Palantir Founder Is Backing Bari Weiss' No-Degree 'University' - 2021-11-08

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F375.png Palantir Founder Is Backing Bari Weiss' No-Degree 'University' November 8, 2021, Noah Kirsch, Daily Beast

The former New York Times opinion columnist Bari Weiss, known for her diatribes against "cancel culture," announced on Monday that she is helping launch a new "university" that will be "dedicated to the fearless pursuit of truth."

The somewhat vague mission statement suggests that the institution—called the University of Austin, or UATX—will be a home for those who have been shunned from "illiberal" college campuses.

"Four out of five American PhD students are willing to discriminate against right-leaning scholars," griped UATX's inaugural president, Pano Kanelos, in an essay announcing the new venture, which was posted to Weiss' Substack newsletter.

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