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Date 04 May 1996 20:38:51


96009                      College News 
                         By Julian Shipp 
RALEIGH, N.C.--Peace College recently received $400,000 from the Mary 
Whiting Ewing Charitable Foundation to provide renewable scholarships for 
four years of undergraduate study. The gift establishes the Mary Whiting 
Ewing Memorial Scholarship Endowment in honor of the late Mary Whiting 
McKay Ewing of Chapel Hill, a Peace College student during the 1920s. The 
scholarships, worth at least $5,000 each annually for up to four 
recipients, will be among Peace's most prestigious. An incoming freshman, 
who has yet to be named, will receive the first award based on her academic 
scholarship, leadership and community involvement. Peace College is a 
liberal arts and sciences college for women. 
BLOOMFIELD, N.J.--AT&T has awarded Bloomfield College a $20,000 AT&T 
Foundation grant designated for support of the college's Student 
Advancement Initiative (SAI). Launched in 1992, the initiative is a 
comprehensive program designed to strengthen undergraduate education for 
Bloomfield College students.  Its primary feature is the use of a 
collegewide program of assessment that measures student performance in 
several areas or competencies including problem solving, critical thinking, 
multicultural/multiracial awareness, communication skills, 
scientific\technological skills, aesthetic appreciation and community 
DAVIDSON, N.C.--To honor the memory of the late Knight-Ridder chairman and 
CEO Jim Batten, Davidson College will create the James Knox Batten 
Professorship in Public Policy through an endowment of $1,000,000. The 
endowment is the result of a $600,000 grant from the John S. James and 
James L. Knight Foundation and a $400,000 gift from Knight-Ridder Inc. 
Batten, who died of a brain tumor in June 1995, had previously created the 
Batten Family Scholarship in Public Policy at Davidson, his alma mater. 
DECATUR, Ill.--Millikin University is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from 
the Ameritech Foundation to support innovative uses of technology in higher 
education. The grant will be used to help support MILLIKInet, a community 
information network that will provide low-cost Internet access to Decatur 
schools, colleges and libraries. Millikin received a grant last August from 
the Illinois State Library System to initially fund the MILLIKInet project. 
BRISTOL, Tenn.--The United Company of Bristol, Va., has extended King 
College a $50,000 challenge grant to complete a $3 million goal for what 
has been named "The Grass Roots Package" by local leaders of The Campaign 
for King College. The campaign will provide scholarship support for King 
students, as well as funds for faculty salaries, academic programs, and 
campus improvements. 

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