A St. Louis County private school has received a $21.5 million donation from the James S. McDonnell family.
Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, or MICDS, will use the money to build a new, 52,000 square-foot science and math facility.
MICDS head of school, Lisa Lyle, says the goal is to involve students in the process of scientific research.
The Missouri Foundation for Health has named a new president and CEO.
Robert Hughes will assume his new post on Nov. 1, taking over from founding president James Kimmey who is retiring at the end of this year.
Hughes is an Illinois native but has spent the past 20 years in New Jersey. There, he worked for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest health philanthropy in the U.S.
Reporting from KCUR's Elana Gordon used in this report.
A decade ago, more than one in four Missourians smoked. Now, only about one in five smoke, and those who do smoke are doing so less often.
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