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When the Financial Crisis Looms: A Tale of Three Colleges

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.14.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

There are a handful of colleges -- largely research universities and the most selective private liberal arts colleges -- that have the endowment, diversity of funding sources, and enrollment brand strength to wait out or even ignore the looming higher education financial crisis. But these are few in number.

Some Thoughts on College Fundraising

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

For several years, the media has highlighted the importance of capital campaigns to relieve the financial burden at many colleges and universities. In doing so, they focus on the scale at the largest research universities where these campaigns now approach $5 billion in announced campaign goals.

Major University Divests $18 Billion Endowment From Coal Companies

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

(Updates with context on Steyer paras 10-12) By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 (Reuters) - Stanford University said o...

Mark Twain's House Takes on Mark Twain's House

Cindy Lovell | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Cindy Lovell

Whether drawn to Mark Twain by a certain nostalgia that includes fishing and hooky-playing or because of his fiery social criticism, readers can't seem to put Twain's books down.

Mark Twain Words & Music: A Stylish Miracle to Fend Off Hard Times

Cindy Lovell | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home
Cindy Lovell

With attendance dwindling and the economy uncertain, museums -- especially those without a healthy endowment -- are getting creative. And proactive.

The Largest University Endowments

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Colleges and universities are reporting modest increases in their endowments, indicating a return to "relative normalcy," according to Inside Higher E...

At Dartmouth And Cornell, Students Shamed For Not Giving To Class Gift Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Members of the Cornell and Dartmouth senior gift committees shamed their peers who opted not to contribute to senior class gift funds, according to th...

Harvard Stops Free-Tuition Program For Students Pledging To Go Into Public Law

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University's law school will stop offering a year of free tuition to students who go into public service law after gr...

Harvard's Endowment Drops Sharply Amid Recession

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — The total value of Harvard's endowment plunged nearly 30 percent in the last fiscal year as the Ivy League institution's portfolio was ...