Weekly Highlights for July 24

Read on for this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the comments.

Advancement News

Why colleges ask young alumni for money even when they have student loans—Colleges can engage alumni early and “embed a culture of giving” without it necessarily being about money, according to CASE President Sue Cunningham.

Asia’s young and rich—Rich individuals from China claimed nine of the spots on a list of Asia’s 10 wealthiest millennials issued by Wealth-X, a wealth intelligence consultancy firm.

U. of Miami proves the power of Hispanic donors—When the University of Miami fundraising campaign topped its $1.6-billion target in May—a year ahead of schedule—its leadership had reason to celebrate. The article includes quotes from CASE President Sue Cunningham and Executive Director Rob Henry.

Colleges seek diversity, but ‘admissions calculus’ hasn’t changed—Few selective colleges have changed their admissions practices since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin two years ago, according to a report released on Tuesday by the American Council on Education.

Spending more on college, but worrying less—Families are spending more on college, but parents are less concerned about that investment paying off, according to the results of a new survey from Sallie Mae, the student lender.

Graham Tuckwell urges Australia’s rich to give back—Funds guru Graham Tuckwell has given away $50 million and says it’s time for wealthy Australians to follow Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. (Subscription required)

CASE News and Resources

Trending on CASE Communities

What CASE Members Are Sharing

Vocal and string quartet students from the University of Sydney, gave actor Anh Do a surprise performance in Italy.

Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona, promotes its low cost and class sizes.

Faculty and staff share nine reasons why they love working at the University of Mississippi.

The University of Maine students share what they love about the institution in two videos.

 

 

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