Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Military Issues New Rules on Recruiters on Campuses

From DemocracyNow.org:
In education news, colleges and universities may soon be forced to hand over more information about students to military recruiters. According to the Marine Corps Times, the military recently announced a new get-tough policy with schools that interfere with the work of military recruiters and ROTC programs. Under rules that will take effect this month, military officials said they want the exact same access to student directories that is provided to all other prospective employers. The new policy also no longer lets schools ban military recruiters from working on campuses. Federal funding can be cut off if colleges and universities do not give recruiters and ROTC programs campus access. In other recruiting news, a press conference is scheduled in Berkeley California today to announce the closing of a Marine recruiting center that has sparked a wave of protests in recent weeks.

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