Thursday, June 29, 2017

McDaniel College's Budapest campus caught up in Hungarian political fight. George Soros In The News.

The Baltimore Sun reports:
McDaniel College found itself entangled in an international dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and the Hungarian prime minister that's threatened its 23-year-old satellite campus in Budapest.

To extricate itself and comply with new Hungarian law, the president of the small, liberal arts college in Westminster met with members of Gov. Larry Hogan's cabinet and diplomats from the East European nation. The two governments and McDaniel hammered out the terms of an agreement in Annapolis last week that would assure the campus could remain open — if the deal is finalized.

"I never imagined that as a small-college president I would be dealing with diplomatic relations," McDaniel President Roger Casey said.

The Hungarian parliament tightened its higher education law two months ago in a vote widely seen as an attempt to close Central European University founded by Soros, a Hungarian-American financier.
George Soros in the news.