Suppose you’re a donor interested in steering a college in a more sensible direction with your grants. Many questions will arise with the restrictions you put on your aid. Can you give money to a college and have any sort of say in what professors teach—or are you restricting academic freedom with your donations? Do … Continue reading “Feminist College Funders and the Problem of Donor Intent”
Recent developments at Trinity College with the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment provide rare good news for supporters of donor intent. Here, after an over two-decade struggle, the endowment’s purposes have been restored to the donor’s wishes.
Charles Murray’s latest book suggests that elite colleges are tearing apart the nation’s social fabric.
Johns Hopkins accepted the Belward Farm, but wants to use it in ways that violate the donor’s intent.
Universities can use gifts inappropriately, warns an expert in philanthropic history.
Martin Morse Wooster shows in this report that universities often neglect the wishes of contributors.
A new book defending affirmative action fails on many levels.