House GOP investigates foreign funding at universities in antisemitism inquiry

EXCLUSIVE — House Republicans are requesting extensive information from top-ranked universities, including on foreign funding, as part of their investigation into campus antisemitism.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) is scrutinizing the tax-exempt statuses of Harvard University, Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — and the potential for foreign money to have influenced the schools’ lackluster responses to antisemitism on campus, according to letters sent Thursday to the schools and obtained by the Washington Examiner.

“The culture of antisemitism that has been allowed to flourish on the campuses of elite American universities is absolutely appalling,” Smith told the Washington Examiner. “The Ways and Means Committee is determined to uncover the motives behind their continued failure to protect Jewish students on campus in the wake of Oct.
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