Sunday, May 21, 2006

Bush Foundation and 3M Contribute to Xavier University in New Orleans

The rebuilding and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina by Xavier University, the nation's only Historically Black and Catholic institution of higher learning, which sustained $450 in damages, has been on the receiving end of major cash infusions recently.
Xavier is first in the nation in placing African-American students into medical schools, where it has been ranked for the past 10 years. The 77% acceptance rate of Xavier graduates by medical schools is almost twice the national average, and 92% of those who enter medical schools complete their degree programs.

Xavier has also benefited from monies raised by the Bush-Clinton Hurricane Relief Fund's $30 million grant for universities and was presented with a $2 million unrestricted grant from the Bush Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald G. Bush and based in St. Paul, Minnesota.[snip] Louisiana Weekly

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