Fund-Raising/Development

Hampshire College looks for partner, may not enroll freshmen in fall

Hampshire College, the nearly 50-year-old experiment in self-directed education, facing "bruising financial and demographic realities," looks for a partner.

DePauw faculty split on no-confidence vote in president

At DePauw, vote of no confidence in president follows cuts in health benefits in period of minimal raises.

After tuition hike, Minnesota sees fewer out-of-state students

As states compete for a shrinking group of freshmen, historic out-of-state tuition premiums may no longer be a sure source of income for state higher ed systems.

Koch Foundation pledges to make future grant terms public, but critics want to know more about past agreements

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The Charles Koch Foundation pledges to make future grant terms public, but critics still want to know more about past agreements -- specifically whether they allowed the foundation a role in faculty hiring or curricular decisions.

Koch agreements with George Mason gave foundation role in faculty hiring and oversight

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George Mason says some of its past donor agreements with Charles Koch Foundation have afforded the organization a say in faculty appointments, in violation of the norms of academic freedom.

Personal giving pushes donations to colleges and universities to new level in 2017

Alumni donors help push charitable totals to $43.6 billion in 2017.

Investor's $75M gift to Hopkins philosophy department shows breadth and potential of fund-raising

Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.

University of Louisville pursues different strategies for different scandals

U of Louisville didn’t try to defend itself over harsh criticisms of its foundation. But when NCAA faulted powerful coach for failing to prevent a prostitution scandal, it was another matter.

Critics question spending librarian's donation on scoreboard

Alumnus and longtime library employee left largely unrestricted bequest to U of New Hampshire. It is spending $100,000 on the library and $1 million on a video scoreboard for the football stadium.

Wayne State Donor Agreement Goes Under the Microscope

Pizza baron's gift to Wayne State business school draws scrutiny over provisions requiring consulting with donors on certain courses and stipulations on what a dean should be paid.

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