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Can Higher Ed Cooperate with the Military?


The UNC system and the Army’s Special Operations Command are going to give it a try. My Pope Center colleague Jay Schalin writes about the recent Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) here.

This is evidently the first such agreement between a segment of the military and a state university system. UNC has been offering courses to military personnel on bases in the state for years, but the new agreement extends the area of collaboration into new areas, including military medics and emergency doctors at the UNC Hospital’s trauma center. The MoA also envisions R&D collaboration.

So far, the ultra-leftists on the UNC faculty have been quiet, but it’s easy to imagine them denouncing this agreement as a sell-out to the military that will somehow poison the university.


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