Law schools file suit against Pentagon
(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A coalition of law schools and professors filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon two weeks ago, alleging a law allowing the U.S. military to recruit on college campuses is unconstitutional. The Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights filed the lawsuit in Federal District Court in New Jersey.
The Solomon Act, passed in 1995, requires law schools that receive federal funding to allow military recruiting on campus. Schools that fail to comply lose their federal financial aid.
However, law schools across the country have forbidden the outfits within the Department of Defense to recruit with school resources because the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is in violation of the Association of American Law Schools’ bylaw 6-4. The bylaw “added sexual orientation to the list of protected categories under its non-discrimination provisions.” FAIR has declined to name the members of the lawsuit.
Rutgers student throws pie at minister
(U-WIRE) CAMDEN, N.J. – Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky was greeted with a pie in the face before delivering a speech at Rutgers University last Thursday.
Before Sharansky, a former Soviet dissident and political prisoner, reached the podium, Rutgers senior Abe Greenhouse threw a pie in his face.
The event continued, and Sharansky started his speech with a joke, saying the crowd liked him so much that they greeted him with a cake. He then went on to talk about the prospect of peace in the Middle East.
Rutgers University Police arrested Greenhouse and released him later in the day, said Lt. John O’Neill of the Rutgers University Police Department.
Sharansky spoke at GW’s five days before he went to Rutgers.
Southern Methodist U. shuts down affirmative action bake sale
(U-WIRE) DALLAS – The sign said white males had to pay a dollar for a cookie, white women 75 cents, Hispanics 50 cents, blacks a quarter.
The event Tuesday at Southern Methodist University was not a traditional bake sale.
It was a conservative student group’s statement against affirmative action, and it caused such a stir that SMU shut it down after 45 minutes.
The Young Conservatives of Texas chapter ran its affirmative action bake sale to protest the use of race and gender as a factor in college admissions. Conservative groups have held similar sales at colleges around the country since February.
–compiled by Marcus Mrowka