Southern Illinois U receives $1.3M gift

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A local university is upping its commitment to providing an education to students with disabilities thanks to a generous gift.

SIU alumnus Jim Greenwood and his wife Martha left the school $1.3 million to achieve that goal.

SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng made the announcement on Monday.

The money comes from the estate of the couple upon their deaths. Jim Greenwood came to SIU in the 1960s because of its inclusiveness.

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