Posted: Jan 31, 2013 8:03 AM
AUSTIN - The University of Texas' new medical school will be named after computer magnate Michael Dell and his wife thanks to a $50 million pledge.
UT announced the donation from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Tuesday. The university says the foundation is also committing another $10 million to improve community health programs in Austin and Travis County.
The Dell Medical School is scheduled to open in 2016 with 50 students in its first class.
Michael Dell is the founder of personal-computing giant Dell Inc. He's a Texas alumnus and longtime donor to the university.
UT President William Powers says in a statement that "no university could ask for better friends" than the Dells.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more