The Dalai Lama has offered to donate $100,000 to help Florida International University raise other money to stave off the elimination of its religious studies department, the Miami Herald reported. The department is one of many programs and degrees facing elimination because of state budget cuts, and Nathan M. Katz, a professor who is trying to save the department, who has known the Dalai Lama since studying in India in 1973, wrote him asking for help. In a letter to President Modesto A. Maidique, the spiritual leader's aides say he believes the study of diverse religions is essential in today's "deeply interconnected world." Katz told the Herald that the university has agreed to accept the gift, but that it alone would not be enough to save the department.
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