Endowments

September 17, 2019 - 11:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds because they are a financial risk, its top financial officers announced Tuesday. "Our job is to make money for the University of California, and we're betting...
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FILE - This April 20, 2016, file photo shows the Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune has announced plans to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long term stability after years of financial struggles. Salt Lake Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce said Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the move is aimed at finding a better way to fund the newspaper's operations because declines in advertising and circulation revenues that have plagued the industry seem irreversible. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 08, 2019 - 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune announced plans Wednesday to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long-term stability after years of financial struggles fueled by declines in advertising and circulation revenues. The plan for the Utah...
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January 31, 2019 - 12:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by spending increases. A survey of more than 800 schools found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 percent in 2018, a decrease over the year before...
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FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2011, file photo Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen looks across at a model of a giant airplane and spaceship he plans on building, during a news conference about the plane in Seattle. Prior to his death on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropies, some of them eclectic and highly speculative. Outside of bland assurances from his investment company, no one seems quite sure what happens now. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments now? Outside of bland assurances from his investment...
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Gov. Phil Bryant, right, and author Eudora Welty niece Mary Alice Welty White, second from right, admire the inaugural Mississippi Writers Trail marker honoring Welty in Jackson, Miss., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The celebrated writer was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor. Welty typically drew upon her native state for the settings of her fiction and photography. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 11, 2018 - 1:59 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail. Gov. Phil Bryant and National Endowment for...
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This photo shows gravestones at the Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street in Warsaw, Poland, Friday Dec. 22, 2017. The Polish government is donating 100 million zlotys (US$ 28 million) to preserve the cemetery. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 22, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has donated 100 million zlotys ($28 million) to restore and protect a major Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, one of the country's largest public contributions toward preserving the Jewish culture nearly wiped out in the Holocaust. The Okopowa Street Jewish...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush attends a Veterans Day celebration in Dallas. Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is making the unusual move of running again for his old office against Bush, his successor and fellow Republican. Patterson said Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that he's entering the Republican primary. He ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2014 and endorsed Bush for land commissioner that year. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
December 08, 2017 - 10:45 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — What some Texas conservatives are calling the "new battle of the Alamo" has triggered an unlikely, intraparty squabble involving the rising-star scion of one of the nation's most famous political families. Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said Friday that he is...
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Jon Parrish Peede, center, acting head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaks with people from local cultural organizations during a reception, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Providence, R.I. President Donald Trump proposed eliminating arts-related agencies, including the 52-year-old NEH, in his 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
November 03, 2017 - 5:38 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of the National Endowment for the Humanities is meeting with cultural groups, encouraging them to apply for federal grants even as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to eliminate the 52-year-old agency. Acting Chairman Jon Parrish Peede told cultural...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein, left, and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman attend the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit Tribute to Quentin Tarantino in New York. Chapman, who married Weinstein in 2007, told People magazine in a statement released Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, that she is leaving Weinstein. She says her heart breaks for all the women who have suffered because of his “unforgivable” actions. She pleaded for privacy for herself and her two young children as allegations against her husband mount. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
October 10, 2017 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Harvey Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, tells People magazine she is leaving her husband. She said in a statement her heart breaks for all the women who have suffered because of...
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President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs _ from Africa to Appalachia _ would take big hits, among the many parts of the government he’d put on a crash diet. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
March 16, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Africa to Appalachia — would take big hits, among the many parts of the government...
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