(or maybe it's a graduate program, I can't tell.)
If you fund it, they will come. That'll never change!
isn't OSU the place where they were arresting people for not applauding bush's speech earlier this year?
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.)
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.
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.