ICYMI: Despite Top Chemist Being Arrested for Helping China, Harvard Just Got a Bunch of New Taxpayer Money

Posted: Apr 20, 2020 9:20 AM
ICYMI: Despite Top Chemist Being Arrested for Helping China, Harvard Just Got a Bunch of New Taxpayer Money

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Harvard University, which has a $40 billion private endowment, just received $9 million in Wuhan coronavirus "relief" funding. From the Harvard Crimson

Harvard University will receive nearly $9 million in aid from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Department of Education announced last week.

The CARES Act — the largest economic stimulus package in American history — was signed into law on March 27. It allocates nearly $14 billion to support higher education institutions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Of the $8,655,748 Harvard is slated to receive, the government has mandated that at least half — $4,327,874 — be reserved for emergency financial aid grants to students.

The Department of Education will distribute the first $6.28 billion to colleges and universities to cover expenses such as course materials, technology, food, and housing students have incurred “related to disruptions in their education due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” according to a April 9 press release.

This comes just three months after the school's top chemist, Dr. Charles Lieber, was arrested for secretly working with China. Specifically, he worked with a university in Wuhan. 

"Unbeknownst to Harvard University beginning in 2011, Lieber became a 'Strategic Scientist' at Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from in or about 2012 to 2017.  China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese Talent recruit plans that are designed to attract, recruit, and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security," the Department of Justice released on January 28, 2020. 

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Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence agencies are working overtime to nail down the exact origin of the virus and believe Wuhan coronavirus originated in a lab

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