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Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The young adults choosing careers today watched as the Twin Towers fell, as Katrina swept onto land, and as the Asian tsunami left devastation in its path. They have led protests against the genocide in Darfur. And they spent most of their teen years with the United States at war. Those same young adults--many of them college students--have seen…
Descriptors: Credentials, Undergraduate Study, Young Adults, Nonprofit Organizations
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The American College Health Association estimates that three out of every 10 college students are overweight or obese. Both terms denote ranges of weight that are greater than what is considered healthy for a given height and have been shown to increase the likelihood of diseases. Over the past two decades, the number of American children who are…
Descriptors: College Students, Disease Control, Obesity, Child Health
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Virginia Tech has decided to count gifts to a memorial fund for victims of the April 16 shootings toward its goal of raising $1-billion in a capital campaign. Higher-education fund-raising experts agree that counting the memorial-fund contributions toward the total does not break common donation-reporting guidelines. Many big college fund-raising…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Arts Centers, Scholarships, Violence
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
A survey last year by the consulting firm Eduventures Inc. asked development officers at 72 public and private research institutions what their primary challenge was: 86 percent said recruiting, training, and retaining staff members. According to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 32 percent of fund raisers stay in their…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Higher Education, Job Training, Labor Turnover
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Lurking behind the championships, trophies, and academic achievements of many top female athletes is a devastating battle with eating disorders--not a new problem, but one that has changed the way coaches talk to their teams about weight and nutrition. The illnesses, which are often difficult to detect, can throw an entire team into a tailspin.…
Descriptors: Athletes, Females, Eating Disorders, College Athletics
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Coming up with ideas for major donations that are not only enticing to the most generous philanthropists but are also aligned with an institution's goals is a vexing problem for many colleges. With 28 colleges now in the midst of capital campaigns with goals of $1-billion or more, finding the right ideas has never been more important. To find…
Descriptors: Donors, Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article talks about a report on fund-raising campaign done by universities and colleges to support their educational programs. According to the "Voluntary Support of Education" annual report released by the Council for Aid to Education, alumni and other individual donors gave just more than half of the total amount raised. The country's…
Descriptors: Donors, Alumni, Fund Raising, Educational Finance
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Women are expected to own half the wealth in the United States by 2010. They also account for 58 percent of undergraduates at colleges today. Those statistics should loom large for higher-education fund raisers at a time when almost every institution is either in the middle of its largest fund-raising campaign ever or planning to announce one. But…
Descriptors: Females, Donors, Alumni, Fund Raising
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Donors give art collections worth millions of dollars to colleges, mostly to be displayed in their art museums. But some financially strapped colleges have started looking at the art as a way of escaping their financial woes. Fisk University expects to make $16-million from the sale of two paintings, one by Georgia O'Keeffe and another by Marsden…
Descriptors: Art, Museums, Financial Problems, Colleges
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
When the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) ended a $3-billion campaign in December, the effort was known as a success not only because of its large goal, but also because of the high participation by alumni. Three out of every 10 alumni made a donation, accounting for 22 percent of the total take. Now the institution faces the…
Descriptors: Alumni, Marketing, Alumni Associations, Financial Support
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Two-year institutions in the US realize that traditional avenues of financial support, namely government funds, are no longer enough to sustain their operations, and acknowledge that in order to compete and survive, private fund raising from individuals is a necessity. There is little data available regarding how much community colleges raise, but…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Private Financial Support, Fund Raising, Educational Finance
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Colleges in the US raised a collective US$25.6-billion in private donations during the 2005 fiscal year, which is a 4.9% increase from the previous year, but the proportion of alumni who made gifts fell again. The wealth was also not evenly distributed, with the increase in giving to just the top ten institutions accounting for half of the total…
Descriptors: Alumni, Fund Raising, Private Financial Support, Colleges
Strout, Erin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Conrad Colbrandt gave Saint Mary's College of California a financial permission slip to dream big--a $112-million pledge to support new construction and endowments. From the time that Colbrandt made his pledge in 1997 until 2004, talk of new athletics facilities and classroom buildings became real architectural plans. However, all of those plans…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Donors, Fund Raising
Fain, Paul; Ashburn, Elyse; Strout, Erin; Van Der, Werf, Martin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Skepticism among lawmakers in Congress that colleges are adequately trying to control costs may hinder legislation that would extend tax breaks for higher education, according to the chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee. Senator Max S. Baucus said skepticism on Capitol Hill has been fueled by anger over multimillion-dollar coaches'…
Descriptors: Legislators, Tax Credits, Taxes, Tuition
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This March 11, 2005 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Don't Get Goggle-Eyed Over Google's Plan to Digitize" (Herring, Mark Y.);…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literature, Foreign Countries, Islam
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