Thursday totaling $25 million.

An anonymous donor has committed $5 million toward the performing and digital arts.

The bulk of the other $20 million comes from Peter and Rosalie Johnson and anonymous donors.  That money will go toward a new engineering research facility.

OSU President Ed Ray highlighted the engineering gifts in his State of the University address in Portland Thursday.

“This new building will help to revolutionize how Oregon State approaches collaborative projects involving scientists and students in engineering and other colleges in critical areas of study and discovery, including chemical engineering, biological engineering, and environmental engineering,” Ray said. 

The gifts would cover about half the cost of the $40 million engineering project. University and foundation officials hope to get legislative support for state bonds, to cover the other $20 million. 

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