Retired Microsoft attorney Bill Neukom gave another large gift to alma mater Dartmouth--for a discipline "cluster" uniting computer science with liberal arts.
"A philanthropist and longtime attorney for Microsoft gave $10 million to amp up Dartmouth College’s computer science program, specifically to apply complex computing and data to other fields like neuroscience, the environment, and even social sciences and humanities. Chalk up another one for big data. The gift from Bill Neukom kicks off the university’s initiative to create clusters of study around globally important issues, and will establish three new faculty working with massive sets of data, often called "big data." It’s the latest in Dartmouth’s history of combining computer science with liberal arts, dating back to the creation of the BASIC programming language at the school in 1964." -- Tate Williams, Inside Philanthropy