October 11, 2017

Daily News Roundup: ‘MacArthur Genius’ Grants Announced

Top News

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 'Genius' Grant Winners (The New York Times). Also, see The Chronicle's profile of one of the winners, Cristina Jiménez, co-founder of United We Dream.

Key GOP Representative Eyes Bigger Tax Break for Charity (The Hill)

Yale Endowment, Often a Pacesetter, Is a Laggard This Time (The New York Times)

About the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Weinstein Resigns From Board of New York's Robin Hood Foundation (Bloomberg)

USC Rejects Harvey Weinstein's $5M Women's Program Donation (The Hollywood Reporter)

Harvey Weinstein Was Also a Philanthropist: Can You Morally Cleanse 'Dirty Money?' (MarketWatch)

Other News and Features

Jewish Magazine ‘The Forward’ Sees 60% Jump in Donations and Web Traffic (The New York Times)

Michael Jordan Donates $7 million to Health Clinics in Charlotte, N.C. (The Washington Post). Also, see The Chronicle's database of gifts of $1 million or more.

Who's Afraid of George Soros? (Foreign Policy)