Morgan State’s Record Gift; A Higher Ed Update
Billionaires have grown richer during the pandemic, perhaps none more than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. But at least one billionaire--Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott--is striving to give most of her wealth away. Scott recently donated $4 billion dollars to hundreds of groups -- about one-fifth of it to historically Black, Hispanic and tribal colleges.
We ask Morgan State Universitypresident David Wilson what its $40 million dollars will mean, and how he sees the import of Scott’s choices.
Plus, Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, on how the pandemic is jolting higher education.