The Graduate School has received a $1.75 million gift — among the largest in school history — from an anonymous donor. The gift will ultimately support hundreds of graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a preference to those who enhance the overall diversity of the Graduate School’s student body across STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Suzanne Barbour, dean of The Graduate School, said this gift will have an enduring impact on graduate students at Carolina and will provide opportunities to enhance diversity across many areas.

“The donor’s gift will do more than just support individual students — it will support an educational and research culture that promotes innovation, creativity and success,” Barbour said.

The donor, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum who

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