Georgetown University -- and by extension, other Middle East studies centers receiving Title VI funding -- could be in for a long year if additional members of Congress follow the lead of Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) and call them out for misusing federal funds. Writing today at The American Spectator, Campus Watch director Winfield Myers examines Riggleman's charges against Georgetown University and calls on the Department of Education to expand its investigation:
Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) won't be retiring from the House until next year, but he's already left his mark on academe. This past tax day, he sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter objecting to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies' (CMES) use of federal Title VI funds for the anti-Semitic performance of a Palestinian rapper at UNC in March. A flurry of communications between Department of Education (DoE) and UNC officials resulted, most notably the ominous August DoE letter detailing CMES' myriad violations of Title VI regulations.
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