Articles about
Higher Education

Classroom X

The University of California, Berkeley, joins Harvard and MIT in offering free online courses through edX.

Editor’s Introduction

An overview of the Spring 2012 issue on giving to colleges and universities.

Back to the Drawing Board

Jeff Sandefer, co-founder of the Acton School of Business, is on a mission to reinvent the MBA.

Other Related Articles

The Philanthropy behind James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson’s achievements illustrate one of the most effective philanthropic strategies for supporting higher education.

Innovation for the Real World

Desh Deshpande is bringing the market to MIT’s labs.

Summa Cum Philanthropy

Giving to universities can be tricky. Here are 11 strategies for making sure your gift is used as you wish.

Pilgrims’ Progress

Desires to strengthen religious faith are responsible for a flurry of new colleges in recent decades.

Opening Up the University

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is funding what could someday be viewed as higher education’s Great Disruption.

Ex Libris Philanthropy

Donors are making Great Books available to the public.

Philanthropy on Campus

A collection of previous Philanthropy stories on giving to higher education.


The Almanac
of American

A compendium of the Great Donors, Great Achievements, Great Ideas, and Latest Facts on private giving in the U.S.