Tagged with philanthropy

A Number of Articles on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy: Over the past several years, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed laws restricting remedial college courses and tying appropriations to graduation rates. The changes have been advanced by an unusual alliance of private foundations and state policy makers who are shaping higher-education strategies in profound ways. At the … Continue reading

28 College Leaders Pledge 5% of Earnings to Fight Poverty

It was the fall of 2009 when the Rev. Ann M. Svennungsen began reading a book that would change her life. Reverend Svennungsen, then president of Texas Lutheran University, was hardly the first person to be moved by Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save. The Princeton University bioethicist’s 2009 book is often cited by philanthropists, … Continue reading