Maine Higher Education And Smith College Receive Blockbuster Private Gifts

Higher Education in Maine and Smith College were each beneficiaries of record-setting, transformative private gifts this week. The two massive gifts, totaling more than half a billion dollars, will support multiple educational initiatives by their recipients for years to come.

The Maine Gift

The Harold Alfond Foundation announced Tuesday that it was donating more than $500 million for new investments to help grow Maines’s workforce and economy and support quality health care. The grant awards will be paid out over time as recipients meet certain benchmarks.

Eight recipients will receive between $5 million and $240 million each, to support their work in education, skill-building, research and job creation. According to the foundation, “supporting the goals of Maine’s 10-year Economic Development Strategy, the selected institutions will help enhance the skills of the state workforce, promote innovation

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U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Emphasize U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on Reproductive Health Care in Minnesota

The new Supreme Court will consider key cases that could take away Minnesotans’ health care coverage and threatens the right to abortion.

St. Paul, MN—  The recent vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court puts Minnesotans’ health care and reproductive rights in jeopardy. Today Senator Tina Smith, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and leaders from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU had a discussion about the risks to Minnesotans if the Affordable Care Act or Roe v. Wade are overturned by the Supreme Court.

“Judge Barrett’s record of opposing the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade demonstrates that she is not qualified to safeguard our constitutional rights and liberties as a member of our nation’s highest court,” said Senator Tina Smith. “Minnesotans are now facing a very real possibility of losing health care and reproductive rights. At a time when our country is grappling with entrenched health disparities and a pandemic, we

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Arkansas Colleges of Health Education purchases Fort Smith Golden Living facility – News – Times Record

A medical college in Fort Smith has purchased the Golden Living corporate offices to use as a biological research lab and wellness center.

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced the purchase of the Golden Living facility in Fort Smith on Tuesday in what it says is a “quest to advance healthcare education and research in Arkansas and beyond.” Kyle D. Parker, chief executive officer of ACHE, said the move will create the largest research institution of any osteopathic school in the nation.

The Golden Living corporate offices building at 1000 Fianna Way, formerly known as Beverly Healthcare’s offices, will be named the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Research Institute Health & Wellness Center. It was purchased last week, ACHE announced Tuesday.

“We are ecstatic to announce that we will be relocating our ACHE Biological Research Lab to this new location, taking its current space from 7000 square-feet to

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