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GM Foundation Grants $2.8 Million to Universities and Organizations in 2015

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If there’s one thing that’s clear in reading the General Motors press release detailing the various recipients of the General Motors Foundation’s $2.8 million commitment to higher education in 2015, it’s that Wikipedia editor Bryan Henderson (AKA Giraffedata) is not one of the company’s editors. In naming the 31 colleges and universities that received grants from GM Foundation, the following sentence is used: “This year’s list of GM Foundation grant recipients is comprised of.”

We don’t need to tell you why “comprised of” is wrong; you can read Giraffedata’s swear-to-god 6,000-word essay on the matter for yourself.

In any case, GM Foundation—grammatical faux pas or no—indeed committed $2.8 million to 31 universities and organizations in 2015 as a part of its University/Organization Partner Program. The initiative seeks to help encourage students to complete their pursuit of degrees in the STEM fields, as well as supporting everything from design and manufacturing programs to diversity initiatives and career development resources.

The list of GM Foundation grant recipients comprises 31 schools and organizations. They are as follows:

  • Art Center College of Design
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Cleveland Institute of Arts
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Duke University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Howard University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • University of Michigan
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • National Black MBA Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • Purdue University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Stanford University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas-El Paso
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University