Development / fund raising / alumni affairs

Georgetown, Case Western, Rochester campaigns signal return of big fund-raising

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After 3 years during which many colleges were cautious on fund-raising goals, 3 universities roll out campaigns of at least $1 billion in October, a vote of confidence in an uncertain philanthropy environment.

Drake fund-raising campaign on track despite breaking rules

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Despite an unconventional structure and a public launch in the middle of the economic downturn, Drake U. administrators are hopeful for outcome of $200 million campaign.

JSTOR for Life

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In a pilot, universities pay a little extra so alumni can have access to the scholarly article database after they graduate.

Low-Hanging Fruit

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Educators consider how they can get "near-completers" to finish up their college degrees.

Regaining Confidence

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Fund-raising officials see U. of Southern California's announcement of $6 billion campaign as indication of optimism in the development market.

Verging on App-Aesthetic

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Colleges use quirky, game-oriented microsites to recruit prospective students and reconnect with alumni.

Cents and Sustainability

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On dozens of campuses, students vote for small fee increases intended to generate money for environmental plans.

Why the Rich Universities Get Richer

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Analysis documents gaps between the wealthiest and everyone else -- and suggests that some strategies used to build mega-endowments may not work indefinitely.

Snapshots of Endowment Spending

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Universities' responses to Senate inquiry on finances shed light on wealthy institutions' practices, providing some new data, answering some questions, and raising others.

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