Development/fund raising

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meant potentially losing a donation of $15 million, which the insurance company's nonprofit philanthropic arm promptly rescinded.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?

'Fundamentally Inconsistent' With University Values

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Organizers of the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Fund hoped to turn their new program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign into a Hoover Institution of the Midwest, a model for getting more free market ideals and ideological diversity into major research universities.

Are Museums Academic Units?

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U. of Oregon faculty oppose the transfer of authority over art museum from the provost to the advancement office -- raising questions about a university museum's mission.

Giving Thought to Donor Intent

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Panelists discuss high-profile cases of philanthropists feeling spurned by colleges, but some say that's far from the norm in higher ed giving.

Donations Are Up, But Not From Alumni

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For second year in a row, rate of giving to colleges by their graduates drops. Is this cause for concern?


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