The Age of Diminishing Endowments
Yale's president on campus politics and the future of higher education.
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June 6, 2009, New Haven, Conn., The Wall Street Journal — Richard Levin, the longest serving president in the Ivy League, had enjoyed a charmed run at Yale. In his first 15 years Yale's endowment notched up the best returns of any university's, and its innovative investment strategy became a model for many others. Mr. Levin rode the bull market to restore morale, launch a building spree, and strengthen the school in sciences and internationally. Yale dollars even spruced up shabby New Haven.
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