“Three Cups Of Tea” author Greg Mortenson continues to face charges that his story was fabricated and the financial statements for his foundation, Central Asia Institute (CAI), are faulty.
As fallout from the controversy continues, contributors are questioning their support for Mortenson and the organization he founded. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the University of Georgia, which was poised to award Mortenson with the Delta Prize for Global Understanding this year, has decided to wait for more information to surface.
The University of Louisville, who awarded Mortenson the 2011 Grawemeyer Award, is considering rescinding the education prize of $100,000. Executive director of the awards, Allan Dittmer, told Time Magazine that the Louisville is also waiting to find out more.