They posed them in caps. They posed them in hats. They posed them
amid the throngs. They posed them by the Nichols House pond. It
seemed everywhere you went, another roll of film was being
The camera-wielding crowd was in full
picture-taking force at the university's 123rd commencement
ceremonies, held at the Homewood campus on May 27.
The day, which began with a chill in the air,
turned into a glorious warm and bright affair that pleased the
thousands of family members and friends of the class of 1999.
Gates gives university $20
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations have committed $20
million to create the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for
Population and Reproductive Health at the School of Public
The gift reflects the commitment of the
foundations, established by Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates
and his wife, Melinda French Gates, to invest in global health
projects. Itbuilds on the foundations' 1997 commitment of $2.25
million to the school, which established a training and research
program for family planning and reproductive health specialists
from developing nations. That program will be the foundation for
the new institute.
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