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  • Tech Billionaire Pledges $36 Million To Start Harvey Relief Charity
    September 5, 2017

    Michael Dell, founder and CEO of computer giant Dell Inc., said he and his wife Susan would donate $36 million from their foundation to help Texas recover from Harvey’s catastrophic flooding. The donation―the largest single contribution to a Harvey relief organization yet―will found the Rebuild Texas Fund. Dell said the new organization would work with Texas-based OneStar Foundation to raise $100 million. The fund has secured partnerships with big corporate and charity names, including Walmart, Gerstner Family Foundation and Verizon.

    Read more at huffingtonpost.com
  • The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students
    August 30, 2017

    You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life. Of the country’s nearly 18 million undergraduates, more than 40 percent go to community college, and of those, only 62 percent can afford to go to college full-time.

    Read more at nytimes.com
  • Announcing the LEDA Career Network
    August 9, 2017

    LEDA is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative, the LEDA Career Network. Made possible by the visionary support of the Gerstner Family Foundation, this new initiative will kick-off this week with the inaugural LEDA Career Institute, a four-day program serving 160 high-achieving, low-income students from 50 top colleges who have been selected as LEDA Career Fellows.

    Read more at ledascholars.org