Iowa lawyer, Tulane grad gives school $3M for new department

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Iowa attorney and Tulane University alumna has given $3 million to one of the newest departments at the private university in New Orleans.

The Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering is so new that undergraduate and graduate programs are still in the works.

Charlotte Beyer Hubbell of Des Moines said in a news release Tuesday that the donation fits with her interests in threats to New Orleans such as coastal erosion, rising sea levels, a changing climate, floods and other severe weather impacts.

She gave $2 million to endow a department chair and $1 million for an excellence fund.

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