1. Duquesne University has so far underperformed in their fundraising efforts that they are embarrassed to publicize the amount.
or, and I’m throwing my support behind this option:
2. Duquesne University has so far OVERPERFORMED in their fundraising efforts that they fear a backlash from the students whose tuition is emptying their parents’ savings and retirement accounts.
Duquesne spokeswoman Megan Tressler declined to offer an updated total this week, saying the school “is not releasing internal campaign information during the quiet phase.”