Development/fund-raising

$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.

2014 is record year for higher ed donations

Contributions to colleges and universities hit nearly $38 billion in 2014, making it the strongest year yet for charitable giving.

One college distances itself from Bill Cosby; others stick with him

Allegations against the comedian, an active fund-raiser and speaker in higher education, have led one college to drop his name, while others stand by him.

UNCF receives $25m from Koch brothers, prompting praise and anger

Koch brothers make major gift to the UNCF, primarily for scholarships -- and some wonder why black college group accepted the money and will give Koch some say in how recipients are selected.

Proposed Ph.D. funded by JPMorgan Chase raises questions at U. of Delaware

A planned doctoral program at University of Delaware -- funded primarily by JPMorgan Chase -- is raising questions about academic-business partnerships.

Centre College loses huge donation

What would have been the largest donation ever to a liberal arts college isn't headed to Centre College and it's not exactly clear why.

Roundup of colleges starting or finishing fund-raising campaigns

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Roundup of colleges starting or finishing fund-raising campaigns

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UT Austin rejects funding from Chinese government-linked foundation

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UT Austin says it will not accept funding from a foundation after concerns were raised about its connections to the Chinese Communist Party.

Roundup of colleges starting or finishing fund-raising campaigns

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