Abusing Donor Intent: The Robertson Family’s Epic Lawsuit Against Princeton

Should a foundation or donor who has become disenchanted with a recipient be able to ask for their money back? And does a statute of limitations ever apply in such a situation? Doug White, faculty for the Fundraising Management program at Columbia, tackles these two key questions in his new book, Abusing Donor Intent: The Robertson Family’s Epic Lawsuit Against Princeton University (Paragon House, 2014).

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Columbia Thank You Day Celebrates $6.1B Capital Campaign Funding

Columbia Thank You Day kicked off today to celebrate the University’s record-breaking $6.1 billion capital campaign, which raised $2.1 billion for faculty and research, $1.2 billion for students, $1 billion for facilities, and $500 million for annual giving.

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Ten Students Awarded Innovation Scholarships

Ten students in their final year of study at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education have each received a $2,000 Innovation Scholarship. SCE’s graduating class of 2013 provided the funding for the gift, which the School matched in kind.

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Sustainability Management Alums Create Award-Winning Sandy Rebuild Design

A group of Columbia alumni that included Steven Burke and Erin McNally, two graduates of the master’s program in Sustainability Management, collaborated on a resilient and sustainable design aimed at rebuilding a single-family home that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. The team earned the People’s Choice Award from the Urban Green Council‘s R3build Design Competition.

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Dr. Wendy Chung Delivers TED2014 Talk on Autism and Genetics

Bioethics professor Wendy Chung spoke about autism and genetics at the 30th annual TED conference.

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New Health Law Is Sending Many Back to School

Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, notes how the program addresses the ethical issues stemming from the Affordable Care Act.

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How To Create Social Impact Through Thoughtful Networks

Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) Master’s program, contributes the first of a series of IKNS-related blog posts for The Huffington Post on designing networks for social impact.

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Shop For a Cause: Each Item Has a Story at Accompany Boutique

Jason Keehn, a graduate of the Master's Program in Bioethics at Columbia University, discusses his online boutique Accompany, which features chic, ethically sourced clothing that benefits humanitarian and philanthropic causes.

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New Task Force on Personalized Medicine Takes Interdisciplinary Approach

Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, comments on why the timing is right, from the standpoint of advances in genetics, for a task force on personalized medicine.

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Northwestern U. Gets Renewed Grilling Over Unauthorized Tests on Patients

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, comments on the case in which one cardiac surgeon experimented on unsuspecting patients.

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