Maryland higher education CIO to coordinate University investments

President DeGioia announced today that Michael K. Barry, former chief investment officer of the University of Maryland System Foundation, would become Georgetown University’s CIO. As the CIO of the UMSF since 2005, Barry managed the investment funds of… Read More

Georgetown CIO Larry Kochard to leave in 2011, manage UVa endowment

According to an AP report published yesterday, Larry Kochard, Georgetown’s first-ever chief investment officer, will leave on January 1 to manage approximately $3 billion of the University of Virginia’s endowment. Kochard, who was hired as the founding director… Read More

Georgetown, Divest! relaunches ethical investment campaign

Georgetown, Divest! will re-emerge this semester to oppose the University investment policies, after attempting to end practices last semester that allegedly violate the University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. In a Facebook message sent to Divest! members, David Schwartz… Read More

Georgetown, Divest! says ethics do not inform Georgetown’s investment decisions at all

In a press release provocatively entitled, “Georgetown University Admits Complete Lack of Oversight of Endowment Investments,” members of Georgetown, Divest!, the student coalition seeking University divestment in companies that perpetuate human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine, said… Read More

Georgetown’s endowment lost 17 percent of its value in 2009

The Washington Post has the most definitive numbers yet for the hit that Georgetown University’s endowment took in fiscal year 2009. In the midst of a global financial crisis, it’s reporting, the endowment shrunk to $883 million, or… Read More

Modest endowment growth: Stats from Georgetown’s last financial quarter

The lame titular genitalia joke was supposed to grab your attention. Did it work? Georgetown is still compiling all the information about how its finances performed in the last fiscal quarter, but some preliminary statistics are available. In… Read More

Georgetown had 71st largest endowment for fiscal year 2008

The National Association of College and University Business Officers recently crunched the numbers to come up with a complete ranking of U.S. college and university endowments for fiscal year 2008. Granted a lot has changed since then, but… Read More

Georgetown is gradually getting greener, the College Sustainability Report Card finds

The Sustainable Endowments Institute just released its 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, and while Georgetown is still in the B range, we’re making some improvements.  This year we received an overall grade of B, up from the B-… Read More

Economic troubles drop endowment 12.5%

No campus-wide wireless for you scalliwags! Bad times globally mean bad times for Georgetown, with the endowment dropping 12.5% to under $1 billion. I guess we won’t be beating 23 this year (emphasis added): As of September 30,… Read More

Georgetown gets B- in enviro. sustainability

The good folks at the Sustainable Endowments Institute must have missed the Voice’s article this week about how GUSA, EcoAction, and the Corp are painting the campus green. At least, that might explain the B- Georgetown got in… Read More