Koch gift goes to Wichita State institute on economic growth
September 13, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University will use a $3.6 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to create an Institute for the Study of Economic Growth.
University officials say the institute will focus on economic and business research. It will be housed in the Barton School of Business.
The Wichita Eagle reports the Koch Foundation's support of economic research centers at universities across the country raised some concerns that the Kochs' conservative, free-market politics would influence academic research.
Anand Desai, dean of the business school, says Wichita State woul...