University of Bridgeport
The University of Bridgeport sits on a campus jutting out from the south coast of Connecticut. Threatened with closure after a long battle over faculty salaries, it turned to the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA) of the Unification Movement for financial assistance in exchange for an agreement which permits PWPA to nominate a majority of the school's board of trustees. Sources who are harshly critical of Rev. Moon and his various projects have described this as a "takeover."
The University of Bridgeport, founded in 1927, is a non-sectarian, private university with an enrollment of 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Students come from 36 states and 91 countries.