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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back To You

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back to You Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass "O Wag...

Graduation Time at the Service Academies

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Not being "an Academy Graduate," I do so perhaps with a little envy, perhaps because I only went through six months of hell instead of four years, but I always do so with the highest respect for these young men and women who survive the hell and go on to become our future military leaders.

Yale Graduates First ROTC Cadets Since The Vietnam Era

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.24.2016 | College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - As a young chemistry professor at Yale University in 1969, Gary Haller voted to boot the U.S. military's Reserve Officers...

How Many Generals Does It Take to Screw in a Lightbulb?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

This is the repetitive world of war into which the young, especially in America's poorest schools, are being recruited, even if they don't know it, via JROTC. It's a Pentagon-funded program that ensures the country's all-volunteer military never lacks for new troops to dispatch to old conflicts.

From Boston University to Army Paratrooper to The Academy Awards: Q & A with Henry Hughes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

He's fought in a war. He's been nominated for an Academy Award. He met his wife when he was 13. He's mentored by the director of Star Wars. Director H...

Arrival: The Post(Modern) University, Secret Agents, and the Value of Discretion

John Stroup | Posted 02.22.2016 | College
John Stroup

Last time I described the predicament I face as a 21st-century historian of Christianity. I welcome students wanting a more nuanced curriculum, and I...

Your Best Military Student Loan Options

Credible | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education

If you serve or have served your country in one of the armed forces, then you are eligible for various types of educational financial aid. The options differ if you are in school, if you have already graduated but have not yet enlisted, or if you are on active duty or a veteran.

The Army Is Making Me Choose Between My Faith and My Country

Iknoor Singh | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion
Iknoor Singh

I follow the Sikh faith, which requires that I keep my hair long and wear a turban and beard. The ROTC recruiters said I would not be able to enlist unless I complied with all Army grooming and uniform rules.

Wanted: ROTC Military Science Professor (No Non-Christians Need Apply)

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Before getting into just how blatantly Christian and incredibly unconstitutional this "Christian run ROTC program" is, I need to back up for a minute and explain why I was looking at Wheaton's ROTC program in the first place.

Why For-Profit Colleges Target Veterans

Alexandra Rice | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

In recent years, for-profit colleges and universities (such as the University of Phoenix) have heavily recruited veterans to become students. These institutions have a vested financial interest in doing so.

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

Hey Ivy League--You Banned R.O.T.C., So Why Not Wall Street?

Laura Newland | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Laura Newland

Five years after the economic collapse, we are still waiting for someone to hold Wall Street accountable, and some colleges are in a position to make an impact by cutting off the banks' talent supply.

America's Child Soldiers

Ann Jones | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

The JROTC program, still spreading in high schools across the country, costs U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually. It has cost some unknown number of taxpayers their children.

Questions I Have About Moving to Hawaii

Laura Jungreis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Hawaii
Laura Jungreis

I daydream constantly about moving to Oahu. Amazing fresh fish, tropical climate, endless beaches, the aloha spirit! But as the fantasy becomes more and more real, fears creep in and my mind whirls with questions.

What a Weekend With the ROTC Taught Me About the Military

Jake Williams | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Jake Williams

I traveled with IUP's ROTC to Camp Dawson to act as a journalist embedded into a military unit. Four of my staff members and I ate with the cadets, slept in the same barracks as the cadets and, in some cases, attempted to participate in the same activities.

On Veteran's Day, I Remember Being a Military Wife

Lea Lane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lea Lane

Night after night, the television screen would show horrible skirmishes, bombings, killings and mayhem. I would never know if my husband was safe until the next day passed and I had heard nothing.

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Magda, 17, From Brooklyn (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl


School Breakfast Economics Add Up

Ed News Colorado | Rebecca Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

Members of the Adams City High School Student Council earned $200 to help defray Homecoming expenses last fall, and they did it during school hours wi...

Contempt of the Corps at Brown University

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

This week, Brown University president Ruth Simmons announced that her campus would continue its policy of excluding the Reserve Officers' Training Cor...

What's The Rush? Columbia President Bollinger Signs New Agreement With the Navy

Katherine Franke | Posted 08.02.2011 | College
Katherine Franke

Columbia should have waited to enter into a new agreement with the Navy until after DADT had been fully repealed.

Indispensable or Inappropriate?

David Isenberg | Posted 07.15.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Private military and security contractors are the military's equivalent of the American Express card: it cannot go to war without them. Of course, as anyone who has ever used one knows, every credit card is a problem if you use it too much.

Historic Photos From Kent State University Shootings

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec | Posted 07.04.2011 | College

May 4 is the 41st anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University, an event that many argue brought the Vietnam War to American soil. Troops ...

Return of ROTC to Columbia University? An Issue Much Larger Than 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Katherine Franke

The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" does not, alone, justify the suspension of Columbia's objections to the on-campus integration of civilian and military education.

ROTC on Campus Is a Good Thing

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lorelei Kelly

I predict that ROTC on campus will lead to more and better understanding of what is at stake at our current political crossroads where the only people who may unabashedly talk about serving the public are wearing uniforms.

Mayor Bloomberg Urges Columbia to Bring Back ROTC

| Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on Columbia University to reinstate its ROTC program after a 42-year absence on campus. Columbia, like ot...