HARTFORD, Conn., April 3, 2009, Newsday — Yale University will use a $50 million gift from a New Jersey couple to launch a new global affairs program designed to better prepare students for careers in diplomacy and other international jobs, school President Richard C. Levin said Friday.
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation will give the University of Oklahoma's School of Social Work $5 million, OU announced Wednesday.
Panda Express launches a Community Fundraising program in support of schools and local organizations affected by the budget crisis. Organizations in need of fundraising opportunities are encouraged to contact their local Panda Express restaurant to sign up for a fundraising event where 20 percent of sales during the event will be donated back to the organization. Over $350,000 is expected to be raised during the 12-week program.
As an alumnus of Lamar University and a member of the LU College of Engineering advisory council, Dan F. Smith has helped guide the college into a new era of growth, administrators said.
North Carolina State University has received a two-year grant worth nearly $1 million to start a program that encourages minority students to attend graduate school in advanced fields.
US colleges and universities lost nearly one-quarter of their endowments' worth in the first half of their fiscal year, forcing them to cut staff and budgets just like corporations hurt by the financial crisis.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is investing $500,000 in Acelero Learning, as part of its mission-driven investment strategy.
While downsizing may be prudent for most organizations in an economic recession, the presidents of U.S. Catholic colleges said they are increasing the size of their fundraising staffs.