Development / fund raising / alumni affairs

Tufts will remove Sackler name from medical campus, drawing rebuke from Purdue Pharma's owners

Tufts will remove the name of a family closely linked to opioids from its medical campus as it releases a report on decades of donations. Family's lawyer calls the decision "intellectually dishonest," but fundraising experts see needed reckoning with the past.

Growing needs and changing demographics strain college fund-raising

Colleges with increasingly diverse student bodies are recognizing that development staff members remain overwhelmingly white.

Pitt moves to rename building of public health school, which honors disgraced scientist

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After extensive study, Pitt moves to change name of building that houses its public health program -- a name that currently honors the U.S. surgeon general who oversaw the Tuskegee experiment.

Colleges are turning to women philanthropists as source of new money for fund-raising campaigns

As income grows for women, some are flexing purse strings in philanthropy. Dartmouth alumnae campaign to get $1 million gifts from 100 women.

Unusual donor agreement at UNLV raises questions about fund-raising and governance

UNLV president signed a gift agreement that said a $14 million pledge was valid only if he was in the job. He's leaving, and the pledge has evaporated. Agreement raises questions on governance and fund-raising ethics.

SNHU, other donors guaranteeing education for 1,000 Dreamers

Southern New Hampshire University and several donors want to guarantee an education for 1,000 DACA students.

NRA president's donation to Grinnell prompts policy rewrite and soul-searching

Donation from NRA president helped prompt college to change gift policy, raising questions: If you take someone's money, are you endorsing them? What if he boasts of getting professors "giddy" about shooting guns?

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.

Dozens more colleges will pay endowment taxes if growth rates continue

The number of institutions subject to the newly enacted tax could grow by dozens in future years.

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