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Google quietly donates $10M to University of Washington in another major computer science gift.
We already know that Microsoft, Amazon, and Zillow made multimillion-dollar donations to help build a new University of Washington computer science and engineering building. But another tech giant has also contributed to the expansion — albeit in a quieter way.
Google confirmed to GeekWire today that it is donating $10 million to the University of Washington. The gift is “a mix of support for research projects and research facilities,” according to a new mention on the UW website for the second computer science building, which counts Google’s donation among the $90 million in commitments raised for the project as of this month.