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A Fountain Worth Playing In

The late John W. Kluge, CC ’37, generously donated to Columbia. By generously we mean he doled out more than $500 million to Columbia over the course of his life. Once the richest man in America, Kluge made a ridiculous amount of money, and gave most of it away. But the TV mogul kept some cash […]

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John Kluge, CC ’37, Passes Away

John W. Kluge, CC ’37 and a major donor to the University, passed away today. Kluge came to Columbia on scholarship after leaving Germany for America at the age of 16. He went on to become a billionaire primarily in the telecom and media industries. Over his lifetime he made several gifts to Columbia acknowledging […]

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The J-School is All About the Benjamins

Media mogul John Kluge (who you may remember gave CC a ridiculous amount of money) has announced that he will subsidize yet another of Columbia’s fine institutions–the Journalism School.  A paltry $20 million of his 400 mil gift to the university will go to finishing the J-school’s $100 million Second Century campaign.  The money also […]

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It’s Official: Dough on the Way

Low press briefings, Bwog is aware, are typically not very interesting. This one didn’t disappoint–PrezBo took a few softball questions from a few journalists in his low, almost subsonic tones–but we did get to meet Mr. Kluge himself, a charming old man whose death will bring the University more money than we can really comprehend. […]

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Ask and ye shall receive!

We’d heard that there was going to be a super big announcement tomorrow in Low Rotunda. We figured that it had to do with money. We didn’t know it was going to be this much money: according to the Wall Street Journal, media mogul John Kluge (the minority scholarship guy, Forbes’ #25) is forking over […]

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