apparently you can major in Fatherland Security now

Ohio State University Program for International & Homeland Security

(or maybe it's a graduate program, I can't tell.)

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5 Responses:

  1. substitute says:

    If you fund it, they will come. That'll never change!

  2. isn't OSU the place where they were arresting people for not applauding bush's speech earlier this year?

    • jwz says:

      Indeed. But OSU isn't alone in jumping on the Fatherland Boondoggle: a little googling showed evidence of this at many other universities.

      Really all this is, is professors figuring out another way to get free money from the government for doing nothing; that's been standard operating procedure with DARPA for 30+ years. (Oh wait, is my contempt of academia showing again? Darn.)

      • ronbar says:

        I wholeheartedly share your contempt, which is why I stopped at an (appropriately-initialled) B.S. Just give me the magical piece of paper to list as a feature on my resume and let me out of there.

  3. king_mob says:

    Motherfuckers. I guess my tuition's going up again.

    It's the losers over in Mershon doing this, which means that it's not something you can go over and take classes in. It's just a central way of coordinating "research opportunities." So, in a way, it's even more scummy than you thought -- it doesn't even have anything to do with students at all, it's just a way for the syphilitic, boyfucking professors to suckle the life-giving nourishment of the federal anus.