WEST LAFAYETTTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue announced today the largest donation to the History Department in the university's history.
The department received $3 million from an anonymous donor. That donation will be matched by presidential funds authorized by Purdue President Mitch Daniels, totaling $6 million.
Daniels said the timing of the donation goes along with one of his new initiatives focusing on the STEM disciplines.
"We accept and really insist their responsibility to learn the liberal arts along the way," said Daniels. "I was working on the initiatives and possible donation on separate tracks, but I think it's fortuitous the timing came together like it did, because it makes this point."
The donation will fully fund two professors in classes on the history of technology and medicine.
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