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Nov 08, 2022
Fiscal year 2021 brought booming returns to higher education endowments. But for many institutions, things look a lot less rosy this year.

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November 8, 2022
Fiscal year 2021 brought booming returns to higher education endowments. But for many institutions, things look a lot less rosy this year.
November 3, 2022
College and university endowment assets collectively total more than $821 billion, but determining how much of those assets are managed by diversely owned firms has proven difficult. A bill seeks to change that.
September 9, 2022
University governing boards should answer their students’ call and divest from Chinese companies complicit in genocide against Uyghurs, Keith Krach writes.
August 31, 2022
Oil prices are on a major upswing and paying off for some endowments, even as colleges face pressure to divest from fossil fuels over climate change concerns.
August 10, 2022
New data shows college endowment returns are down after a banner year in 2021. Experts say the returns says more about a difficult year for the market than investment strategies.
July 1, 2022
Colleges have increasingly emphasized the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in recent years—but not necessarily in the firms managing their assets, a new study finds.
March 9, 2022
Few institutions are heavily invested in Russian assets, but college officials say divestment is one symbolic step that institutions can take to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
February 22, 2022
Students have long called on colleges to divest their endowments from fossil fuels. Now organizers at MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Yale are deploying the law to end such investments.
February 18, 2022
The average endowment’s size increased by 35 percent, leaving 19 percent of institutions with endowments worth more than $1 billion. But experts say few students benefited from that growth.
October 27, 2021
The university’s divestment is powerful, but it must do more to model climate leadership, write Ilana Cohen and Tim Wirth.

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