Foundations Attract More Scrutiny as Their Influence on Academe Grows

Powerful private foundations are drawing increased scrutiny as their influence on the agenda for higher-education reform has grown, but their role is not a particularly new one in the history of American academe, according to panelists at a discussion on Friday at New York University.

The discussion, "Private Dollars for Public Purposes: Are Foundations Setting the Agenda for Higher-Education Reform?," considered