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Munger pledges $200M for UCSB student housing

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Munger pledges $200M for UCSB student housing

A Montecito-based philanthropist pledged at least $200 million to build new student housing on the UC Santa Barbara campus and possibly create a new model for the entire UC system. Charles Munger, the 92-year-old vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, presented his plan at a recent UC Board of Regents meeting to replace existing dorms on Read More →

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Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

If continuing research can change the amount of energy we expect our consumer electronics to consume as much as Nakamura’s LEDs have changed the way we think of light bulbs, the university will more than recover Munger’s donation money in patent licensing and added prestige.

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Munger’s $65M gift raises the bar for UCSB

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Munger’s $65M gift raises the bar for UCSB

Munger’s gift outpaces a $50 million gift by Oracle Corp. Vice Chairman Jeff Henley to fund UCSB’s research into energy efficiency and other science programs.

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Munger gives UCSB $20.7M

By   /  Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger, a frequent South Coast visitor whose grandson studied at UC Santa Barbara has donated $20.7 million in stock to the university.

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