Stories tagged: Philanthropic foundations
Sat., March 22, 2014, 3:31 a.m.
Toilet tech fair tackles global sanitation woes
NEW DELHI (AP) — Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? These are lofty ambitions beyond …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, 9:58 a.m.
Civility efforts seek better behavior on campus
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jewish students in the University of California system labeled terrorists for their support of Israel. Black high school students pelted by bananas on a Tennessee campus …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012, 9:45 a.m.
Parents considering legal action over school yoga
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012, 12:17 a.m.
World Food Prize activities attract Occupy protest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s difficult to argue with the goals of the World Food Prize Foundation — to recognize people who have helped improve the quality and availability …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 3:21 p.m.
MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 ‘genius grants’
CHICAGO (AP) — Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012, 4:44 p.m.
Chick-fil-A makes another statement on controversy
ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer. The controversy flared up this week when a Chicago politician said the company was no longer giving to …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 10:44 a.m.
Lofty NYC art venue is not for the faint-hearted
NEW YORK (AP) — Most New Yorkers can only dream of an apartment like this. Spectacular views of midtown Manhattan. An iconic work of art in the living room. Prime …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 7:49 a.m.
NFL pledges $30 million for medical research
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the donation to …
Wed., July 11, 2012, 5:02 p.m.
Vast wealth didn’t shield the Rausings from drugs
LONDON (AP) — When Eva Rausing approached the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square four years ago to deal with a routine passport matter, she had to pass …