The CIA: Protesting Campus Recruiting

Protesting Campus Recruiting

To college students looking for jobs, the ads in newspapers across the country offering starting salaries as high as $25,000 are hard to resist. Thousands are lining up to interview for employment as "case officers in human intelligence" for the once reviled "Company" known as the CIA. Yet even as the recruiting figures are rising--the rate of job inquiries has more than doubled since the early 1970s--so are protests over the presence of CIA representatives on campus. Last week 450 demonstrators were arrested at the University of Colorado in Boulder as they attempted to disrupt the interviews.

Unlike the often violent...

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