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In a graduate seminar on organizational behavior, we used to refer to some large universities as examples of loosely-coupled or loosely-governed organizations with different departments or schools within the university acting almost autonomously. Harvard University might serve as an example, 200mg Clonidine. Sometimes, it's difficult to tell, from the outside at least, who makes policy and who is really in charge, Discount Clonidine.
In some third world countries, 1000mg Clonidine, university students exercise substantial influence on public affairs perhaps because they are perceived as better educated and more intelligent than the rest of the population. Student unrest and demonstrations have threatened the stability of governments and have resulted in changes in public policies. Happily, 500mg Clonidine, that is not the case in the United States where university students do not have a monopoly on enlightened opinion. Clonidine paypal, Campus protests are not usually given much though by people in the real world and rarely make the news. Discount Clonidine, Harvard undergraduates might constitute an exception. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece recently, Ruth R, 150mg Clonidine. Wisse, 50mg Clonidine, a professor of Yiddish and comparative literature at Harvard, wrote about a university-sponsored celebration of the 50th anniversary of Harvard's Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at which Martin Peretz, a former teacher in the program, 250mg Clonidine, was honored. Clonidine uk, Prof. Wisse says that Mr. Peretz had to be escorted across campus by police, surrounded by mobs of screaming students, Discount Clonidine. His offense, 750mg Clonidine. He reportedly had questioned in a blog why Muslims don't respond more vigorously to acts of terrorism against their own people. Clonidine usa, This is, apparently, not politically correct speech at Harvard, Clonidine ebay. Recall that Larry Summers was canned for saying something about why more females don't gravitate toward mathematics. Discount Clonidine, At Harvard and other universities, students have disrupted or shouted down speakers whose views conflicted with theirs and have succeeded in some cases, with the help of sympathetic faculty, in pressuring the university to cancel prominent speakers including government officials and senior military officials who had been invited to speak. Clonidine coupon, So much for free speech on campus.
When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was dean of Harvard Law School, Clonidine india, she enforced a limit on the use of the school's facilities by military recruiters because of the "don't ask, 20mg Clonidine, don't tell" policy which the university believes discriminates against homosexuals. Although questioned about this during her confirmation hearings, she was nonetheless confirmed, Clonidine us.
In 1969, Harvard students opposed to the Vietnam War agitated to purge "their" campus of "imperialist exploiters", meaning members of the military, Discount Clonidine. Student activism culminated in a mob of students storming University Hall. Clonidine mexico, The protest turned even more violent and an ROTC facility was torched. The administration caved in and ROTC was expelled from campus. The radical students and professors won, Clonidine canada. Discount Clonidine, Today, over forty years later, the ROTC is still not welcome on Harvard Yard. Harvard students who wish to avail themselves of ROTC scholarships and opportunities must train at nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology where students presumably don't determine the policy. Clonidine japan, A student handbook at Harvard reportedly cautions students against joining ROTC since that program is "inconsistent with Harvard's values." The number of Harvard students choosing ROTC has naturally declined.
In a recent interview with Boston Globe reporters and editors, Harvard's president Drew Gilpin Faust said that the university would welcome the military training program back on campus only when the "don't ask, 10mg Clonidine, don't tell" policy is repealed. Clonidine craiglist, Faust meanwhile has been vocally supportive of a plan to grant legal status to young illegal immigrants who attend two years of college or serve for two years in the military. Senate majority leader Harry Reid tried to add this plan, known as the Dream Act, to the defense bill along with repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Discount Clonidine. This end run ploy was stymied by a Republican filibuster.
Harvard's policy discriminates against the military which is still complying with the law of the land, Clonidine australia, which, Clonidine overseas, for the time being at least, still includes the "don't ask, don't tell" policy enacted by Congress during the Clinton Administration, 100mg Clonidine. Harvard's policy deserves more than just condemnation. Taxpayers should persuade the federal government to deny any federal funds including research grants to Harvard until they stop discriminating against the military. Discount Clonidine, Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) put it well when he said, "It is incomprehensible to me that Harvard does not allow ROTC to use its facilities, but welcomes students who are in the country illegally."
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J.F. Kelly, Jr. is a retired Navy Captain and bank executive who writes on current events and military subjects. He is a resident of Coronado, California..
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