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George Mason University released the report overview of the committee’s findings on their gift agreements.
After students exposed several examples of undue donor influence at George Mason University last Spring, the university's Board of Visitors commissioned an internal committee to review active donor agreements supporting faculty positions and current gift acceptance policies on campus.
Despite the committee’s cautious wording suggesting that nothing “egregious” was found, concerned faculty are describing the findings revealed by this internal review as “serious violations of academic freedom, including undue donor influence and undue fiscal burdens.” These findings include contracts the Koch Foundation is party to.
We took a closer look at the committee's report, and have summarized those serious violations in one of our own.