Thursday, December 4, 2008

NYTimes: Colleges during the Financial Crisis

Colleges Are Not Going Hungry, but Are in Need
By RON LIEBER
Against the real likelihood of financial doom for so many people, what precisely do we owe our alma maters at a time like this?

Private Schools Say They’re Thriving in Downturn
By WINNIE HU and ALISON LEIGH COWAN
In letters and meetings, elite schools in New York say applications and donations remain strong.

Beyond the Ivied Halls, Endowments Suffer
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and GERALDINE FABRIKANT
Some of the nation’s universities are trying to sell chunks of their portfolios privately as their endowments swoon with the markets.

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