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Share the Wealth

It’s time to stem the financial rivalry that has eroded public esteem for higher education—and for wealthy colleges to share their wealth advantages and endowment income, Bruce A. Kimball and Sarah M. Iler write.

A Law School’s ‘Denaming’ Evokes Donor Family’s Ire

The University of Richmond removed a slave-owning benefactor's name from its law school, infuriating his descendants. It's a familiar debacle that illustrates the pervasive effects of culture war politics.

King’s College Faces Financial Peril

The King’s College needs $2.6 million to meet its “immediate needs” and stave off closure. Weeks into the fundraising effort, less than $200,000 has been donated.

Capital Campaign Watch: Chapman, College of St. Scholastica, Mount St. Mary’s

Starting Out Chapman University is starting a campaign to raise $500 million by 2028. The university has raised $315 million...

College Endowment Returns Fall After Soaring High

Surging inflation and global disruptions undercut endowment returns for colleges and universities in the 2022 fiscal year, a reversal of fortunes from the previous year.

Higher Ed Charitable Giving Up by Double Digits

Donations to higher ed institutions rose by 12.5 percent last fiscal year—the largest increase in over two decades. Experts say philanthropy is stepping up to fill other funding gaps.

A ‘Game Changer’ for Student Disability Services

The estate of a late Temple University alumna who had cerebral palsy gave the institution nearly $11 million to fund scholarships for students with disabilities.

Capital Campaign Watch: U of Florida, York

University of Florida raised $4.6 billion in a campaign that started in in 2014. The campaign’s original goal was $3...