Iowa State University announced today the largest gift ever given to acollege or university in the state. The 80-million dollar gift comes fromthe estate of an Iowa couple who asked to remain anonymous. I-S-U PresidentMartin Jischke announced the gift today. He said ISU intends to build thebest agronomy program in the world. State Board of Regents President OwenNewlin says the gift goes beyond its impact on Iowa State, making a strongstatement about Iowa’s role in the next century. A published report in theDes Moines Register says the gift is from the estate of Raymond and MaryBaker. Raymond Baker is an I-S-U alum and the former director of research atPioneer Hi-Bred. The gift is believed to be the eighth largest to a U.S.public university.
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