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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21 juin 2018

Crypto-company gives US$50 million for research

Crypto payments company Ripple has announced a new US$50 million fund to finance university research into blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies after partnering with 17 universities around the world for the new project, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London, Princeton University and the Australian National University, writes Oscar Williams-Grut for Business Insider. More...

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17 juin 2018

$100M Gift to National U for 'Social Emotional Learning'

HomeBy Doug Lederman. A South Dakota businessman has agreed to donate $100 million to the National University System to expand a program he helped start there to build social emotional intelligence in children. More...

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04 juin 2018

George Mason’s President Says Some Donor Agreements Fell ‘Short’ of Academic Standards

George Mason’s President Says Some Donor Agreements Fell ‘Short’ of Academic Standards
Nell Gluckman, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018/05/01

According to this article, "agreements show that the Koch Foundation and other donors had room to influence the selection and work of the professors whose positions they spent millions to support." More...

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23 mai 2018

New Era for Women as Donors

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. As income grows for women, some are flexing purse strings in philanthropy. Dartmouth alumnae campaign to get $1 million gifts from 100 women. More...

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09 mai 2018

Report: Koch college donation came with teacher firing rights

University Business Magazine logoVirginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. More...

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08 mai 2018

Gift lift: How higher ed can build donor support

University Business Magazine logoPractical and affordable approaches any institution can employ to engage donors. More...

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06 mai 2018

$100 Million Gift for Brain Science at Brown

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Brown University on Wednesday announced a $100 million gift for its brain science institute. The gift is from Robert J. Carney, an alumnus, and Nancy D. Carney, his wife. More...

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Uncovering Koch Role in Faculty Hires

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. In defending its financial ties to the Charles Koch Foundation -- some $50 million worth, as of 2016 -- George Mason University has cited its academic independence from donors. More...

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