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I" MARCH 1988 News Features


Do you want CIA on your campus?

Students want
CIA off campus
By Editorial Staff
Vermont Cynic
U. of Vermont
The current fanfare raised over
the CIA's on-campus recruitment
brings up a number of interesting
questions: the collective morality
of the CIA, whether the university
should "promote" the CIA through
the Center of Career Development
and discrimination against sexual
The first is the least controver-
sial. It is more than clear that the
CIA is involved in operations which
cause unnecessary violence and
death. The offense is not just in
covert operations, a good number of
which may be justifiable, but in
supportof operations and govern-
ments which clearly have no be-
nefit for the general population.
The second pits personal rights
against the rights of the "correct."
The personal rights side says peo-
ple should have the right to inter-
view with anybody they wish. The
"correct" side says any organization
that is involved with evils such as
murder and pillage should not be
allowed the right to interview for
new members.
The third is the most complex.
The thought is that the CIA (or the
military or church) will not employ
homosexuals. Government regula-
tions do not provide anti-
discrimination laws for sexual
orientation, making it possible for
discrimination against homosex-
It is possible to find evils in near-
ly every company that recruits on
campus. General Electric makes
guns that kill children in Central
America. They also sell light bulbs.
Boeing makes fighter jets; they also
make tires. The CIA is a necessary
component of the operations in this
country, but it seems that the agen-
cy is responsible for a lion's share of
this country's mischievous deal-
ings, and a line must be drawn.
The CIA should be allowed to re-
cruit in Burlington, VT. U. of Ver-
mont students should have the
right to work for whomever they
want. But the moral imperative im-
plies that even non-action is action,
thus the university should take an
active role in the denunciation of
the CIA's dealings and not allow
them to recruit through the center.
Arizona State U ..................Yes
Ball State U., IN................Yes
Brigham Young U., UT.. .Yes
Brown U., RI....................Yes
Duke U., NC....................Yes
Georgetown U., D.C....... _.... Yes
Harvard U., MAlnteriews at CIA offices
Princeton U., NJ................ Yes
Stanford U., CA..............Yes
Tulane U., LA .............. .Yes
U. of California, Berkeley . No
U. of Idaho ..................Yes
U. of Mass., Amherst...CIA won t come
U of Missouri, St. Louis ...........Yes
U of Nebraska, Lincoln ...........Yes
U. of Pennsylvania ..............Yes
U. of Texas, Austin..........Yes
Washington State U ..........Yes

Debate rages nationwide over
whether the Central Intelligence
Agency should be allowed to re-
cruit on-campus. Many students
claim the CIA consistently violates
international and national laws as
well as university rules prohibiting
discrimination because it refuses
to employ homosexuals.
Protesters are calling on univer-
sities to take a stand on this con-
troversial issue-to forbid on-
campus recruiting. But most admi-
nistrators say students should have
the right to choose with whom they
want to interview, including the

Anti-CIA protesters bearing placards demonstrate side-by-side with flag-waving CIA
supporters at Northwestern U., IL.


COLBY COLLEGE, ME-Students pro-
tested faculty decision last November to
bar CIA from interviewing on campus.
Colby's trustees will rule on the matter
at their April meeting. . Mike
LaBerge, Daily Maine Campus, U.
.of Maine
U. OF IOWA-One hundred protesters
attempted to halt CIA interviewing on
campus last October. Forty students
counter-demonstrated. Thirty were
arrested. . John Bartenhagen and
Scott Hauser, The Daily Iowan, U.
of Iowa
More than 125 student and non-student
demonstrators staged an anti-CIA ral-
ly, including a mock execution, in
Springfield last November. Twenty-
four were arrested.. Anthony Pado-
vano, Massachusetts Daily Colle-
gian, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst
KENT STATE U., OH-More than 150
students staged an anti-CIA protest, in-
cluding a mock CIA recruitment ses-
sion. Few students counter-protested.
No arrests.. Lisa Cardea, The Daily
Kent Stater, Kent State U., OH
NORTHWESTERN U., IL - Thirty anti-
CIA protesters last October submitted a
petition signed by 536 people-mostly
students-to the university urging a
ban on the agency's recruiting on cam-
pus. Ten counter-protesters, not neces-
sarily CIA supporters, advocated First
Amendment rights. . Jimmy Quandt,
The Daily Northwestern, North-
western U., IL
KANSAS STATE U.-Thirty students
rallied against CIA presence on cam-
pus. No arrests. . Chuck Horner,
Kansas State Collegian, Kansas
State U.
dents'protest CIA interviews last Octo-
ber, demand clarification of campus re-
cruiting policy. President approved re-
commendation of university panel to
continue allowing the CIA to recruit on
campus. . John Malitzis and Eric
Lehrfeld, Albany Student Press,
State U. of New York, Albany

George A. Chdtn
Ex-CIA agent barred
from teaching class
Thirty-eight students were
arrested last November after they
occupied the outer office of the U. of
California, Santa Barbara chancel-
lor in protest of the appointment of a
30-year CIA veteran to the political
science department.
Hired last July, George A. Chrit-
ton remained a visiting lecturer un-
til late October, when his appoint-
ment became publicly known.
After rallies, debates and a faculty
vote, Chancellor Barbara Uehling
stripped him of his teaching duties,
allowing him only to appear in indi-
vidual classes and participate in col-
loquia. . Amy Collins and Steven
Elzer, Daily Nexus, U. of California,
Santa Barbara
protested CIA's return to campus last
October after the president rejected stu-
dent/community proposal to ban CIA
recruiting.. Barb Matusik, Middleb-
ury Campus, Middlebury College,
U. OF MICHIGAN-Students staged voc-
al demonstration last November. Police
are investigating assault charges by
one protester against an assistant
director of public safety. . Catherine
Kaza, The Oakland Post, Oakland
U., MI

CIA's covert
acts distorled
By Andrew Steven Harris
The Daily Targum
Rutgers U., NJ
Editor's Note: The CIA granted The Daily
Targum an unprecedented interview last
October with recruiter Jim Fitzgerald during
his visit to Rutgers U.
QIs the CIA's role to just carry
.*out policy or do you also formu-
late it?
A *That's an easy question; we
e do not formulate policy. The
policy makers are the National Security
Council, the secretaries of state and de-
fense, the president and Congress.
They just look to us for support and to
give them the information they need on
which to base their major foreign policy
decisions. That's the number one mis-
*Where do you think the
Qe misconceptions come from?
A People only want to believe
" what the movies, TV and news-
papers say. The "glamorous aspect"
only represents three to four percent of
the entire agency's employees and the
work they do.
Nobody ever talks about the intelli-
gence division or the administrative di-
vision, which are the major parts of the
CIA. Everybody gets strung up on this
covert action business.
QThe whole James Bond kind
:sof image?
A : The CIA's operations division
A- thCespionage stuff, that's
what gets all the publicity.
There's a reason for the division. We
live in a very small world, a world that's
full of turmoil and terrorism. It would

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