. . . authorities learned that from November 2006 through September 2018, “Rice knowingly engaged in a pattern and practice of improperly charging graduate students’ stipends, tuition remission and related facilities and administrative charges to NSF awards.”

A portion of the charges were also used to pay graduate students for performing teaching duties that were unrelated to Rice’s National Science Foundation awards, Patrick wrote.

 

a statue of a stone building: FILE -- The campus of Rice University in Houston is nearly empty on March 15, 2020, after all in-person classes and undergraduate labs were canceled. Universities across the country, concerned about the potential for shrinking enrollment and lost revenue during the coronavirus pandemic, are making a wave of decisions in response that could profoundly alter the landscape of higher education for years to come. (William Widmer/The New York Times)

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