J-School Announces Major Gift, Names New Building

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism has announced a $4.4 million gift from the Knight Foundation (founded by what is now Night Ridder). $2.4 million of the gift will go towards establishing a new journalism institute and bolstering funding for existing Knight-initiatives. The remaining money will be added to $3 million previously donated by the foundation to meet the $5 million required to name the J-School’s new building John S. and James L. Knight Hall. The building will have a prominent location on the university’s planned west mall adjacent to the Art-Soc building and the nearby traffic circle. Expected completion: 2009.

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3 thoughts on “J-School Announces Major Gift, Names New Building”

  1. This is one of the first steps to improving the asphault desert known as lot 1! Any idea of what other buildings have been proposed in the area? The master plan depicts a number of new buildings, but I’m not sure what their program is.

  2. I believe they are all academic buildings. Possibly one of them is the new public health school? The buildings depicted around Ludwig Field are undergraduate dorms.

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