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New York Times Profile of Yale Investment Guru David Swensen Mentions Volent, Shuman

Story posted February 20, 2007

A profile of Yale University Chief Investment Officer David Swensen in the Sunday, February 18, 2007, issue of The New York Times, mentions Bowdoin College Trustee D. Ellen Shuman '76, who serves as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for the Carnegie Corporation, and quotes Paula Volent, Senior Vice President for Investments at Bowdoin. Shuman and Volent are both described as former Swensen apprentices.

Volent, who worked with Swensen at Yale for four years, notes that "sense of mission" Swensen possesses that has rubbed off on his apprentices. "He has this love of investments that is contagious," Volent says. "He taught us that we were in the business of making money for financial aid for students. If there was a dip in grants and you had a good endowment, you could continue on."

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