Four men accused of the theft of more than $5 million from New York’s Columbia University were convicted of all counts against them after a jury trial, Manhattan District Attorney’s Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office said.
Columbia University’s investments rose 17 percent in the past year, beating gains of Harvard University, the world’s richest school, and the returns of a broad group of institutions for the second year in a row.
Adam Klein, one of five Columbia University students arrested in December 2010 and charged with selling drugs on the New York City campus, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty in January to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.
When a Beijing organization with close ties to China’s government offered Stanford University $4 million to host a Confucius Institute on Chinese language and culture and endow a professorship, it attached one caveat: The professor couldn’t discuss delicate issues like Tibet.
Five students at Columbia University in New York and three alleged off-campus suppliers were arrested as part of a ring that sold drugs at fraternity houses and other on-campus residences, police said.