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AP reports that the Dept. of Education has launched an investigation into foreign funding of U.S. universities, beginning with letters to Georgetown University and Texas A&M ordering them "to disclose years of financial records amid concerns they have not fully reported their foreign gifts and contracts to the federal government." The investigation includes funding from China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, in particular the Qatar Foundation and the branch campuses both schools operate in that country.
The Daily Caller notes that "Georgetown has received nearly $333 million from Qatar since 2011" and prior to that, $20 million from Saudi Arabia to set up the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CMCU), which now houses the "Islamophobia"-investigating Bridge Initiative. CMCU director Jonathan Brown is known for espousing "radical political positions," including defending "slavery because the prophet Muhammad had slaves." Worst of all, Georgetown "was tasked by the U.S. government with shaping how K-12 textbooks treated the Arab world."
The DoE's investigation couldn't come a moment sooner.