$10M gift from Koch brothers rejected by N.Y. college over ‘political correctness’

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Brooklyn College reportedly turned down an $10 million grant from the Koch brothers, and one professor at the CUNY college says it’s because of politics.

“It’s political correctness. It’s intolerance about anyone who doesn’t toe the left-wing line,” said Mitchell Langbert, the associate professor of business and deputy chairman for business at Brooklyn College, the New York Post reported.


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The professor is so livid that the university would turn down the successful businessmen that he wrote a letter to the state Senate Education Committee saying, “The Charles G. Koch Foundation has repeatedly called Brooklyn College and me personally with an offer of as much as a $10 million grant. … This grant would have been considerably larger than any that I have seen in my nearly quarter-century of teaching.”

Mr. Langbert said the decision to reject the $10 million grant was made by CUNY School of Business Dean William Hopkins, the Post reported.

“I have never seen a dean not interested in a $10,000 grant, much less a $10 million one,” Mr. Langbert said.

School spokesman Jason Carey told the paper, “We have neither received an offer from, nor submitted a proposal to the Koch Foundation at this time for the business school.”

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