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Big tobacco and higher education

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 12, 2013 at 4:45pm   |   0 Comments

Although tobacco is banned from restaurants, bars and public airwaves, it is still embraced by many of the nation’s colleges.

Billionaires gather at UC Davis

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 13, 2012 at 2:20pm   |   0 Comments

It’s not unusual for colleges to invite wealthy individuals to join their boards, but few academic leaders have had more success than the University of California at Davis.

Major GOP donors also work together helping Michigan college

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 13, 2011 at 12:44pm   |   0 Comments

Western Michigan, the state’s GOP stronghold, has long boasted some big-money contributors to conservative causes.

College presidents on Blue Cross boards

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 13, 2010 at 10:33am   |   0 Comments

Tom Ross of North Carolina isn’t the only college president to serve as a Blue Cross director.

Former congressmen move to college presidencies

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 26, 2010 at 9:12am   |   0 Comments

College presidents and members of Congress have a lot in common, particularly when it comes to public relations and fundraising abilities.

Ivy League presidents find time for corporate boards

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 30, 2010 at 8:37am   |   0 Comments

Bloomberg points out today that five of the eight Ivy League college presidents sit on the boards of public companies.

Columbia’s Lee Bollinger: minister without portfolio

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 19, 2009 at 11:38am   |   0 Comments

As president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger has quietly - and sometimes not so quietly - taken on a broader role as ambassador.

University of Illinois president and board done in by ‘clout list’

By A. James Memmott   |   September 27, 2009 at 8:21am   |   1 Comments

B. Joseph White seemed like a perfect fit when he was named president of the University of Illinois in 2004.

Swensen’s investment theories - and Yale - take a hit

By A. James Memmott   |   September 25, 2009 at 12:04pm   |   0 Comments

The endowment downturn at Yale represents a setback of sorts for the money management theories of David F. Swensen, the university’s chief investment officer

More than 900 colleges have funds partially frozen by Wachovia

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 5, 2008 at 8:25am   |   0 Comments

Colleges and universities became Exhibit A last week of how quickly the credit crisis is extending beyond Wall Street.

As temporary CEO, Kaplan helped boost Harvard endowment

By A. James Memmott   |   September 14, 2008 at 9:19am   |   0 Comments

Robert Steven Kaplan may be the equivalent of a fill-in head coach who takes his team to the Super Bowl and wins.

Muckety trading: Erskine Bowles & Morgan Stanley

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 11, 2008 at 3:45pm   |   0 Comments

Not many college presidents are as well situated as Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff and a director of Morgan Stanley.

Kansas Jayhawks have big Muckety in NCAA

By A. James Memmott   |   April 1, 2008 at 8:30am   |   0 Comments

Advice to anyone who wants to become a successful (and rich) men’s college basketball coach: Connect to Kansas.

Jane Mendillo taking charge of Harvard endowment

By A. James Memmott   |   March 29, 2008 at 12:45pm   |   0 Comments

For the second time in a little more than two years, Harvard University has named a new person to oversee its mammoth endowment fund.


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