Weekly CASE Highlights for Dec. 19

Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news and trending discussions on CASE communities.

Advancement News

France plans elite top-10 mega-university—As part of a huge government-driven academic and economic project, there will be a new university called Paris-Saclay, with a campus south of the French capital. The project has initial funding of 7.5bn euros (£5.9bn) for an endowment, buildings and transport links.

Higher education key to stable employment, says new UN report—Higher education is a prerequisite for millions of youth in the developing world who hope to find a decent, non-vulnerable job, a new United Nations study has established.

Two-Week Reprieve For Charitable Tax Provisions—Three charitable tax provisions were among the dozens included in a bill that passed the U.S. Senate last night that retroactively extended expired tax provisions through the end of this year.

Top #highered Holiday Cards – 2014 Edition—View a collection of holiday cards from 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Irish universities ‘years behind’ US counterparts in alumni relations—Fundraising experts from Ireland and overseas said colleges here were five to 10 years behind their US counterparts in creating graduate networks that could be used to raise money for future developments.

Will Malaysia’s Bold Education Goals Help It Become a Developed Nation?—In the past few decades, the country of 28 million people has played an increasingly large role in the global economy, and the quality of life for its citizens has risen dramatically.

CASE Resources

Peter A. Hayashida, Myra Garcia and James H. Moore Jr., three leading practitioners, talk about the lack of diversity in educational advancement and what leaders in the profession can do about it in a video produced at the 2014 CASE Minority Advancement Institute.

Higher education institutions looking to offset their alumni magazine’s print costs may want to follow the lead of one U.S. institution, which asks readers who receive its free magazine to pay a voluntarily subscription. Read more in the latest issue of BriefCASE.

CASE Blog

“All In”: Trinity Hall School’s Annual Fund Video—Trinity Hall School released, “All In,” an annual fund video, starring faculty members, on Giving Tuesday.
Crafting Cool and Fresh Holiday Greetings to Delight and Engage—USC Dornsife’s communications office shares the story of their peppermint-themed 2014 holiday card and accompanying video.

Trending Discussions on CASE Communities

Videos to inspire giving
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