Union's historic gift attracts media attention

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A $51 million gift from Class of 1980 graduates Rich and Mary Templeton will transform engineering and the liberal arts at Union College with the creation of the Templeton Institute for Engineering and Computer Science, President David R. Harris announced Friday.

It is the largest gift in Union’s 225-year history and among the biggest for engineering at a liberal arts school in the last decade.

Harris made the announcement in Memorial Fieldhouse during the public launch of Union’s new $300 million comprehensive campaign, “Powering Union: The Campaign for Multiple Tomorrows.”

Media coverage of the event included:

Inside Higher Ed

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

The Dallas Morning News

The Daily Gazette

Times Union

Albany Business Review

WTEN (ABC affiliate)

WNYT (NBC affiliate)