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The Most Militarized Universities in America: A VICE News Investigation. An information and intelligence shift has emerged in America's national security state over the last two decades, and that change has been reflected in the country's educational institutions as they have become increasingly tied to the military, intelligence, and law enforcement worlds.

The Most Militarized Universities in America: A VICE News Investigation

This is why VICE News has analyzed and ranked the 100 most militarized universities in America. Initially, we hesitated to use the term militarized to describe these schools. The term was not meant to simply evoke robust campus police forces or ROTC drills held on a campus quad. It was also a measure of university labs funded by US intelligence agencies, administrators with strong ties to those same agencies, and, most importantly, the educational backgrounds of the approximately 1.4 million people who hold Top Secret clearance in the United States. But ultimately, we came to believe that no term sums up all of those elements better than militarized. These Are the 100 Most Militarized Universities in America.

VICE News has analyzed and ranked the 100 most militarized universities in America.

These Are the 100 Most Militarized Universities in America

The 100 schools named in these rankings produce the greatest number of students who are employed by the Intelligence Community (IC), have the closest relationships with the national security state, and profit the most from American war-waging. These rankings rely on a unique dataset of more than 90,000 people who have worked in and around the US Intelligence Community since 9/11. That sample represents approximately 6 percent of the 1.4 million people in the US with a Top Secret clearance, and includes military and law enforcement personnel; government civilian employees; and contractors at the federal, state, and local levels.

The rankings were informed by 51 additional factors, running the gamut from federal funding amounts to a designation as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence to participation in federal domestic security task forces. #6 COCHISE COLLEGESierra Vista, Arizona | Public. Days of Revolt - Militarizing Education. Days of Revolt: Militarizing Education. In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges discusses the militarization of institutions for higher education with journalist Alexa O'Brien, in order to uncover the trail of money and influence that leads from the national security state to college programs.

Days of Revolt: Militarizing Education

Defense Department now reviewing University of Phoenix recruiting. I Pressure continues to mount on the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs amid widening concern about the quality of education at for-profit colleges and unaccredited institutions, which together have siphoned billions of dollars in taxpayer-supported benefits for veterans and military personnel.

Defense Department now reviewing University of Phoenix recruiting

The Defense Department confirmed this week that it is reviewing whether recruitment practices by the University of Phoenix, the country’s largest benefactor of GI Bill funds, comply with federal law. Why the Defense Department is kicking the University of Phoenix off military bases. The Defense Department is suspending the University of Phoenix, a chain of for-profit colleges, from recruiting on military bases and accessing a form of federal financial aid.

Why the Defense Department is kicking the University of Phoenix off military bases

The for-profit chain University of Phoenix is at odds with the Defense Department after the agency on Thursday suspended the college from recruiting on military bases and accessing federal education funding for service members. The decision arrives amid allegations that the university sponsored recruiting events in violation of an executive order preventing for-profit colleges from gaining preferential access to the military. Feds investigating Univ. of Phoenix for possible unfair business practices. Michael Schennum/The Republic The University of Phoenix, an online college, is under investigation by the U.S.

Feds investigating Univ. of Phoenix for possible unfair business practices

Federal Trade Commission for potential deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company, Apollo Education Group, said Wednesday. According to CNNMoney, Apollo must release sensitive documents regarding marketing, tuition, billing, accreditation, financial aid, fees, student retention and military recruitment practices, among other things, that go as far back as Jan. 2011. The University of Phoenix has reportedly collected more than $488 million in tuition and fees for veterans, “a figure that dwarfs nearly every other institution identified as a GI recipient by the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

FBI to Colleges: We Want to Work With You - Campus Safety. When an incident occurs, FBI agents and many others in law enforcement are fond of saying, “a command post is no place to exchange business cards.”

FBI to Colleges: We Want to Work With You - Campus Safety

Indeed, whether the emergency involves an active shooter, natural disaster or something else, if a campus’ relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement aren’t already established, precious hours can be lost developing the appropriate level of trust on the fly. To address this challenge, the FBI created the Campus Liaison Initiative in 2008 so that the bureau could partner with institutions of higher learning to combat the threat of international and domestic terrorism.

Now, more than two years later, campuses are experiencing the benefits of the program. I showed leaked NSA slides at Purdue, so feds demanded the video be destroyed. Barton Gellman is a critically honored author, journalist, and blogger.

I showed leaked NSA slides at Purdue, so feds demanded the video be destroyed

In 2013, Gellman shot to prominence as one of three journalists worldwide to be entrusted with leaked documents by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. This article first appeared on The Century Foundation’s website. On September 24, I gave a keynote presentation at Purdue University about the NSA, Edward Snowden, and national security journalism in the age of surveillance. Bart Gellman at Purdue: Is it lawful to discuss and display the Snowden documents in universities?

Four weeks ago, Bart Gellman of the Century Foundation delivered a keynote address at Purdue University’s “Dawn or Doom?”

Bart Gellman at Purdue: Is it lawful to discuss and display the Snowden documents in universities?

Colloquium. His topic was “The NSA, Edward Snowden, and National Security Journalism.” As part of his lecture, Gellman displayed slides of a handful of the documents that Snowden leaked (some of which Gellman published in the Washington Post; others of which were published by Der Spiegel and the Intercept), which describe certain NSA data collection programs, including Upstream and PRISM. Purdue live-streamed the lecture, and told Gellman it would be posted online shortly.

But Purdue has not posted the Gellman lecture video. Purdue erases Pulitzer Prize winner's keynote. Purdue University erased a keynote speech in an "overreaction" to regulations by the U.S.

Purdue erases Pulitzer Prize winner's keynote

Department of Defense, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman said Wednesday. Gellman presented a keynote last month "about the NSA, Edward Snowden, and national security journalism in the age of surveillance" at Dawn or Doom 2, a conference examining the impact of emerging technology on our daily lives. In a story on, the website for Washington,D.C. Purdue University Erases Video Of NSA Surveillance Speech To Obey Government Censorship Rules. Welcome to Utah, the NSA's desert home for eavesdropping on America. Drive south down Camp Williams Road, a highway outside Salt Lake City, and your eye is drawn to the left. A gun-mounted helicopter and other military hardware marks the entrance of the Utah army national guard base.

The ice-capped Rockies soar in the distance. To the right there is little to see: featureless scrubland, a metal fence, some warehouses. A small exit – not marked on ordinary maps – takes you up a curving road. A yellow sign says this is military property closed to unauthorised personnel. Further up the hill, invisible from the highway, you encounter concrete walls, a security boom and checkpoint with guards, sniffer dogs and cameras. A spokesperson at NSA headquarters in Maryland did not welcome a Guardian request to visit its western outpost.

Welcome to the Utah Data Center, a new home for the NSA's exponentially expanding information trove. Cuts To University's Humanities Program Draw Outcry. New students at the State University of New York's (SUNY) Albany campus can no longer major in French, Italian, Russian, classics or theater. Public colleges and universities around the country are ending low-enrollment programs as state budgets face huge shortfalls. Mark Schmidt/Courtesy of University at Albany-SUNY hide caption toggle caption Mark Schmidt/Courtesy of University at Albany-SUNY. Disappearing Languages at Albany. The State University of New York at Albany's motto is "the world within reach. " But language faculty members are questioning the university's commitment to such a vision after being told Friday that the university was ending all admissions to programs in French, Italian, Russian and classics, leaving only Spanish left in the language department once current students graduate.

The theater department is also being eliminated. While the last two years have seen many language departments threatened or eliminated, faculty members at Albany said they were stunned that so many languages were being eliminated at the same time and that this was happening at a doctoral university that has prided itself on an international vision.

The French program extends to the doctoral level while all the other programs have undergraduate majors as well as many students who take language courses as part of general education but who do not major. George M. Public Universities Hurt by Humanities Crisis. The reasons for applying such correctives are clear. Many people make eloquent cases for the importance of humanistic learning and argue cogently for its vital role in civic life. A democracy can only be as energetic as the minds of its citizens, and the questions fundamental to the humanities are also fundamental to a thoughtful life (What is the good? The nature of beauty? Do we need God?). What does it mean for a culture if these means of grappling with human experience become unavailable on public university campuses but remain available on private ones?

At key moments in its past, the U.S. chose not to be such a society. Britain’s “Emergent Corporate Universities”: Academia in the Service of International Capital and the Military Industrial Complex. Rand Corporation Sets the UK Research Agenda In 2009 the UK Department of Business told universities that their role was to make a ‘bigger contribution to economic recovery, and future growth and be central to the country’s economic performance in the twenty-first century’ (1). This is the so-called Impact Agenda – one of the more overt manifestations of the neoliberal corporate takeover of UK universities. It’s no surprise to discover that Research Impact, like so many of the ‘initiatives’ inflicted on higher education these last 30 years, is the brainchild of a freemarket thinktank: the RAND Corpration. Formed in 1946 as a tax-free thinktank to research and analyse for US armed forces, RAND was created by and for the military industrial complex (MIC), with funding from the Ford Foundation.

With an annual budget of $160 million, it is the world’s largest private research center for military strategy and organization. Minister Bussemaker ontvangt Governance Code Cultuur. Leger lokt studenten. Securitization, risk management, and the new university. LeeJasper : It's an insect spy drone for... LeeCamp : The perfect image of American... How the Feds Are Recruiting Spies at Campuses Across the US.

Photo Credit: Vladimir Gjorgiev/ June 11, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown. Ministry of Defence funding research into online habits. Why Anonymous is going to war with British higher education. NKO Nederlandse oudervereniging Katholiek Onderwijs. How Private Warmongers and the US Military Infiltrated American Universities. Jared Rodrigues academics. International Security Studies. Don't Open a Department of Defense Training Center at Yale.

Name not displayed, NJ Feb 23, 18:13 Mr. Richard Karty, IL Feb 23, 17:07. Yale welcomes Special Ops - The Yale Herald. BATRAVILLE AND LEW: DoD plans are shortsighted, unethical. Yale's Potential 'Interrogation Center' Sparks Controversy. Yale Professor Under Fire For Proposed Special Forces Training, 'Interrogation' Research. Planned Military Research at Yale Medical School Draws Criticism - Administration.

"Yale is Elitist in Its Basic Design" DN! [video]An Interrogation Center at Yale? Proposed Pentagon Special Ops Training Facility Sparks Protests. Boots on Campus: Yale Flap Highlights Militarization of Academia. Grand strategy. Fresno_State : Check out 2 Black Hawk...

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Opinie - Klukhuhn. VOX: Een vleugje 007 aan de Radboud Universiteit. NWO: NL & VS versterken onder- zoekssamenwerking in Cyber Security. Onderzoek naar backdoors in hardware krijgt subsidie. NCSC: levert in-kind bijdrage aan twee cyber security onderzoeksprojecten. NWO: 9 projecten in cyber security onderzoek van start. RUalumnibureau : Alumnus @RUNijmegen Dick Schoof,... Studenten debatteren bij afscheid decaan Ben Droste. Sfeerimpressie afscheid Ben Droste van 25 juni 2009. Ben Droste. TU Delft celebrates 10-year partnership with Fokker and Lockheed Martin.

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SF State campus police arming themselves with Tasers (yes, before the SFPD) Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security chief, to head UC. On Napolitano's First Day 30 Sept 2013. On university administrations' collusion with the surveillance state. Colleges and Universities Are Among the Civilian Agencies Operating Drones – The Ticker - Blogs. F.A.A. Picks Diverse Sites To Carry Out Drone Tests. Drone Use Takes Off on the Home Front. U.S. Names 3 Universities as Test Sites for Drones – The Ticker - Blogs. Forscher-Interviews: Rüstungs- und Grundlagenforschung? Wie von Deutschland aus der Kampf gegen den Terror gesteuert wird. Geheimer Krieg - Pentagon sponsert Sprengstoffforschung in München - München. Geheimer Krieg: US-Militär finanziert deutsche Forscher - Politik. London universities' £7.4m stake in the arms industry. Editorial: Does student activism ever really change anything?

Exposed: £8m a year university research ties to UK's secretive nuclear weapons body. Wirtschaftsspionage: "Ein gnadenloser Krieg" Institut supérieur du commerce de Paris. Ecole de Guerre Economique - Formations Intelligence économique EGE. École de guerre économique. ScienceGuide: stichting Cyber Security Academy The Hague (CSA) Universiteit Leiden, TU Delft en De Haagse Hogeschool.


Neil deGrasse Tyson, Please Speak Out about Militarization of Science! Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberley Academy - January 29th 2010. Sax TV - Liza Botter, Reservist als bijbaan. Samenwerking Security met University of New Haven. Sax TV - Masterclass Informatiebeveiliging. Safe and open: Denken over veiligheid in en van HBO en WO staat onder druk van gevaren en dreigingen in de samenleving van vandaag. Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst. 'Overheden vragen steeds vaker privé-gegevens op voor onderzoek' Bekijk het gesprek met Bart van der Sloot in Nieuwsuur. Als wetenschapper op 'goed gesprek' bij de AIVD: mag het een tandje professioneler? Als de AIVD kritische wetenschappers in het gareel wil houden, laat ze dat dan professioneel doen. Door: Bart Van Der Sloot. Bart van der Sloot sprak zich uit over de AIVD en werd door hen gebeld. Hij was not amused door de manier waarop.

De Delftse Bedrijvendagen. De Delftse Bedrijvendagen. 20 februari, Delft: demonstratie tegen samenwerking tussen universiteiten en wapenbedrijven. De Delftse Bedrijvendagen. Protest tegen samenwerking TU Delft met wapenbedrijven (20 feb 2018) Stop the War on Migrants - Accueil. Demonstration AULA TU Delft. Actie tegen deelname Airbus en Thales aan Bedrijvendagen. Actie tegen deelname Airbus en Thales aan Bedrijvendagen. Organization Ineumanity organized a protest against the presence of Airbus & Thales at the Delftse Bedrijvendagen at the Aula today. Find out why and read all about the protest on Delta.

JOVD Delft e.o. - Vandaag vond bij de aula van de TU Delft... "IEDEREEN die met een protestbord of spandoek rondloopt wordt gesommeerd zijn ID-kaart te tonen. “Mag dat zomaar, vraagt een jongen die zichtbaar geschrokken is.” De politie maakt foto’s van ALLE deelnemers. NotPICNIC sur Twitter : "aan persvoorlichters @kcollet @michelvanbaal : door wie @tudelft werd deze politie-inzet verordonneert ? worden hun studenten ID-s overgedragen aan de @tudelft ? Wat is de positie van het CvB tav dit zeer intimiderende @PolDelft i. En wat vindt de studenten medezeggenschap @tudelft van de toch wel knap intimiderende manier waarop de @PolDelft optrad tegen @tudelft studenten ? @VSSD @lijstbeta cc. @tudelta…