The Tufts Daily, an independent student newspaper of Tufts University, recently sketched 33 years of controversial donations to the University. The report finds that University donors often support "discriminatory, discredited scholarship," while University administrative policies disregard the controversial investment motives by these foundations. The foundations examined include Sarah Scaife Foundation, John M. Olin Foundation, Earhart Foundation, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, and Charles Koch Foundation. The report finds:
Not all of the foundations included in this report have supported controversial scholarship at Tufts, but they have all engaged in questionable donation campaigns at universities across the country.
As articulated by The Tufts Daily, university administrations' individualized concern with agreement terms at their own campuses when accepting donations from controversial foundations disregards the systemic attack on academic freedom more broadly.
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By David Nickerson