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The Chronicle of Higher Education

How One College Decided to Invest More Responsibly

How One College Decided to Invest More Responsibly

November 21, 2017

Pitzer College is not big, or old, or rich. But students and trustees alike want the liberal-arts college’s modest endowment — $135 million — to be invested in ways that align with its longtime interests in the environment and social responsibility. So the 54-year-old college took an unusual step that could be pivotal for other colleges and nonprofits with similar values: It pioneered a new global-equity-index fund that avoids stocks in fossil-fuel companies and chooses other investments based on how companies act toward employees, communities, the environment, and shareholders. 
Pitzer College is not big, or old, or rich. But students and trustees alike want the liberal-arts college’s modest endowment — $135 million — to be invested in ways that align with its longtime interests in the environment and social responsibility. So the 54-year-old college took an unusual step that could be pivotal for other colleges and nonprofits with similar values: It pioneered a new global-equity-index fund that avoids stocks in fossil-fuel companies and chooses other investments based on how companies act toward employees, communities, the environment, and shareholders. 

November 21, 2017

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Detroit Free Press

University of Detroit Mercy to Cut Tuition by 30%

University of Detroit Mercy to Cut Tuition by 30%

November 21, 2017

The University of Detroit Mercy will slash tuition for all students - both new and current - by 30%, starting in the fall of 2018.  The base sticker price for tuition will be lowered from $41,158 to $28,000, the school announced Tuesday. That takes tuition back to the same amount it was.
The University of Detroit Mercy will slash tuition for all students - both new and current - by 30%, starting in the fall of 2018.  The base sticker price for tuition will be lowered from $41,158 to $28,000, the school announced Tuesday. That takes tuition back to the same amount it was.

November 21, 2017

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The Courier, Waterloo, IA

Allen College Announces New President

Allen College Announces New President

November 21, 2017

Jared Seliger will begin his role as president of Allen College (IA)  on Jan. 2.  Seliger has served as the director of Allen College’s nuclear medicine technology program for the past nine years and as associate chancellor for the past two years.
Jared Seliger will begin his role as president of Allen College (IA)  on Jan. 2.  Seliger has served as the director of Allen College’s nuclear medicine technology program for the past nine years and as associate chancellor for the past two years.

November 21, 2017

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Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, WI

Manitowoc's Silver Lake College Names Dr. Robert B. Callahan Its Next President

Manitowoc's Silver Lake College Names Dr. Robert B. Callahan Its Ne...

November 21, 2017

Dr. Robert B. Callahan has been named 11th president of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family (WI), effective Jan. 30, 2018.  Dr. Callahan comes to SLC from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he’s served since 2012, most recently as vice president for administrative, enrollment and student services.
Dr. Robert B. Callahan has been named 11th president of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family (WI), effective Jan. 30, 2018.  Dr. Callahan comes to SLC from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he’s served since 2012, most recently as vice president for administrative, enrollment and student services.

November 21, 2017

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri Baptist University Hires From Within for Next President

Missouri Baptist University Hires From Within for Next President

November 16, 2017

Missouri Baptist University searched nationwide for its next president, then landed on its own doorstep.  The private college announced Thursday that alumnus and vice president of advancement Keith Ross will take over as the seventh president starting Jan. 10.  The announcement comes several months after President Alton Lacey announced plans to retire after more than 22 years.
Missouri Baptist University searched nationwide for its next president, then landed on its own doorstep.  The private college announced Thursday that alumnus and vice president of advancement Keith Ross will take over as the seventh president starting Jan. 10.  The announcement comes several months after President Alton Lacey announced plans to retire after more than 22 years.

November 16, 2017

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