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College Endowment

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.05.2017 | Education
Don Hill

(4th of 5 installments) Tax subsidies exist for private schools at least in part because the schools and their students' parents are deemed to serve ...

Dependent Schools - How the Public Pays More to Educate Students in Wealthy Private Schools Than Those in Public Schools

Don Hill | Posted 03.02.2017 | Education
Don Hill

Many booarding schools have found it difficult to consistently maintain full enrollments. Mercersburg was founded as a boys' school in 1893; it added girls in 1969 to counter a shrinking male applicant pool.

Pay as You Go

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Dr. Roger H. Hull

In this day and age, those entrusted with running colleges and universities would be well served by fiscal conservatism. However, my fiscal conservatism was not the limiting principle that most would expect.

Missing the Point on College Endowment Returns

Dan Apfel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
Dan Apfel

We need more articles to analyze whether growing endowments yield better educational results. College endowments are simply not hedge funds where the only thing that matters is quarterly or annual returns.

A Massive Positive Impact Potential: 5 Reasons Colleges and Universities Should Move Their Money

Zoe Mendelson | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Zoe Mendelson

By keeping their massive endowments in big banks, colleges inherently support the behaviors of those banks and everything those banks invest in. And those things happen to constitute the seeds sowed from which we now reap this crisis.

Students: It's Our Money. Let's Take It Back!

Molly Gott | Posted 10.20.2011 | College
Molly Gott

As students, what can we do? How can we help grow the #occupy movement and empower the 99%? We can do more than hold signs, hand out flyers, and post on Facebook. We can change the way our universities bank.

How America's Universities Became Hedge Funds

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Samuels

In the brave new world where universities operate like hedge funds, institutions of higher learning have lost their way by caring more about interest rates than educational quality.

Blood Money: Will WVU Honor Coal Miner Heroes and Students or Violating Dirty Coal Barons?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

This might be the shameless story of the week: Either that, or West Virginia University president James P. Clements has a lot of explaining to do.

Tuft's Need Blind Admissions Falls Victim To Economy

Tufts Daily | Gillian Javetski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reported a 4 percent drop in applications this year but accepted 26 percent of applicants to the Class of 2013 ...

Shut Out: How the Cost of Higher Education Is Dividing Our Country

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Kroll

Welcome to the other crisis spreading quietly across the country: the crisis of college affordability.

Full Paying College Students Favored By Struggling Colleges

New York Times | KATE ZERNIKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the bid for a fat envelope this year, it may help, more than usual, to have a fat wallet. Facing fallen endowments and needier students, many co...

What You Don't Know About Your College Education

Gina Nahai | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gina Nahai

Many colleges and universities have devoted their energies to enlarging the size of their endowments at the expense of the education and wellbeing of their students.

It Gets Worse

Gina Nahai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gina Nahai

It's a moral outrage that colleges and universities around the United States have devoted their energies to enlarging their endowments at the expense of the education and well being of their students.

How Will Colleges Survive? Schools Suffering In Crisis As Endowments Wither

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harvard recently reported that the value of its endowment dropped $8 billion between the end of June and October of this year. At the same time, a rec...

Schools Suffering In Crisis As Endowments, Donations Wither

BloggingStocks | Posted Dec 3rd 2008 12:00PM by Peter CohanFiled Under: Bad News, Economic Data, Politics, Recession, Financial Crisis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harvard reports that the value of its endowment has declined $8 billion between the end of June 2008 through October 2008. That would make Harvard's e...