06 juillet 2019

Oxford to receive biggest single donation 'since the Renaissance'

The GuardianThe University of Oxford has said it is to receive its biggest single direct donation “since the Renaissance”, after it unveiled a £150m gift from the US billionaire Stephen Schwarzman to fund humanities research and tackle looming social issues linked to artificial intelligence. More...

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Creative Uses of Philanthropy

By Matt Reed. I say “constructively,” because most of us have heard stories of featherbedding, corruption, and “side door” admissions. That’s not the point at all. (Happily, community colleges have large enough front doors that side doors are unnecessary.) And I say “creative” because most of us are already familiar with scholarships and naming rights for buildings. More...

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04 juillet 2019

$131 Million Gift to Harvard

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Harvard University on Friday announced a $131 million gift from Hansjörg Wyss, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. More...

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02 juillet 2019

Philanthropy for the New Majority

HomeMort Maimon, a president's spouse, describes why he financially supports students who confront obstacles to obtaining a college degree. More...

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10 juin 2019

$180M Gates Grant to Emory for Work on Child Health

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Emory University on Thursday announced a $180 million grant -- the university's largest ever -- to support its Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network, which works to prevent child mortality in developing countries. More...

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20 avril 2019

Learning Science for All

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Carnegie Mellon spent millions of dollars developing tools to help instructors improve their teaching. Now other institutions are invited to use them, too. More...

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$100M Gift to Rename Illinois's Engineering College

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will rename its engineering college after a $100 million donation from the Grainger Foundation, the university announced Monday. More...

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10 mars 2019

Building Evidence to Change Women’s Lives

A saying that motivates our philanthropic work at Fondation CHANEL is that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” This humble recognition drives us in filling our blind spots through evidence building so that we can succeed in delivering on our social mission to advance women and girls in society. More...

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04 mars 2019

Cambridge doesn’t need a £100m gift but other universities do

The GuardianReaders respond to news that the University of Cambridge is receiving a £100m gift from the financier David Harding. More...

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£100m for Cambridge? Give it to universities that need the money

The GuardianThe announcement that the University of Cambridge is receiving a £100m gift from the billionaire financier David Harding left me perplexed: why on earth does the wealthiest university in the country need a donation of this size. More...

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