Gerry Canavan

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Inside Higher Ed has details on the new G.I. Bill and on the first seven Minerva Grants from the Department of Defense.

Shapiro, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton, and a former Naval officer, said he viewed the military-academic ties as positive and overdue. “I think there is a destructive divide in our country between the military and the academy,” he said. Secretary Gates “had the right idea in trying to set something up to remedy that.”

Seems like an appropriate time to remember that Eisenhower’s “military-industrial complex” was “military-industrial-academic complex” in the first draft…

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December 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm

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