- Apparently it means being everything to everybody for money
GOOD OLD CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, GEORGETOWN, HOME OF SANDRA FLUKE (RHYMES WITH “DUCK”) AND INSTITUTIONALLY, TOADIES FOR OBAMA’S ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTRY (“cover up those ‘religious symbols’*…see below).
This is a Jesuit university American Catholics can take real pride in…THAT IS if you’re anti-American, embarrassed by Catholicism and admire religious racketeering!
The implications are serious, wide and deep — research access (civilian and defense) propaganda and outright disinformation taught as objective truth, politcal influence.
Via daily Caller News Foundation: (excerpt) Read the entire article for the astounding extent of the subterfuge and influence peddling. Below this excerpt we remind you of the Georgetown massacre of its religious identity at Obama’s request. * DLH
- The Department of Education has launched an investigation into foreign cash secretly flowing into U.S. universities and sent letters to Georgetown University and Texas A&M Thursday.
- A Senate report found that 70 percent of colleges that took money from a Chinese propaganda program broke the law by not disclosing it.
- Almost all of the colleges contracted to shape U.S. textbooks on the Middle East received massive funding from countries in the region.
The Department of Education is going after U.S universities over supposed ties to foreign governments, after some allegedly took huge quantities of foreign cash and hid it from regulators.
At the top of the list are Georgetown University and Texas A&M, which have taken hundreds of millions of dollars from the government of Qatar, a middle eastern nation with suspected links to international terrorism.
Both schools received letters from the Department of Education Thursday saying they should have disclosed that funding but their filings “may not fully capture” the activity, the Associated Press reported. The letter warned that they could be referred to the attorney general to “compel compliance.”
Georgetown was also asked about possible ties to Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, as well as Saudi Arabian money. Both schools were ordered to disclose funding from Huawei and ZTE, Chinese firms suspected of spying.
In February, a Senate investigative subcommittee released a bipartisan, 100-page report that found that not only had China been pouring money into the U.S. for a program linked to propaganda efforts, a huge percentage of U.S. colleges had violated the law by hiding the money.
“Since 2006, the Subcommittee determined China directly provided over $158 million in funding to U.S. schools for Confucius Institutes,” the report said. “The Department of Education requires all post-secondary schools to report foreign gifts of $250,000 or more from a single source within a calendar year of receiving them. Despite that legal requirement, nearly 70 percent of U.S. schools that received more than $250,000 from Hanban failed to properly report that amount,” it continued.
Yet the Department of Justice told Senate investigators it had no indication that the Department of Education has ever tried to take U.S. colleges to court for allegedly violating the law.
So-called “Confucius Classrooms” funded by China have grown rapidly even though they were touted as a weapon by China’s former minister of propaganda. Teachers also committed rampant visa fraud, and China blocked the U.S. from creating a reciprocal program in that country, the report said.
During a 2018 congressional hearing on China’s activities in U.S. universities, FBI Director Christopher Wray said “I think the level of naïveté on the part of the academic sector about this creates its own issues.”
In March, security experts said that Chinese hackers had infiltrated a web of U.S. universities and stolen military research from them. “They are a full-fledged operation,” an expert told the Wall Street Journal. “And they are not going anywhere.” . . .
Georgetown is cooperating with the investigation and “takes seriously its reporting obligations and provides all information as required by the Department of Education every six months,” the school told the Associated Press.
The Daily Caller News Foundation asked the school for information about its foreign funding and how it might give other countries influence over the curriculum several times in recent months, but the school refused to answer.
In Texas, even though information about donors to the public university is supposed to be public, when a lawyer filed a Freedom of Information Act request, Texas A&M refused to turn over the records. Instead, the school alerted Qatar, which hired a politically-connected law firm that took legal action to tie up the request, documents reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation show. . . .
Obama at Georgetown in 09
Obama White House ordered coverup of religious symbols for Georgetown speech L A Times, APRIL 16, 2009 (excerpt)
Surprising word today that President Barack Obama’s White House asked Georgetown University to cover all religious symbols at the scene of the president’s economic speech at the Roman Catholic institution Wednesday.
And the prestigious Jesuit university agreed. . . .
*We note that this was not an effort on Georgetown’s part at the avoidance of confusion of Obama with Georgetown, after all he was invited/ accepted, nor avoidance of any scandal over religious symbolism as the next time Obama appeared their Georgetown made no such effort or agreement. It was pure in the bag toadyism.