Heroes of academe

Some professors at the University of Regina are upset about the school’s participation in a scholarship program that pays the tuition for students who had a parent die while on military duty. They think that Project Hero celebrates military intervention and glorifies the Afghan mission. Poli sci prof Jeffrey Webber has a better idea:

“Why stop at the question of dependents of Canadian Forces personnel? There’s all kinds of people who are killed in workplace accidents,” he said. As an alternative to the program, the group says there should be universal access to post-secondary education.

I’d very much like to see Professor Webber tell this woman how much her attendance at Algonquin is a glorification of her father’s death.

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