• Anti-Tax Group Hopes to Bar Public Money for Stadiums

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    Many major sports stadiums are at least funded in part by taxpayer money. In addition to providing the public with a space to watch their local teams, many of these deals are made with the presumption that these sports venues stir economic activity.

  • U. of New Mexico Allegedly Paid for Golf Trip for Donors

    by Geoff Grammer May 2017

    Questions, and controversy, continue to mount about a 2015 golf junket to Scotland in which the University of New Mexico used public funds to pay for three employees and three private donors.

  • Microsoft Co-Founder to Fund Penn Concussion Study

    by Stacey Burling May 2017

    The foundation started by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul A. Allen and his sister, Jody, has given a $9.25 million, five-year grant to University of Pennsylvania researchers to study what happens to the brain at a cellular and network level when someone gets a concussion.

  • Fundraiser Jumps on Goat Yoga Trend

    by Alicia Petska May 2017

    When Ella Stulce moved to shift into a warrior pose Sunday, she found herself sharing her yoga mat with two curious interlopers: a pair of fuzzy, brown-and-white speckled baby goats causally grazing at her feet.

  • High Point U. President to Lead $38M Stadium Effort

    by John Newsom May 2017

    High Point University's president will lead the city's effort to build a minor-league baseball stadium and develop the surrounding area.

  • Eastern Washington to Study Fundraising for Facilities

    by Jim Allen May 2017

    Eastern Washington University has taken the first steps in exploring the feasibility of improving the school's athletic facilities. Responding to an inquiry from The Spokesman-Review, EWU President Mary Cullinan said in a statement this week that the university has hired an outside consultant "to assess the university's fundraising capacity and help plan a comprehensive campaign that will include fundraising for the university's athletics facilities."

  • U. of Dayton Breaks Ground on $72M Arena Renovation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    On Thursday, the University of Dayton announced that approval has been given by the university board of trustees to begin work on a $72 million arena renovation.

  • Agency Delays Bond Measure for New YMCA

    by Thomas J. Prohaska May 2017

    The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday delayed action until June 14 on tax-exempt bonding authority sought by the Buffalo Niagara YMCA for its new facility in the Town of Lockport.

  • LA Kings Donate to Aquatics Center's Construction

    by Megan Barnes May 2017

    El Segundo city and school district officials got a helping paw from Los Angeles Kings mascot Bailey the lion Thursday at the groundbreaking of a $13.8 million state-of-the-art aquatics center.

  • Oklahoma Law Will Hold Boosters Accountable

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Last Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 425, which allows a provision for universities to bring suit against boosters whose actions result in penalties for the school. The law goes into effect November 1.