Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Roundup

Here's a list of news stories that may be of interest published within the last 10 day:

AARP: Michigan relies too much on nursing homes for poor seniors: Detroit Free Press, April 6, 2012
Brief introduction: When it comes to long-term care, Michigan relies too much on nursing homes for its poor elderly residents, according to a new report by AARP Michigan.

1940 Census reveals California led the country in education: Huffington Post, April 3, 2012
Brief introduction: The National Archives released for the first time yesterday individual records from the 1940 Census – unleashing an online treasure trove of 3.8 million pages eagerly awaited by genealogists and researchers.

HIV among black women in 6 cities far exceeds national average: Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2012
Brief Introduction: African American women in six U.S. cities are becoming infected with HIV at a rate five times the national average for black women, and closer to the rates of some African countries, according to a new study.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What's new in Philanthropy?

Articles of interest in philanthropy and nonprofits published in the last 10 days:

1. Techies team up to make Wikipedia smarter; Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2012
Brief introduction: The German chapter of the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia on Friday morning announced a EUR 1.3 million ($1.7 million) grant from Google Inc. and from foundations backed by Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, and Gordon Moore, Intel’s co-founder and the namesake of Moore’s Law.

2. Kramer steps down as Stanford dean to run Hewlett Foundation;, March 29, 2012
Brief introduction: Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer has announced that he will step down effective on Aug. 31. Kramer, who has led the school since 2004, will become president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.