DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, has announced a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor to establish a student technology center and lab.
The gift will be used to create a state-of-the-art tech center and visualization lab in which students can develop their technology and computing skills, enable the school to appoint a director to lead programming efforts at the center, and bolster the Founders Fund for Computer Science, which helps provide computer science students and faculty with access to cutting-edge tools, supports project work that hones their skills, and sponsors programs that help computer science majors prepare for graduate study and careers in high tech. With the gift, the Campaign for DePauw, which was formally launched in October 2014, has raised $255 million toward its $300 million goal.
"This gift will help move DePauw University to the forefront of liberal arts universities in the nation," said DePauw president Brian W. Casey. "I continue to be moved by the commitment and passion of our alumni and board of trustees to provide our students and faculty with outstanding programs and spaces that allow them to be leaders and thinkers of consequence. Gifts like this will continue to live on and change how DePauw students live and work in an ever-changing landscape."