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February 01, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Flush ACLU Heading to Silicon Valley Start-Up School

Poised for Growth, ACLU Teams With Y Combinator: Riding a huge donation wave arising from its opposition to President Trump’s policies, the American Civil Liberties Union will take part in the Silicon Valley start-up accelerator’s next session, Forbes reports. The 97-year-old nonprofit will receive mentoring and an opportunity to bolster tech-industry ties as it looks to take advantage of the anti-Trump windfall. Read a Chronicle article on fundraising by the ACLU and other nonprofits critical of the new administration.

Biden Foundation Launches With Broad Issue Agenda: The new charity led by Joe and Jill Biden will focus on several causes the former vice president championed during his political career and White House tenure, including cancer research, sexual violence, education, and equal rights, writes The Washington Post.

Ontario Weighs Ban on Renaming Hospitals for Big Donors: A draft directive from the Canadian province’s health minister would bar medical centers from rechristening themselves for a corporate, individual, or family donor, reports the Toronto Star. Hospitals’ names should “reflect their role as publicly supported organizations” within Canada’s system of universal health care, the proposal states.

Suit Spotlights Flap Over Funding of Wisc. Campus Foundation: A former University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh administrator who is being sued by the state higher-education system for using campus money on projects for its nonprofit affiliate alleged in a court filing that system leaders knew about the foundation funding and that the practice is common at UW branches, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.