by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/13/20, 11:10 am
Foreign governments could have a much greater influence on elite higher education in the United States than previously reported. The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday it is investigating Yale and Harvard universities for failing to disclose hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts. The department has on record more than $6.6 billion of donations from Qatar, China, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to U.S. universities and colleges since 1990—but that may be significantly underreported.