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September 27, 2011

News Briefing: Los Angeles Archdiocese Hopes to Raise $100 Million for Catholic Schools

  • U.S officials improperly seized assets of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Oregon.  [Reuters]


  • The federal government will give 15 Massachusetts community colleges $20 million to increase workforce training programs in industries facing a shortage of technically skilled employees.  [Boston Globe]


  • The Los Angeles Archdiocese hopes to raise $100 million for Catholic schools.  [Los Angeles Times]

September 08, 2011

News Briefing: Carnegie Mellon Receives $265 Million Pledge

  • The Museum of the City of New York will take over the Seaport Museum New York.  [New York Times]


  • Carnegie Mellon receives a $265 million pledge from a former steel executive.  [Associated Press]


September 07, 2011

News Briefing: Oxfam Staff in Haiti Sacked over Abuse of Power, Bullying


  • September 11 changed the way Americans respond to disasters.  [CNNMoney]


  • Oxfam has fired six foreign staff members working in Haiti for abuse of power.  [Reuters]

September 06, 2011

News Briefing: Soros Nonprofit's Big Move

  • The Governor of Massachusetts awards grants to public colleges based on plans to boost academic performance.  [Boston Globe]


  • Open Society Foundations plans to move into the Argonaut Building for the next 30 years.  [Wall Street Journal]
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