Giving Thought to Donor Intent

Panelists discuss high-profile cases of philanthropists feeling spurned by colleges, but some say that's far from the norm in higher ed giving.

Donations Are Up, But Not From Alumni

For second year in a row, rate of giving to colleges by their graduates drops. Is this cause for concern?

Buying a Spot on the Syllabus

Some Marshall U. professors object to gift that requires course with Atlas Shrugged, saying link violates academic freedom. Professor who will teach class says critics just don't like Ayn Rand.

The Nontraditional President

A general resigns, an oil man has his first day and a lobbyist now works on behalf of the university he leads -- three college presidents who took the path less taken.

Defaulting Donor or Unresponsive Donee?

St. Bonaventure becomes latest institution to be sued by donors, illustrating the growing tensions over gift obligations.

When Athletics May Influence Alumni Giving

New study finds a link between sports success and donations -- but not in the way many college officials tend to think.

Mixed Ruling in Tulane Lawsuit on 'Donor Intent'

Louisiana law gives donors and their heirs the right to sue to colleges and other nonprofit groups that fail to carry out terms of their gifts, the state's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Forecasting Slower Growth in Fund Raising

Association introduces new tool to project trends in giving to colleges and schools.

Charlie Wilson's Chair

He may not be Thomas Jefferson, but that does not seem to matter to his supporters. Charlie Wilson, the notoriously fun-loving former Texas Congressman, may soon have an endowed professor’s chair named in his honor, to the dismay of some professors at the University of Texas at Austin.

Encouraging Interdisciplinarity

Consortium of research universities considers steps to support cross-departmental research by making changes at faculty and administrative levels.


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