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Missouri University Of Science And Technology Receives $300 Million Gift, The Largest In Missouri Higher Education History

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Missouri University of Science and Technology(Missouri S and T) announced today that it had received a $300 million donation, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education. St. Louis businessman and Missouri S and T alum Fred Kummer and his wife June are giving the money to a foundation they created that will support several initiatives at the university.

The Kummers’ gift will be administered by The Kummer Institute Foundation. Funds from the foundation will support several new initiatives at Missouri S&T, including:

  • A new research and development entity modeled after other university-affiliated centers like the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The new organization will be the home to four new research centers – focused on infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, and environmental and resource sustainability.
  • The Kummer School of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, a new school that will combine academic programs in business with new programs related to innovation and entrepreneurship at the bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. levels.
  • Scholarships, fellowships and other enhancement for high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Expansion of the university’s online degree programs.
  • New research faculty positions.
  • Expansion and renovation of existing facilities along with construction of new buildings and labs.
  • Enhanced community outreach through student-community engagement, a lecture series, and a shuttle service between S&T and St. Louis to bring students from the metropolitan area to Rolla

“This gift is transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state,” said Dr. Mo Dehghani, Missouri S&T chancellor. “For nearly 150 years, Missouri S&T has been known as the state’s premier technological university. Now, thanks

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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 5, 2020: Proven model backing Texas, Missouri

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A pair of double-digit favorites with title aspirations went down hard in Week 4 as Oklahoma fell to Kansas State and LSU dropped its opener to Mississippi State. Others such as Texas (vs. Texas Tech) and Texas A&M (vs. Vanderbilt) got huge scares. The Week 5 college football odds from William Hill are out and Alabama (-17.5) is a heavy favorite against Texas A&M, while Clemson (-28) has the four-score edge against Virginia.

Which big favorites in the Week 5 college football lines are vulnerable? And where are the best values for college football bets this week as the SEC, Big 12 and ACC continue to highlight the schedule? Before making any Week 5 college football picks, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 16-2 on top-rated picks through four weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $1,100 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. 

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 5 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head to SportsLine to see every pick.

Top Week 5 college football predictions 

One of the top Week 5 college football picks the model is recommending: Texas (-13 at William Hill) gets the win and the cover at home in a noon ET kickoff against TCU on Saturday. The Longhorns survived in a 63-56 shootout against Texas Tech in Week 4. TCU, meanwhile, fell at home against Iowa State.

SportsLine’s model is