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    Harvard Gets $400M Gift From Single Donor

    Harvard alum John Paulson has made a $400 million donation to the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the largest financial gift in the school’s history. After graduating summa cum laude in 1980, Paulson launched his own investment firm, which now manages more than $18 billion in funds and has more than 100 employees. The gift was made in conjunction with The Harvard Campaign fundraising initiative and is expected to help significantly boost the private institution’s rapidly expanding engineering department, which itself is now being renamed in Paulson’s honor.


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