Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Sanity Returns?
Perhaps some sanity is returning to our nation’s highest court.

Universities must play by the rules
By Boston Herald editorial staff
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 -

Surely somewhere, Larry Summers is smirking. Back in 2001, the Harvard president had the nerve to suggest that the military comes in for some pretty shabby treatment on college campuses - a view so “controversial” it helped lead to his ouster.

Now, if Harvard wants to continue banning military recruiters from campus (never mind its ban on ROTC), it will have to find an extra $400 million in the budget.

The Pentagon scored a much-needed victory for its recruiting efforts when the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld a law that allows the federal government to withhold funding from universities that ban military recruiting on campus.

A slew of recruiting bans were enacted after the Pentagon adopted the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military, which many schools consider discriminatory.

We have to assume the ivory-tower academics squawking about the inhumanity of it all are the same ones who (rightly) championed Title IX, which carries the same loss-of-funding should campuses discriminate on the basis of sex. Of course, “anti-military” discrimination isn’t exactly condemned in the halls of academia.



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