'Envisioning Black Colleges'

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"A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste." That phrase has for decades been associated with the United Negro College Fund, which supports private black colleges. But the phrase is much more widely known than the history of the UNCF.

Portrait of the College CFO

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Quality of life and influence in the institution matter most to chief financial officers -- far more than pay, survey finds.

A College By Any Other Name

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To some at the University of Iowa, the corporate whiff of a potential "Wellmark College of Public Health" might be too much.

Second Thoughts on Fund Raising Targets

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As campaign targets grow and accountability measures proliferate, is development headed in the wrong direction?

Building on a Budget

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In search of funds, colleges promote their projects as being part of larger mission or vision.

Iowa Faculty Reconsider What's in a Name

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Earlier this month, professors at the University of Iowa decided that they'd rather not work at the "Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield College of Public Health" -- even if it meant potentially losing a donation of $15 million, which the insurance company's nonprofit philanthropic arm promptly rescinded.

Positive Financial Assessment of Private Colleges

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Citing endowment returns and strong student demand, Standard & Poor's reports continued strength in college and university bond ratings.

New Watchdog for Donors

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New center plans to link philanthropists with colleges that share their vision, but some fund raisers aren't certain about the need for more scrutiny.

The Changing Community College President

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At Virginia's Lord Fairfax Community College -- and 2-year colleges all over -- a newfound focus on alumni affairs and fund raising is changing the job description.

Aiming Higher

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Boston U. plans to spend $1.8 billion to raise its stature among research universities. The money will help, but will the university advance only if its competitors stand still?


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