USC ranks fourth for fundraising

first_imgUSC is ranked fourth in fundraising among American colleges and universities for 2012, according to an annual survey by the Council for Aid to Education.The university raised $492 million last year.Stanford University is ranked first in the survey, having raised more than $1.03 billion in one year. It is the first university to raise more than $1 billion in a single year. Harvard University and Yale University were ranked second, with $650 million, and third, with $544 million, respectively.In August 2011, USC launched a multi-year campaign to raise $6 billion or more to increase endowments in support of faculty and provide support for academic priorities, capital projects and infrastructure. The campaign is calling upon individual donors, foundations and corporations to contribute to this effort, as well as to alumni, faculty, staff, community members and families to spread the word.A recent contribution was made by philanthropist Glorya Kaufman, who endowed the USC Kaufman School of Dance in November 2012, funding the creation of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. The school is the first to be created by endowment in 40 years and will be the sixth school of the arts at USC.Donors may contribute through faculty and research program endowments, student scholarships and capital projects.Recent contributors include USC alumni David Dollinger, Bryan Singer, Sumner Redstone,   and Michele Dedeaux Engemann.According to the campaign’s website, USC has already raised $2.35 billion from 179,731 donors as of Feb. 8.last_img read more

Fast reaction: Syracuse beats No. 25 Texas A&M to win Battle 4 Atlantis championship

first_img Related Stories Grade the Orange’s performance against No. 25 Texas A&M and pick SU’s player of the gameGallery: Syracuse wins Battle 4 Atlantis championship game against Texas A&MStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Battle 4 Atlantis title win over No. 25 Texas A&M Published on November 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse (6-0) defeated No. 25 Texas A&M (6-1) in the the Battle 4 Atlantis championship, 74-67 on Friday afternoon. The Orange won three games in three days and beat two ranked teams, matching last season’s total. Here are three quick observations from the win.Can’t be trustedMichael Gbinije picked up an offensive foul with 14:08 to go in the first half. It was his second foul of the game. His continued presence in the game might have jeopardized his ability to play in the second half, but Syracuse’s backup point guard stayed right on the bench. Kaleb Joseph played only four minutes of Syracuse’s 79-76 win over Connecticut. On Friday, he played limited minutes in the first half. On a transition steal by Trevor Cooney, a pass to Joseph went off his fingertips and out of bounds for a turnover. A timeout was called and Boeheim screamed at Joseph on his way back to the bench. Moments later he was subbed out for Malachi Richardson. Glass half fullAdvertisementThis is placeholder textA night after Richardson said he found himself in the second half despite playing his worst brand of basketball in the first half, the freshman wrote a similar narrative. He scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in the opening 20 minutes, but scored SU’s first seven points out of the break. He connected on four free throws, the first of which came when he was the victim of a flagrant foul on a drive to the basket. Later, he showed poise in going up and under on an and-one layup that tied the game.Richardson finished with 16 points in the contest. Floor-Boards Syracuse was dominated on the glass on Friday, getting out rebounded 39-31.  Jim Boehiem called the Aggies the biggest and strongest team he’s ever seen after SU’s win on Thursday. They lived up to the hyperbolic billing as Syracuse overcame the struggles on the boards.The second-chance points didn’t burn the Orange too badly. On one play in the second half, Texas A&M had four opportunities to score in the span of a few seconds. The final rebound ended in Lydon’s hands. Syracuse caught the breaks on Friday and executed as well in the win.  Commentslast_img read more