Documents Reveal Koch Foundation Influence on George Mason University
The president of Virginia's largest public university said agreements with the conservative donors "fall short of the standards of academic independence I expect."
- Published 30 April 2018
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Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason University and the foundation follows years of denials by university administrators that Koch foundation donations inhibit academic freedom. University President Angel Cabrera wrote a note to faculty Friday night saying the agreements “fall short of…