Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Harvard: Gutless money grubbing whores

Politics: Pentagon not taking any crap from these universities anymore.

Harvard Law School will actively cooperate with military recruiters this fall, despite the Pentagon’s refusal to sign the school’s nondiscrimination pledge, Dean Elena Kagan announced last night. Kagan’s announcement marks a reversal of her November 2004 decision to bar Pentagon recruiters from using the law school’s Office of Career Services. For most of the last 26 years, the office has only provided its resources to recruiters who promise not to discriminate against gay and lesbian employees and job applicants. The Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. In an e-mail to students and faculty last night, Kagan wrote that the Pentagon had notified the University this summer that it would withhold most federal grants to Harvard unless the Law School’s career services office gives aid to military recruiters. Harvard receives more than $400 million per year in federal grants.
Harvard: "WE STAND BY OUR CONVICTIONS! Pentagon: "Fine, we will keep our money then." Harvard: "....on the other hand we can work something out"

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