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Koch-funded Montana State University research sparks protests to regents

September 15, 2017View for printing

Critics are asking the Montana Board of Regents to reject a proposed economics research center http://www.montana.edu/regecon/ at Montana State University, charging that the Charles Koch Foundation's $5.7 million grant is an attempt to use the university to promote a "right-wing ideology."

The regents, meeting in Butte for two days, heard criticisms from former Bozeman Mayor Steve Kirchhoff and an MSU student. In addition, Bozeman attorney Jim Goetz wrote an opinion column for the Montana Standard newspaper that was published during the regents' visit.

By Gail Schontzler Chronicle Staff Writer

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com ... 0025b8.html

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How the Koch Brothers Are Influencing U.S. Colleges

Almost all of the higher education programs the Koch foundations fund cleave to the brothers’ philosophy of promoting free markets and laissez-faire capitalism in the United States.

http://time.com/4148838/koch-brother ... iversities/

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What’s new and interesting about the Koch brothers’ approach to funding academics

Last year, a staffer for Charles and David Koch’s network of philanthropic institutions laid out the billionaire brothers’ strategy to spread their views on economic freedom.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education ... pel/413239/

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The Koch brothers’ influence on college campus is spreading

Here’s a look at the Koch role in higher education, by Dave Levinthal of The Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations that reveals abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by public and private institutions.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/a ... e22fa68f2cb
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