Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding
The Education Department opened investigations into Harvard and Yale as part of a continuing review that it says has found U.S. universities failed to report at least $6.5 billion in foreign funding from countries such as China and Saudi Arabia, according to department materials reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
The investigations into the Ivy League schools are the latest in a clash between U.S. universities and a coalition of federal officials including law enforcement, research funders such as the National Institutes of Health, and a bipartisan group in Congress that have raised concerns about higher-education institutionsâ€™ reliance on foreign money, particularly from China.
Representatives for Harvard and Yale said their universities are working on responses to the Education Department....
I wouldnâ€™t put it past the possibility of regents, faculty and administrators are all in cahoots with China and Saudi Arabia. Perhaps the payments are for working for these countries intelligence agencies.
"Follow the money" is the theme today. It's good the 'federales' are checking up on these money connections, but they could find the same thing happening in any US university. What makes this particular version of interest is the fact that the Asian students lost their lawsuit against Harvard for using a quota to limit their numbers. Bottom line: they set a limit to the number of Asians to be admitted. The court decided in favor of the college, in a huge version of double-speak.