'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?

Buying a Spot on the Syllabus

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Some Marshall U. professors object to gift that requires course with Atlas Shrugged, saying link violates academic freedom. Professor who will teach class says critics just don't like Ayn Rand.

The Nontraditional President

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A general resigns, an oil man has his first day and a lobbyist now works on behalf of the university he leads -- three college presidents who took the path less taken.

Defaulting Donor or Unresponsive Donee?

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St. Bonaventure becomes latest institution to be sued by donors, illustrating the growing tensions over gift obligations.

When Athletics May Influence Alumni Giving

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New study finds a link between sports success and donations -- but not in the way many college officials tend to think.

Mixed Ruling in Tulane Lawsuit on 'Donor Intent'

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Louisiana law gives donors and their heirs the right to sue to colleges and other nonprofit groups that fail to carry out terms of their gifts, the state's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Forecasting Slower Growth in Fund Raising

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Association introduces new tool to project trends in giving to colleges and schools.


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