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    U.N. Official Praises Microsoft Employees for Helping Refugees Image

    U.N. Official Praises Microsoft Employees for Helping Refugees

    Although Microsoft employees spend their days creating and refining technologies that improve people’s lives, it took their efforts in the Kosovo refugee crisis last year to remind them of just how profound technology’s impact can be.

    Tha...

    Microsoft's Connected Learning Community Grants Enhance Programs at 35 Local Public and Nonprofit Organizations Image

    Microsoft's Connected Learning Community Grants Enhance Programs at 35 Local Public and Nonprofit Organizations

    Emmanuel Hutchinson, a student at Tucson High School, gave up football to attend classes at the Tucson-Pima Arts Council's Multimedia Arts Education Center, a component of the Council's Arts Education Program. He found the environment safe -- other kids didn't try to intimid...

    Microsoft Recognizes 48 High School Teachers Through Curriculum Grant Program 2000 Image

    Microsoft Recognizes 48 High School Teachers Through Curriculum Grant Program 2000

    Microsoft Corp. today announced that 48 middle- and high school teachers nationwide will receive more than $1.3 million in software licenses as part of the Microsoft® Curriculum Grant Program, an initiative designed to help educators create leading-edge information technolog...

    Microsoft Receives "Outstanding Philanthropic Business" Award from Northwest AIDS Foundation Image

    Microsoft Receives "Outstanding Philanthropic Business" Award from Northwest AIDS Foundation

    When Linda Kohn set out last year to become the top fundraiser among Microsoft employees, her main cause was raising money for the Northwest AIDS Foundation. "This cause is very important to me, because I would venture to say we all have lost at least one dear family member ...

    Microsoft Donates State-of-the-Art Software to Advanced Technology Center Image

    Microsoft Donates State-of-the-Art Software to Advanced Technology Center

    "It is a perfect model of Microsoft's vision of a connected learning community -- a community working together to build its own work force," said Diana Carew, Microsoft's manager of community and technical college programs. Last month, Carew traveled to the town of Mexico, M...

    Microsoft Sponsors New Science and Technology Scholarships for Hispanic Students Image

    Microsoft Sponsors New Science and Technology Scholarships for Hispanic Students

    "I was getting kind of worried," recalled 18-year-old Jose Barraza, Jr., salutatorian of his senior class at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista, Calif. Barraza had decided to turn down the full scholarships offered to him by Stanford and Cal Tech and focus instead on pursuin...

    A Class Act: Microsoft, the American Red Cross and Houston-Area Schools Provide Disaster Relief to Schoolchildren Image

    A Class Act: Microsoft, the American Red Cross and Houston-Area Schools Provide Disaster Relief to Schoolchildren

    Microsoft Corp., working closely with the Greater Houston Area Red Cross and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) in a joint project known as "A Class Act," recently helped provide school supplies for children in foreign countries ravaged by war or natural disaster...

    Take Our Daughters to Work Day Event Promotes Careers in Technology for Girls Image

    Take Our Daughters to Work Day Event Promotes Careers in Technology for Girls

    Every year for the past few years, 12-year-old Bethany Potter and her 10-year-old sister, Rebecca, have attended Microsoft Corp.'s annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day event with their father, David Potter, a Microsoft software design engineer. Today is Bethany's fourth app...

    Microsoft Grant to Help Close Digital Divide for American Indians Image

    Microsoft Grant to Help Close Digital Divide for American Indians

    For American Indians, the "digital divide" can feel more like the "digital Grand Canyon." In addition to being the poorest of America’s ethnic minorities, many American Indians live on reservations notorious for their scant natural resources and isolated locations. Many youn...

    Sun Rises to the Call for Volunteerism

    Last Saturday, April 8, 2000, thousands of Sun Microsystems' global employees picked up rakes, hammers, books and donated supplies launching Sun's sixth annual Worldwide Volunteer Week (April 8-15, 2000). Sun employees, their families and friends, business associates and cus...

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