By Marjorie Heins, Free Expression Policy Project
The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are best-known for donating millions to the election campaigns of Tea Party candidates and others committed to fighting regulation of business and to protecting the oil and gas industries from efforts to combat climate change. It turns out that Charles Koch, through his foundation, is now also heavily invested in higher education. The money comes with major strings attached.
According to Greenpeace’s recent report, Koch on Campus: Polluting Higher Education, the Charles Koch Foundation gave more than $50 million to 390 colleges and universities between 2005 and 2012. Among the major grantees are George Mason University, Florida State University, Clemson University, Suffolk University, Utah State, West Virginia University, Catholic University, University of North Carolina, George Washington University, and Arizona State.1
Most of the funding has gone to economics departments, and the conditions are…
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“Between Keewatin and Tsilhqot’in” is an important conference regarding the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions for First Nations and Aboriginal people in Canada.
Space is limited for the November 21st and 22nd conference. For more information and to register go to www.trcm.ca/conference.
This conference is co-hosted by Treaty Commissioner James Wilson and Professor Aimee Craft, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba.
Carmen Neufeld, President
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106 – 475 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 4A7
Public lecture on November 20, 2014 from 5-7pm in room HC1425 (SFU Vancouver).
What’s story got to do with it? Visualizing storywork and Indigenous pedagogy, lecture by Dorothy Christian, PhD Candidate in Educational Studies at UBC.