January 28, 2014
College and University Endowments Returned 11.7 percent in FY13College and University Endowments Returned 11.7 percent in FY13
U.S. college and university endowments returned 11.7 percent in FY13, according to the 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. A press release and six tables from the study are now available from NACUBO’s website.

With FY14 Budget Complete, Obama to Outline FY15 Goals in State of the Union

In tonight’s State of the Union address, President Obama will make clear his priorities for the coming year and outline his budget plan for FY15, as well indicate his goals for the remaining years in his second term.

Administrative Requirements in Super Circular Track A-110

Recent reforms to the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance on federal grants changed several administrative requirements—for both the awarding agency and the recipient—and will impact procurement practices, cost sharing, and internal controls.

Spotlight Focused on Campus Sexual Assaults

Last week, President Obama announced the creation of a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Earlier, the first round of negotiations to draft regulations to implement new provisions in the Violence Against Women Act took place at the Department of Education.

Bipartisan Senate Coalition Expresses Support for Charitable Deduction

Last week, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD), along with 31 other senators, sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) urging them to maintain the charitable deduction as they consider reforming the tax code.

EPA Grants Support Urban Watershed Research

As part of its goal to create safe and sustainable water resources, on January 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded nearly $5 million in grants to five colleges in the Philadelphia area.

Higher Education Tax Institute

NACUBO is pleased to be a supporting organization of the upcoming Higher Education Taxation Institute, being held March 3-5, Austin, Texas. The program, offered by Continuing Legal Education at the University of Texas Law School, will examine and discuss approaches to campus tax issues and compliance.

National Conference on Law and Higher Education

Staying the Course:
Exploring the Power of Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Collaboration
February 13-19—Orlando, Florida

Join NACUBO President and CEO John Walda and many of higher education's thought leaders at the 35th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education sponsored by Stetson University's Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy.



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