Harvard endowment rebounds
Rebounding from a 27 percent plunge that triggered salary freezes, layoffs and a stop in some campus expansion, the endowment at Harvard University grew 11 percent to $27.4 billion in the fiscal year ended June 30, The New York Times reported Sept. 9 (see Harvard endowment story).
Dayton Foundation gets $26 million gift, its biggest ever
The Dayton Foundation received a $26 million gift, the biggest in its 89-year history, The Dayton Business Journal reported Sept. 9 (see Dayton Foundation story).
University of Pittsburgh passes $1.5 billion in $2 billion campaign
The University of Pittsburgh passed the $1.5 billion mark in gifts and pledges in its campaign to raise $2 billion, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported Sept. 9 (see University of Pittsburgh story).
Gates Foundation’s malaria campaign rewrites scientific agenda
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is shaking up the scientific agenda in its drive to make malaria extinct, The Seattle Times reported Sept. 9 (see Gates Foundation story).