FROM Lauren Streib
The University Fundraising Race USC raised more than $700 million in 2014 according to a new report out this week. That puts the school behind only Harvard and Stanford when it comes to raising money. Harvard, in fact, had a record-setting year - they added more than $1 billion to their already fat endowment in 2014, and passed Stanford in fundraising for the first time since 2004. But what do colleges do with all that cash? And what about all the schools that don’t have the same base as the Harvards, Stanfords and USCs?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.