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SU announces $75 million pledge to Newhouse School

Syracuse University announced a $75 million pledge to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Monday, the largest gift in the university’s history.

The Samuel I. Newhouse foundation made the pledge, which would fund several academic initiatives and would be one of the largest gifts donated to a communications school, according to an SU News release.

Donald Newhouse, a representative of the foundation and an honorary member of SU’s Board of Trustees, announced the pledge at an on-campus event Monday morning. The Newhouse School is named after his late father, Samuel, who founded Advanced Publications in 1922.

My family and I expect to continue our long-term commitment to ensure that the school my Dad helped found almost 60 years ago remains the leading communications school in the world,” Newhouse said in the release.

The gift would help boost SU’s Forever Orange fundraising campaign. The $1.5 billion capital campaign, announced in November, aims to increase the university’s endowment through private donations. The campaign raised more than $770 million by its official launch.

The funds would be allocated under the direction of the Newhouse School’s next dean, according to the release. The university hopes to have a new dean appointed by July 2020. …read more

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