Why do many schools raise more money after a public scandal?: Jarvis

August 16, 2019

“While headline-grabbing scandals involving rogue administrators and structural failures often generate steep legal fees, criminal charges, and public outrage, high-profile universities have seen donations — and sometimes enrollment — rise in the aftermath,” writes Will Jarvis. The author notes that schools with long-established brands can not only survive scandals, but also raise more money if alumni feel their alma mater needs their help. With respect to students, the author notes that scandals can sometimes lead to dips in student applications, although the vast majority of these are temporary. Chronicle of Higher Education (International)