Posts Tagged recruiting

Elena Kagan: tried to hamper military recruiting at Harvard

Some of the toughest questions Elena Kagan will face in her Supreme Court confirmation hearings this coming week will focus on her actions during the military recruiting controversy while she was dean of Harvard Law School.

In 2004, Kagan barred military recruiters from using the law school’s office of career services to meet with students interested in military service.

To many Americans – including those with family and friends on overseas deployments – any effort to restrict military recruitment endangers US service members and the country.

“The Army was stonewalled at Harvard. Phone calls and emails went unanswered,” an Army recruiter said in a March 2005 memo. “The [career services director] refused to inform students that we were coming to recruit and the [career services director] refused to collect resumes or provide any other assistance.”

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2010/0625/How-Elena-Kagan-worked-to-limit-military-recruiting-at-Harvard

, , , , ,

No Comments