What we’re reading: Harvard and Yale under investigation, Trump accuses Stone juror of bias

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FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, a gate opens to the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass. The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, it is investigating foreign gifts made to Harvard and Yale as part of a broader review of international money flowing to American universities. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Harvard and Yale under investigation by Department of Education

The two universities are accused of failing to report foreign gifts and contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Fox News

The United States Department of Education (DOE) announced the investigation Thursday. The agency claims that Yale had failed to report at least $375 million in foreign transactions and hasn’t reported any gifts or contracts for the last four years.

They did not say how much Harvard may have failed to report.

Section 117 of the Higher Education Act states that universities are required to report gifts valued at $250,000 or more from a foreign source. 

A spokesperson from Yale’s office of public affairs and communications told Fox News that the university is preparing to respond to the DOE’s request for records. 

Coronavirus outbreak on Diamond Princess cruise ship 

219 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN.

More than 3,700 passengers and crew are quarantined on the cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, and the number of infections is increasing every day. 

The virus has infected more than 60,000 people worldwide and has killed more than 1,300 people, according to CNN

Iceberg the size of Atlanta threatens rising ocean levels

An iceberg approximately the size of Atlanta broke off of a glacier in Antarctica Thursday, according to CNN.

The iceberg measures more than 116 square miles and its break-off came shortly after a research base in Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature on record for the continent.

Mark Drinkwater, head of the Earth and Mission Sciences Division at the ESA, told CNN that the iceberg is both beautiful and terrifying, and a response to climate change. 

Foreperson of the jury that convicted Rodger Stone called Trump and his supporters racists

Social media posts belonging to the foreperson of the jury that convicted former Trump advisor Rodger Stone came to light Wednesday, according to Fox News.

Tomeka Hart, the former Memphis City School Board President, revealed Wednesday that she was the foreperson of the jury. Shortly after, Hart’s social media posts were revealed. 

President Trump took to Twitter in response to the news, saying “Now it looks like the foreperson in the jury, in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias.”