Dinesh D'Souza, the New York Times bestselling conservative author and president of King's College, an evangelical Christian school, is under investigation by the board of trustees following allegations that he had had an affair. World magazine, a conservative Christian news outlet, reported that D'Souza, the author of 2010's "The Roots of Obama's Rage," which argues that the president is fueled by anti-colonial ideology, spent the night after a book signing event with a woman whom he claimed was his fiancée.
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World magazine alleged that D'Souza and the woman shared a hotel room, though D'Souza later sent the publication a text saying that he had not met with the woman that night. D'Souza had not yet filed for divorce at the time.
Upon hearing the news, members of the board of trustees immediately met with D'Souza in a special session. The board released a statement acknowledging that it had known about some of D'Souza's marital issues, but not any specific details. It is currently investigating the case, college spokesman Matthias Clock told Inside Higher Ed.
"We take seriously our charge to teach a compelling worldview rooted in the Bible and expect all of our leaders to model Christian character and integrity in their public and private lives," the board said in its statement.
D'Souza has long been a noted figure in conservative politics. He was a policy advisor under Ronald eagan, and has worked at conservative think tanks including the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution. His writings have appeared in Policy Journal, a leading conservative journal, as well as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic Monthly, the National Review and the New Republic.
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SOURCE: New York Daily News