Development/fund-raising

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?

Colby College's fund-raising campaign goes public quickly

Colby took a campaign public after just a year in the silent phase, and it hasn’t emphasized its end date. That strategy reflects changes in what colleges hope to accomplish and whom they hope to reach with large fund-raising efforts.

Disagreement over Gies College of Business name exposes fund-raising tensions

The donor behind the newly named Gies College of Business wasn’t controversial at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. But faculty members worry the next donor could be.

Colleges and universities set high targets in latest fund-raising campaigns

An increased focus on fund-raising meets a surging stock market to create ideal conditions for campaigns.

UC Irvine under scrutiny for taking $200 million for school of health from couple some say back junk science

Medical researchers say UC Irvine is advancing junk science by taking funds from wealthy donors who favor nontraditional therapies.

University of Wisconsin Naming Partnership approaches halfway point

As deal to keep Wisconsin Business School name intact approaches its halfway mark, donors consider what it means -- and the changing nature of honoring donors.

Growth in charitable contributions to colleges slows in 2016

Total contributions climbed to $41 billion in 2016 even though gifts from individuals dropped.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund defends accepting Koch money

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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.

UC Irvine moves to reject endowed chair gifts from donor with strong opinions about the study of Hinduism

UC Irvine moves to reject gifts for endowed chairs from group that has strong opinions -- too strong -- about the study of Hinduism and a desire to influence who would be hired.

$400 million gift to Harvard sets off debate about philanthropy to wealthy institutions

$400 million gift to the world's wealthiest university sets off a public backlash about the priorities of billionaire donors and their alma maters.

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