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      Claflin gets largest donation in school history

      Claflin University in Orangeburg has received the largest donation in school's 150 yr history
      ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Claflin University in Orangeburg has received the largest donation in the school's almost 150 year history.



      The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (
      http://bit.ly/19WcRdL
      ) the school has received a $4.3 million donation from Sodexo Corporation.



      The donation has moved the historically black school closer to its capital campaign goal of $95 million. The university has now raised $71 million since the campaign began 30 months ago.



      Claflin President Henry Tisdale said Sodexo's gift will help pay for a new chapel, a Molecular Science and Research Center and smart classrooms and wireless Internet.



      Claflin was founded in 1869.
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