05 novembre 2018

For a university and a top billionaire donor, a huge bet on AI

University Business Magazine logoWith a $1 billion plan to restructure the school around computer science and artificial intelligence, MIT is making a huge bet on fields that are ruling the tech industry, but are also seeping into many other areas of life. More...

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04 novembre 2018

3 ways colleges can motivate students to serve

University Business Magazine logoPhilanthropic and community initiatives give students the chance to gain credits along with invaluable experience. Here are three ideas institutions can adopt to encourage such efforts. More...

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Donors pick up the tab as states reduce higher ed funding

University Business Magazine logoWhen state dollars dry up, public universities often turn to donors. For the University of Michigan that has been a lucrative effort, with the school announcing last week that it raised $5 billion through the “Victors for Michigan” capital campaign launched in 2013. The university highlighted its record-breaking success, noting that — thanks to its 384,433 donors — Michigan it is the first public university to raise such an amount. More...

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Radford gets record $8M gift, will name business college after donors

University Business Magazine logoRadford University’s College of Business and Economics will have a new name after the school received an $8 million donation — the largest individual gift in the school's history. More...

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01 novembre 2018

Letting the Donor Decide

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Record $50 million gift to Saint Louis University gave donors the right to help pick head of research institute and give that person a faculty title. Professors see dangerous erosion of academic values. More...

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25 septembre 2018

Professors Question Gift to Saint Louis U

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Faculty members at Saint Louis University are raising questions about whether a recent $50 million gift to create a research institute gave inappropriate control over hiring to the donors, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. More...

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Harvard Raises $9.62 Billion in 5-Year Campaign

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Harvard University has completed a record-setting fund-raising campaign, raising $9.62 billion over five years. The campaign was launched in 2013 with a goal of $6.5 billion. The campaign raised $1.3 billion for financial aid. More...

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24 août 2018

Stormzy to fund Cambridge scholarships for black students

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianRapper says black students should not think top university education out of reach. More...

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23 juin 2018

What’s wrong with secret donor agreements like the ones George Mason University inked with the Kochs

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThis news rankled the academic world, but it perhaps didn’t come as a surprise. Many scholars saw this as just the latest revelation of strings-attached giving with an ideological slant – another encroachment on the sacrosanct idea that teaching and research at universities, especially public ones like George Mason, must be immune from outside influence. More...

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Disappointed donors can’t count on getting their charitable money back

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThese three controversies point to the same question: What strings can donors attach to charitable gifts? As a nonprofit law scholar who advises both charitable organizations and donors, I have seen that the answer depends on several variables. More...

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