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The Militarization of Penn State

Penn State Nittany Lion Shrine ... on a bomb.
At Penn State, nationalism doesn't just mean waving flags; it also means building bombs. I got forwarded a great, in-depth article showing the obvious -- and hidden -- influences of the Pentagon on Penn State University.

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When Academia Puts Profit Ahead of Wonder

I ran into a great NYTimes article describing the changing face of the hard sciences at Universities, and their tanglings with massive bio/tech corporations. It boxes in creativity and innovation, and pushes the distorting effects of the market into one more aspect of academia (and apparently is actually a money losing proposition for most schools!).

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