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Total contributions climbed to $41 billion in 2016 even though gifts from individuals dropped.
Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.
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.
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.
A medical school building keeps its name at Marian University in Indianapolis, even after the man it's named for can't fulfill a $48 million pledge.
Colleges expand efforts to raise money from recent graduates. But Northeastern campaign that was widely mocked online shows that raising money from those repaying student loans isn't easy.
As charitable donations to higher education soar to a new record high, the richest institutions continue to distance themselves from the rest.
As colleges grapple with issues of race and diversity, they face questions from alumni and donors -- not all of whom are pleased with new campus efforts.
House Republicans question endowment spending and executive compensation in what may signal another round of federal scrutiny over tax benefits flowing to wealthiest universities.
Contributions to colleges and universities hit nearly $38 billion in 2014, making it the strongest year yet for charitable giving.
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