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Republicans query funders and agencies on antisemitism actions

Image: NASA [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr

Committee chairs ask National Science Foundation and Nasa whether they have halted university funding

Senior Republicans have pulled science-related funders, agencies and government departments into their months-long enquiry into antisemitism on campuses, which some in academia and among the political opposition have criticised as being motivated by optics.

On 6 June, Frank Lucas (pictured right), the chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, plus two subcommittee chairs, wrote to the heads of the National Science Foundation, space agency Nasa, the Environmental Protection Agency and two government departments to query them over their responses to how the conflict in Gaza is affecting university campuses in the United States.

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