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IHE: Why Athletic Giving To Universities Can Be Bad For Academics

Are donations in the name of ‘the Glory of Old IU’ truly helping the university? Research shows for every $1 increase in athletic donations, $1.40 of academic operating dollars gets restricted. ‘Boiler, what?’ From Inside Higher Ed

“The research, presented here last week at the annual conference of the College Sport Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, again linked athletic success to increased donations — donations to athletic programs, that is.
And the researchers found that those increased athletic donations come at the expense of academic ones — calling into question the assertion that athletic success is inherently financially beneficial to an institution’s academic endeavors.”

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