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04 May 1996 18:52:08
96066 College News
by Julian Shipp
DAVIDSON, N.C.--Through the generosity of a Charlotte, N.C., alumnus and
his family, Davidson College will now attract some of the most outstanding
scholar-athletes from across the country. Robert Norris, a member of the
class of 1972, and his wife, Kay, have established the first endowed,
full-cost athletic scholarship in the school's 159-year history. The new
scholarship honors Norris' father, Amos Norris, and boasts a $500,000
endowment that will cover the full cost of attendance. The initial Norris
Scholarship student will matriculate with the class of 2001.
TULSA, Okla.--Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland, visited
the University of Tulsa (TU) Feb. 21. According to Sid Huttner, Special
Collections curator at TU, Robinson came to Tulsa to acknowledge the
internationally recognized holdings of Irish literature in the McFarlin
Library. "Our holdings include a comprehensive collection of materials by
and about James Joyce; Cyril Connolly's papers and library; Richard
Ellmann's research on Wilde, Joyce, Yeats, Beckett, and other Irish
writers; and William Trevor's manuscripts," Huttner said. "We even have
Edmund Wilson's copy of Ulysses.'" During Robinson's visit, the Irish
consul general hosted a private reception for Robinson with Tulsa area
Irish-born and Americans of Irish descent at the Gilcrease Museum.
STAUNTON, Va.--An anonymous benefactor has pledged $250,000 to the Mary
Baldwin College Annual Fund in the amount of $50,000 a year for five years.
Given in the form of a challenge gift, it must be matched each year by
$50,000 in new annual fund gifts from college alumnae, parents and friends.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
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