Trump administration is investigating Harvard and Yale for financial ties to China

The Trump administration is investigating Harvard and Yale for potentially underreporting financial donations from foreign countries.

The Department of Education expanded an ongoing review of U.S. universities to include the two Ivy League institutions, according to the Wall Street Journal. Federal investigators allege that Harvard and Yale are part of a string of universities that did not report at least $6.5 billion in funds received from countries such as China and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. universities are “multi-billion dollar, multi-national enterprises using opaque foundations, foreign campuses, and other sophisticated legal structures to generate revenue,” an Education Department document said. The document accused universities of actively soliciting funds from governments
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