Unusual $50 million gift for writing at Michigan

Associated Press
Unusual $50 million gift for writing at Michigan

This Aug. 2, 2011 photo made available by Crain Communications shows Helen Zell at her home in Chicago. Helen Zell, the wife of billionaire real estate mogul Sam Zell, and the University of Michigan plan to announce a $50 million gift Thursday, March 6, 2013 to support the university's acclaimed graduate writing program. It's believed to be by far the largest ever gift to support a university creative writing program, and at a time when most major gifts to higher education are supporting science, one of the largest ever offering such targeted support to a humanities program on campus. Zell earned her English degree at Michigan in 1964. (AP Photo/Crain Communications, Eric Unger)

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