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College and university endowments had a good 2023 thanks to the stock market

Feb 15, 2024
Larger endowments — which tend to invest more in private equity and venture capital — didn't do as well as smaller ones that stuck to investment basics.
Endowments provide, on average, about 11% of the annual operating budgets for colleges, a new survey finds.
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As foundations pledge to get endowments to net zero, monitoring emissions is a challenge

Oct 22, 2021
Companies aren't required to share data on their greenhouse gas emissions, which makes it hard for investors to evaluate their own progress toward net-zero portfolios.
Foundations first have to determine what "net zero" means before it can start figuring out how much a company is emitting.
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Why college endowments don't cover tuition

Aug 23, 2013
As President Obama pressures colleges to limit tuition increases, could colleges with wealthy endowments use some of that money to offset the rising cost of higher education?

Stanford wins the fundraising race, setting a record

Feb 20, 2013
Stanford University becomes the first school to break the billion dollar barrier for fundraising in a single year.

Economy squeezes Harvard spending

Aug 6, 2012
Even elite universities like Harvard, with a $32 billion endowment, are reducing expenses. Among the cuts? Faculty subscriptions to academic journals that can cost $40,000 a year.

More victims of the Wall Street crisis

Sep 23, 2008
The Wall Street fallout news now includes charities, museums, colleges and other institutions that have relied on the largess of Wall Street's big...

More victims of the Wall Street crisis

Sep 23, 2008
The Wall Street fallout news now includes charities, museums, colleges and other institutions that have relied on the largess of Wall Street's big...

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