New data from the Department of Education show that several top-tier universities, including Yale and Cornell, failed to report more than $3 billion in foreign gifts and funds—many of which come from anti-American regimes such as China and Qatar.
According to a new study from the Clarion Project, American colleges and universities inaccurately disclosed foreign funding to the Department of Education. Between 2014 and 2019, they reported a total of $11 billion in foreign funds. But the Clarion Project's data show that the true number is over $14 billion. Some of the biggest discrepancies involve Cornell University, Texas A&M University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Yale University.
"If it wasn't for a crackdown by the Department of Education, this never would have been known. The universities still wouldn't feel the need to report this, they wouldn't feel under the microscope or any sense of urgency," said Clarion Project research analyst Alex VanNess. "We're seeing billions of dollars—much of which has strings attached—being used to influence U.S. students from countries that want to use a soft power against the United States."
"This is an issue of national security," a Department of Education spokeswoman said. "Among other concerns, foreign money—from governments, government-run corporations, NGOs, and individuals—may come with ‘strings attached' that compromise academic freedom."
Clarion Finds Another $3 Billion in Undisclosed Foreign Financing of Universities https://t.co/1C7FsqYrYn— Mostly Peaceful, Now Maskless Cincy (@cincitygirl) September 1, 2020
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1/ The discovery comes as the Clarion Project is set to release its new documentary, Covert Cash, about the foreign financing and influencing of U.S. schools. https://t.co/3evZcQo6UE— Clarion Project (@clarionproject) August 31, 2020
Watch the trailer for Covert Cash, what US universities don't want you to know about their foreign funding, below. Covet Cash follows the trail of billions of hidden dollars undeclared by US universities. Who is donating all this money and why is this money being hidden? This investigative report from the Clarion Project and featuring Lara Logan delves into the world of foreign funding and foreign influence to expose the covert billions US universities have secreted away.
Top universities across America are taking money from countries with TERRIBLE human rights records. Tonight, my BlazeTV exclusive show is premiering the new documentary from @clarionproject — COVERT CASH — that exposes just how much we aren't being told. pic.twitter.com/ElL5VUpPSb— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 28, 2020
Clarion Intelligence Director Ryan Mauro previewed The Clarion Project's new film, “Covert Cash,” about how much influence hostile foreign entities like China, Saudi Arabia, & Russia have over American universities during an interview with Glenn Beck. Watch below.
Judicial Watch last month sued the U.S. Department of Education for records of money funneled from foreign governments to American colleges and universities. Read: https://t.co/CckyTXg7SM— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) August 31, 2020
Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (#FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education for all records related to its investigations of colleges and universities accepting foreign gifts and contracts. Read: https://t.co/AlLT6McFPn— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) August 29, 2020