Too Good to Be True?

University of the Ozarks sues life insurance companies over a failed fund raising program for alumni and donors.

Alumni Donations Aren't Just Altruism

Conventional wisdom has it that if an alumnus wants to help his kids’ chances of getting into the old alma mater, he should step up his contributions to the college for a few years before a child mails out an application.

Countercultural and Alive

Demise of Antioch College points to challenges facing progressive colleges -- and strategies used by some to thrive.

'Envisioning Black Colleges'

"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

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

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

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

Building on a Budget

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

Iowa Faculty Reconsider What's in a Name

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meant potentially losing a donation of $15 million, which the insurance company's nonprofit philanthropic arm promptly rescinded.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

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


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