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Yale May Consider Exiting Private Funds in Social Investment Shift

Yale May Consider Exiting Private Funds in Social Investment Shift

October 11, 2018

Yale University (CT), facing pressure to address ethical issues like gun violence, may consider exiting private equity and hedge fund investments that it deems socially irresponsible.  Yale, which has about 60 percent of its $29.4 billion endowment in such alternative assets, made the statement as part of its ethical investment policy. The Ivy League school said it will work with its outside managers to adhere to its standards.
Yale University (CT), facing pressure to address ethical issues like gun violence, may consider exiting private equity and hedge fund investments that it deems socially irresponsible.  Yale, which has about 60 percent of its $29.4 billion endowment in such alternative assets, made the statement as part of its ethical investment policy. The Ivy League school said it will work with its outside managers to adhere to its standards.

October 11, 2018

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Des Moines Register

Simpson College Will Cut 13 Positions in Second Round of 2018 Layoffs

Simpson College Will Cut 13 Positions in Second Round of 2018 Layoffs

October 11, 2018

Simpson College (IA) will layoff 13 full-time employees, including 12 faculty members, and eliminate the school's art department as it contends with lower enrollment and changing student interests. It's the second layoff at the Indianola private college this year. Ten faculty positions were eliminated in the spring.  The position reductions announced Wednesday will take effect over the next six to 24 months.
Simpson College (IA) will layoff 13 full-time employees, including 12 faculty members, and eliminate the school's art department as it contends with lower enrollment and changing student interests. It's the second layoff at the Indianola private college this year. Ten faculty positions were eliminated in the spring.  The position reductions announced Wednesday will take effect over the next six to 24 months.

October 11, 2018

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Herald Courier, Bristol, VA

Emory & Henry Enacts Cuts, Changes as It Looks to the Future

Emory & Henry Enacts Cuts, Changes as It Looks to the Future

October 10, 2018

Emory & Henry College, a historic private liberal arts institution in Washington County, Virginia, is looking to the future as it enacts some employment cuts and changes on campus.  President Jake Schrum admitted during a conversation with the Bristol Herald Courier that even he’s upset with the seven position eliminations and three early retirements, but he said they’re necessary as the college moves forward.  Schrum said the landscape for pure liberal arts colleges is challenging, adding that the future doesn’t look bright for many small institutions across the country.
Emory & Henry College, a historic private liberal arts institution in Washington County, Virginia, is looking to the future as it enacts some employment cuts and changes on campus.  President Jake Schrum admitted during a conversation with the Bristol Herald Courier that even he’s upset with the seven position eliminations and three early retirements, but he said they’re necessary as the college moves forward.  Schrum said the landscape for pure liberal arts colleges is challenging, adding that the future doesn’t look bright for many small institutions across the country.

October 10, 2018

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Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI

Edgewood College Hopes New Tuition Grant Will Compete with UW Schools for Students

Edgewood College Hopes New Tuition Grant Will Compete with UW Schoo...

October 10, 2018

Edgewood College (WI) will offer a new grant next year — the first of its kind among Wisconsin’s private institutions — that will cap certain incoming students’ annual tuition payment at $11,400, in the hopes of challenging the notion that private colleges are far pricier than state schools. Officials have posted requirements for the grant online, allowing students to learn if they qualify for the tuition rate before they even submit their application.
Edgewood College (WI) will offer a new grant next year — the first of its kind among Wisconsin’s private institutions — that will cap certain incoming students’ annual tuition payment at $11,400, in the hopes of challenging the notion that private colleges are far pricier than state schools. Officials have posted requirements for the grant online, allowing students to learn if they qualify for the tuition rate before they even submit their application.

October 10, 2018

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Diverse Issues

New Johns Hopkins University Building Named after Henrietta Lacks

New Johns Hopkins University Building Named after Henrietta Lacks

October 10, 2018

Johns Hopkins University (MD) will honor Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman who was the source of the HeLe cell line that has been critical to numerous advances in medicine, including the development of the polio vaccine, studies of leukemia and AIDS, and chemotherapy.  The university announced plans to name a new research building designed to “promote research ethics and community engagement.”
Johns Hopkins University (MD) will honor Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman who was the source of the HeLe cell line that has been critical to numerous advances in medicine, including the development of the polio vaccine, studies of leukemia and AIDS, and chemotherapy.  The university announced plans to name a new research building designed to “promote research ethics and community engagement.”

October 10, 2018

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