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SEATTLE – The CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is stepping down after more than five years in the role. Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellman on Thursday cited family and health as reasons for leaving the world’s richest philanthropy, calling it “the toughest decision” of her career. Desmond-Hellman, 62, was the third CEO in the organization’s 20-year history, the Seattle Times reported. With a background as a research scientist and physician, she was the first to come from outside Microsoft.
Bill Gates is scheduled to speak in Spokane on Saturday, May 18, about joint work with Rotary International to eradicate polio worldwide. The talk will be before about 750 members of the service organization gathered for a conference from Seattle, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Canada.
Bill Gates is starting a new fight against systemic poverty in America, as his private foundation announces millions of dollars toward unspecified initiatives ranging from data projects to funding for community activists.
The billionaire donated 64 million of the software maker’s shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on June 6, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Monday. The shares were valued at $4.6 billion at the time.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $279 million to the University of Washington to expand its work in improving global population health.
The University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, officials said Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG – The first time the world came to South Africa for a conference on AIDS, the country’s leader shocked attendees by questioning whether HIV really caused the disease. President Thabo Mbeki then walked out of the room as a slender 11-year-old boy with AIDS addressed the crowd in response, pleading for treatment and understanding in a region where the epidemic was taking its harshest toll.
Legislators working on answers to constitutional issues. Meanwhile, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides stopgap funding.
The small Eastern Washington school district that many Washington charter schools will be joining received a $2.1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in December.
There’s a lot of research in education that suggests the single most important factor in students’ academic success is the teacher. And there’s a growing amount of research suggesting the students who need a great teacher the most – students in poverty, students of color, students who are performing worse than their peers – are less likely to have one. A recent study published by a pair of University of Washington researchers, funded in part by the Gates Foundation, undertook a comprehensive analysis of teacher quality and student access in Washington state and found that our “teacher quality gap” is stubborn and widespread.
It's huge – asymmetrical, shaped like two fat boomerangs meeting in midair. Benefactors call it a campus.
Last column, we re-acquainted readers with Maurice Robinette, a fourth-generation rancher and farmer from the Lazy R Ranch near Cheney.
The challenge of preparing workers for jobs 20 to 40 years from now requires a “blended” approach combining technology and hands-on involvement by innovative teachers, says Mark David Milliron, an education specialist with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Milliron was the keynote speaker at Wednesday’s Greater Spokane Incorporated annual meeting in downtown Spokane. The meeting drew more than 900 and focused on community plans to prepare the next generation of skilled workers.
For Janae Choquette, it’s a no-brainer to support small-scale agriculture because solutions are local-based and then set into motion through local experts.
Pondering the characteristics of today’s supposed “all-about-me-and-my-social-networking” generation, lefties like me can occasionally become jaded.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $500 million pledge today to support projects that encourage poor people around the world to save money.
Communities in Schools has received a $50,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to research opening a school-based health clinic.
A new University of Washington study confirms why library computers in the Inland Northwest are always busy. A third of Americans 14 and older – about 77 million people nationwide – use library computers to look for jobs, connect with friends, do their homework and improve their lives, according to the study.
A new University of Washington study confirms why library computers in the Inland Northwest are always busy.