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DOJ Accuses Yale of Discrimination Against Asians and Whites

The DOJ accused Yale University on Thursday of discriminating against Asian and White applicants in its admissions process. In 2019, Harvard University went to trial over allegations that it had discriminated against Asian applicants in its admissions process, ultimately prevailing against charges of discrimination.

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1,700 Colleges Ask Federal Reserve for Virus Loans

1,700 universities and colleges around the nation have asked the Federal Reserve to grant them access to the Main Street Lending Program, a program established last week to provide lending to small and medium-sized businesses that have been impacted by the Chinese virus pandemic.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one hundred dollar bills will be released this fall and has new security features, such as a duplicating portrait of Benjamin Franklin and …

Columbia U. Has Not Rejected $12.8 Million in Federal Aid Despite $11 Billion Endowment

Columbia University has yet to announce whether it will accept $12.8 million in federal coronavirus relief that it is eligible for under the CARES Act despite its $11 billion endowment. Several other Ivy League institutions, including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, have already announced that they will reject federal funding following pressure from President Donald Trump and the general public.

People walk past the Alma Mater statue on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City. An interest rate hike kicks in today for student loans, an increase for 7 million students. Congress left town at the end of last week failing to prevent rates on …

Northwestern U. Rejects $8.5 Million in Federal Aid

Northwestern University announced this week that it will reject $8.5 million in federal coronavirus aid that it is eligible for under the CARES Act. In April, President Donald Trump joined the public in criticizing wealthy institutions like Harvard University, which boasts an endowment of $40 billion, for accepting federal coronavirus aid.

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USC Accepts $20 Million in Federal Aid Despite $5 Billion Endowment

USC, which boasts an endowment of $5.5 billion, announced this week that it will accept $20 million in federal Chinese virus relief. Ivy League institutions including Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania announced this week that they will reject federal aid following pressure from President Donald Trump and the general public.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one hundred dollar bills will be released this fall and has new security features, such as a duplicating portrait of Benjamin Franklin and …

U. of Pennsylvania Rejects $10 Million in Chinese Virus Bailout Funds

The University of Pennsylvania announced on Thursday that they will reject nearly $10 million in federal coronavirus relief funds after a wave of public pressure on wealthy institutions to reject public assistance. The University of Pennsylvania currently boasts an endowment of $14.7 billion. UPenn joins Princeton, Yale, and Harvard in rejecting the federal funds, although Harvard first tried to keep the federal money.

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Princeton Rejects $2.4 Million in Federal Bailout Funds

Princeton University announced on Wednesday that it will reject a $2.4 million federal bailout that it was set to receive under the CARES Act. Ivy League institutions, many of which boast multi-billion-dollar endowments, have been criticized by both President Donald Trump and the public for accepting millions in federal bailout funds.

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Yale Rejects Millions in Federal Bailout Funds

Yale University announced on Wednesday that it will reject $6.9 million in federal bailout funds that the institution was entitled to receive under the CARES Act. Yale releases a statement saying: “We hope that the Department of Education will use Yale’s portion of the funding to support colleges and universities in Connecticut whose continued existence is threatened by the current crisis.

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Yale Cancels May Commencement Ceremony

Yale University announced on Wednesday that it is canceling its annual spring commencement ceremony, scheduled for May, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale over Foreign Funding

The Education Department announced this week that it is investigating Harvard and Yale over their possible connections to foreign governments. Universities around the country have been accused of soliciting funding from foreign governments and have reportedly come forward to report $6.5 billion in previously undisclosed foreign funding.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one hundred dollar bills will be released this fall and has new security features, such as a duplicating portrait of Benjamin Franklin and …

Yale Commits $135 Million to Diversity Initiative

Yale University announced recently that it is expanding its diversity spending over the next five years. The new plan includes a 70 percent increase in spending on a diversity initiative designed to create a more diverse faculty.

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Yale Professor: There Is Zero Political Diversity in Faculty

Yale Professor David Gelernter told the institution’s newspaper last week there is very little political diversity amongst faculty members at the prestigious Ivy League university. According to Gelernter, increasing Yale’s political diversity would make it stand as the “one intellectually serious elite university in the country.”

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