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December 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM

California university chancellor picked to lead Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has picked a physician and chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, as its next chief executive. Susan Desmond-Hellmann will replace Jeff Raikes, who announced his retirement from the foundation in September. Raikes, a former Microsoft executive, has served as the foundation’s CEO for five years. “We chose Sue…


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September 10, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Gates Foundation CEO stepping down

Jeff Raikes, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has decided to step down from the job. Raikes announced his resignation in an email and in meetings with employees, accompanied by Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the foundation, according to a news released issued this morning. In his email, Raikes wrote: When Bill and…


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July 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

National higher-ed newspaper critical of Gates Foundation’s influence

A well-respected national newspaper that covers higher education published a package of stories Monday that was critical of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s influence on higher education. The Chronicle of Higher Education report calculated that the Seattle foundation has spent $472 million to remake U.S. higher education since 2006. The amount makes the foundation the…


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