Duke donors set giving record for third year in a row

Donors gave Duke University the largest ever amount in philanthropic gifts and contributions for a third year in a row--$478.3 million to support areas ranging from global health and the arts to “Big Data” research and renovations of campus landmarks.

Dissecting Disaster: 4 best practices for government response

What happens when financial markets seize up, or an offshore oil rig explodes, or there is a nuclear power plant accident? Governments typically launch an ad hoc or permanent investigation team to identify the cause of the disaster and to determine whether policy should be changed in its wake. A Bass Connections team focused on Regulatory Disaster Scene Investigation has identified four best practices that governments should follow when responding to crises.