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Harvard just got the biggest donation in its history

A billionaire Harvard University graduate whose career blended academia and business is giving back to his alma mater in a big way, The Harvard Crimson reports. The family charity founded by real estate tycoon Gerald Chan is donating $350 million to the Harvard School of Public Health, which will be renamed after his father. The money, one of the largest donations to an American university and the biggest in Harvard’s history, will broadly fund research on obesity, cancer, infectious pandemics, poverty, health systems, and more, according to The New York Times.