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A Brown alum has donated $100 million to advance brain science and help find cures for ALS and Alzheimer’s diseases.

The corporation that runs Brown University has decided against purging its endowment of investments in coal companies, as a student-led group, Brown Divest Coal, had campaigned for.

In a statement released by university President Christina Paxson, the corporation decided that Brown will address climate change though teaching and research, rather than through coal divestment.