Rather Gives $2 Million To Alma Mater

By Brian 

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The timing can’t be a coincidence: Sam Houston State University announced a $2 million gift from prominent alum Dan Rather today. “It’s the largest single monetary gift in the school’s 127-year history,” the AP says. “The donation, made in the names of Rather and his wife, Jean, has been designated for scholarships and discretionary spending in the school’s communications program.”

“So many people, known and unknown, helped me to get through Sam Houston State when I was there, desperately trying to make it, that I’ve always wanted to give back — some how, some way — to the best of my ability,” Rather says…