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College Endowments

College Takes Bold Stand Against Assault Weapons

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.19.2014 | College

Occidental College in Los Angeles has decided that it will not knowingly invest its endowment in companies that manufacture military-style assault wea...

Colleges Get Richer

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's college and university endowments — often used to fund scholarships and professorships — had strong growth last y...

Over-Reaching on Undermatching

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Undermatching was one of the motivating forces behind last week's White House Summit on College Opportunity that included mostly elite institutions to the exclusion of broad access colleges.

Harvard Gets 11.3 Percent Richer

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's endowment earned an 11.3 percent gain on investments in the most recent fiscal year...

Benson: CU Will No Divest Of Fossil Fuels In Endowments

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver

Asked Wednesday at a town hall meeting if he would support the CU Foundation divesting of fossil fuels -- a move recently approved by the student body...

Stanford Sets Record, But Many Colleges Struggle On Fundraising

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 04.22.2013 | College

SAN FRANCISCO — Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a...

Court: University Of California Must Disclose Venture Capital Returns

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | San Francisco

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The University of California must make public the closely guarded pe...

Where's The Money? The Rising Alarm Among U.S. Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.04.2013 | College

A new survey released Friday made clear that declining support from state legislatures and slow growth in endowments means colleges and universities w...

College Endowments Come To A Screeching Halt

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | College

By Manuela Badawy NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. college and university endowments returned an average loss of 0.3 percent for fisc...

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...

College Endowments Rebound After Bleak Period

Yahoo! Singapore Finance | Eric Gorski, AP Education Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

(AP) -- College and university endowments rebounded in the fiscal year that ended last June, a positive sign that could bring students and families re...

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...

Yale Endowment Grows By 28 Percent

New York Times | Geraldine Fabrikant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Yale Endowment, which has led the academic world in investment performance over the last decade, posted a 28 percent return yesterday for the fisc...

Retaining College Endowment Chiefs No Walk In Park

New York Times | Jenny Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Beatles insisted that money can't buy you love. Apparently it can do a lot of other things, like lure top-flight talent from one high-profile, wel...