A leaked email conversation between several trustees at Troy University shows prominent individuals in the state discussing how to “vet topics” at a university-affiliated think tank for being critical of economic incentive programs due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).
A Troy University communications official responded to questions on Friday related to the university’s recent closure of its Confucius Institute, an educational institution connected to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Troy University has closed its Confucius Institute, a controversial educational institution with ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The Department of Defense (DoD) should stop continued funding of universities with Confucius Institutes, according to a recent letter sent to the DoD by U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and 25 House Republicans last week.
After years of controversy and conflict, Confucius Institutes remain at certain Alabama universities, despite criticism over ties to the Chinese government.
U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), along with Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin earlier this week inquiring why federal funds were going to schools with alleged connections to the Communist Chinese government.