Efforts to chase military recruiters off the UCSB campus were
effectively stifled this week when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that campuses accepting federal money could not ban or restrict
recruiters despite university objections to the military’s
don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy. Charging the policy discriminates
against gay people, colleges throughout the country have sought to
limit military access to campuses in recent years; it seemed such a
campaign was poised to take off last year at UCSB. But given the
large sum of federal dollars involved, supporters opted to wait for
the high court’s decision. Of the $153 million UCSB receives in
outside research grants, $128 million comes from the federal
government. In addition, the feds account for $83 million in
various types of student loans.


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