After DADT, Two Schools Welcome Military on Campus

BY Michelle Garcia

August 15 2011 3:30 PM ET

Two independently run law schools are lifting their bans on military recruiters now that "don't ask, don't tell" is about to become history.

Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vt., and the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn., are both rescinding their policies, which were put in place because of the military's ban on openly gay and lesbian service members, the Associated Press reports. Vermont Law School's policies prevented it from being eligible for an estimated $500,000 annually federal grants. According to a New York Times report from March, William Mitchell did not compete for those grants in the past, so it did not lose money.

Other colleges, including many of the Ivy League institutions, are also examining whether to permit military recruiting and ROTC programs on campus now that repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" has been certified by President Barack Obama, Defense secretary Leon Panetta, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.



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