Brown University’s investments rose 10 percent in the year ended June 30, beating the 8.9 percent return of Yale University and trailing the 11 percent gain of Harvard University.
Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman, the first woman to lead the Ivy League university, said she will retire next year.
Former Yale University football captain Tom McCarthy just missed a top-three finish in his first Wall Street Decathlon last year when he was passed in the final event.
When the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake struck San Francisco in October 1989, then-professor Janet Yellen was working in her sixth-floor office at the University of California at Berkeley.
Columbia University President Lee Bollinger was the Ivy League’s highest-paid president in 2008 at $1.75 million in total compensation, as 30 college leaders received more than $1 million in pay.
The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents named Mark Schlissel, a biomedical researcher and provost of Brown University, as president as the school tries to raise a record $4 billion.
"His longevity over time and his impact on college football is remarkable."
- Brown University on Jan 22, 2012
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