LINGUIST List 23.1001

Tue Feb 28 2012

The Champions of Day One

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <>

Date: 28-Feb-2012
From: LINGUIST List <>
Subject: First Day Challenge Results
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers and Supporters,

At the close of our first challenge, we are amazed by your overwhelming support! We have already received $8,231 in donations. That's slightly over 12% percent of the total we need, donated in the first 36 hours. Although this 'one-day' challenge is over, we still have $58,769 to go, and many great gifts and services to give out. Imagine if we could maintain this pace, how quickly we could complete fund drive this year!

We are so thankful for all of our donors, and want to recognize a few heroic performances from the start of Fund Drive:

Subfield Challenge: Syntax

Syntax is dominating the field battle with an overwhelming $1505 donated so far. Computational linguistics is also showing valiantly in second with donations totaling $506. To see where your subfield stands, click here:

Grad School Challenge: University of Washington

Last year's champion, University of Washington, continues to reign triumphant in the Grad school Challenge with $390 in donations. But this match will be exciting, with The Ohio State University close behind with $335, University of California Santa Barbara bringing in $310, and University of Toronto hitting the $300 mark. Find out who has represented your institution here:

We have not one, but two very generous donors who each contributed $300, making them the highest donors of the day! While we will be sending them both an extra special 'thank you' gift, we want to thank ALL of our incredible donors for making the opening of our Fund Drive so wonderful.

Don't worry if you weren't able to take part in our first challenge. There is still time to donate and support both your favorite subfield and school!

Most sincere thanks,


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