College, Inc.: Development

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 04/23/2012

College giving rebounds as donor base shrinks

College giving is on the rise after a rough 2009 and an ambiguous 2010, a new report finds. But younger alumni are not stepping up.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:57 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Finance | Tags:  college fundraising, higher education

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/12/2012

The most generous higher-ed donor ever?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given more than $800 million to alma mater Johns Hopkins University, starting with a $5 gift in 1965.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development | Tags:  philanthropy, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012

St. Mary’s College secures major gift for need-based aid

The $1 million donation for need-based aid is a significant boost for a public liberal arts college with a $30 million endowment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Development, Liberal Arts | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, philanthropy, financial aid

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Churchill center at GWU took shape on a cocktail napkin

Trachtenberg talked an influential friend into donating his Churchill collection and securing funding for the Churchill center over drinks.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development | Tags:  George Washington University

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011

U-Md. plans to build first major classroom facility in decades

A $10 million gift from a Baltimore developer will enable the University of Maryland to build a “world-class teaching and learning center.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Development | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011

Grad school deans: Don’t be ruled by U.S. News rankings

Do deans invest in things that will improve their ranking? Sure, as long as the investment also helps students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Development, Graduate education, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Washington University, Catholic University

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Report: Va. billionaire controls hires at Fla. university

For his $1.5 million investment, businessman Charles Koch gets a say in who’s hired to Florida State University’s econ department.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Development, Pedagogy

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Dating site connects alumni — and donations

At AlumniDate, 10 percent of your membership fee goes to your former college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Finance, Students | Tags:  alumni, fund-raising, development

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011

U-Va. students rally to repair rotunda

The notion of restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda to the original Thomas Jefferson design is not new. It dates to at least 1964, when the university’s Jefferson Society co-hosted the first Restoration Ball to raise funds for that purpose.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Development | Tags:  University of Virginia, development

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011

Fixing higher ed: U-Va. and U-Md. weigh in

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Athletics, Attainment, Development, Finance, Labor, Research, Technology | Tags:  UMD fixing higher ed, UVA fixing higher ed, fixing higher education, higher education reform, washington post fixing higher education

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Lottery winners donate $1.1 million to GWU

George Washington University alumnus Gilbert Cisneros and his wife Jacki, who won $266 million earlier this year in the California State Lottery, have pledged $1.1 million to his alma mater. Of the total, $1 million will go to create a...

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:14 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Development | Tags:  GWU lottery winners, Gilbert Cisneros, lottery winner donates to GW

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/05/2010

Lockheed, U-Md. announce partnership

Lockheed Martin is committing at least $1 million a year to a new three-year partnership with the University of Maryland to boost research and joint business opportunities.

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Development, Development, Development