Robert Diamond, the former Barclays Plc chief, gave $6 million to finance a Colby College building that has become a focal point for student dissent over his role at the 199-year-old school in Waterville, Maine.
Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman said she worried she wasn’t qualified 11 years ago when the search committee urged her to apply for the post. A renowned molecular biologist, Tilghman sought the advice of then Princeton President Harold T. Shapiro, who was retiring.
Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman’s retirement next June along with departures of the heads at Yale University and Dartmouth College mark a generational shift in leadership in the Ivy League.
As much as higher education and corporate America would like to be engaged, college presidents are struggling to reconcile the demands and values of academia with shareholder skepticism about their boardroom commitments.
President Barack Obama and his advisers, casting a wide net for potential candidates to lead the World Bank, considered in initial discussions Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, PepsiCo Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi, and Brown University President Ruth Simmons, according to a person familiar with the White House search.
President Barack Obama has received $17,869 in donations for his re-election efforts from 18 members of Brown University’s faculty, including Ruth Simmons, who is stepping down as president of the Ivy League school in Providence, Rhode Island.