The Salaita case and the Big Money takeover of universitiesLos Angeles Times.
If so, it wouldn't be the first time that donors have tried to manipulate university administrations into doing their bidding, but it's certainly one of the most disturbing examples of a bad trend. Even before the trustees' vote, emails became public showing that university leaders and administrators were inordinately responsive to donors unhappy with what they saw as Salaita's anti-Israel tweets.
As we reported earlier this summer, examples of this trend have been proliferating. In 2007, the Charles Koch Foundation offered Florida State University millions of dollars to set up a libertarian hive in its economics department, according to documents recently disclosed by the Center for Public Integrity.
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