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Donor Intent, Cont’d.

A Montgomery County, Md., judge has rebuffed an effort by Johns Hopkins University to dismiss a donor-intent case, reports the Washington Post. Hopkins has been trying to use a parcel of land, known as Belward Farm, as a centerpiece of a multi-billion-dollar mega-complex called Science City. But Elizabeth Banks’s heirs argue that Banks did not intend to have such a development built around her farm; she at most authorized a low-rise satellite campus. Of course, this could just be the beginning of a long period of litigation.

Hat tip to Martin Wooster, whose article on the Pope Center site gives the background.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...


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