Comments: Ex-Military not welcome at Bradley University.

Unfuckingbelievable. Keep us posted.

I'll actually be in Peoria tomorrow - my largest account is there. I can MAKE another trip. Nooooo problem. ESPECIALLY if I need to stop and have let someone know what I think!

Posted by Tammi at June 25, 2007 07:00 PM

I may just take you up on that. Depending on what they say.

Posted by Contagion at June 25, 2007 07:05 PM

I'm really can't come up with anything to express how much this pisses me off.

Posted by Jabbah at June 25, 2007 09:56 PM

Oh you must definitely let me know! With my VF*n*W connections I could make things very miserable for them- and would in a heartbeat.

Posted by Raging Mom at June 26, 2007 04:26 PM

Does Bradley accept 'any' monies from your state tax or the federal government? Are any of their programs linked with universities that do? Curious~

Posted by h~ at June 27, 2007 08:46 AM

H~ I really don't know. I really don't know much about that university other than the fact it's in Peoria and my aunt went there.

Posted by Contagion at June 27, 2007 02:12 PM

Might I suggest that if this is a true fact you contact both Senators from your state and the Congressman who represents the district that Bradley is located.

Posted by h~ at June 27, 2007 03:51 PM

Not only that, but if this is true - we need to let Matty O'Blackfive know (not to mention Hugh Hewitt and Michelle Malkin) - it should certainly be published on the milblogs for lots of military to see.

I am thoroughly disgusted. I want this to be a huge mistake. Really huge. I don't think it is though...and that's the saddest part of all. *sigh*

Posted by Teresa at June 27, 2007 04:54 PM

My jaw is still on the ground. Please keep us posted.

Posted by vw bug at June 27, 2007 06:34 PM

Do let me know what you find out, will shine a BIG spotlight on them...

Posted by Laughing Wolf at June 27, 2007 06:34 PM

I work in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Bradley Univeristy and I am glad to comment on this posting.

While I can not talk about individual applicants, I can comment on our admissions policies.

Admissions decisions are based upon a professional review of a complete student record with the intent to determine whether a student can succeed at the univeristy. Most of this decision is based upon the review of the student's academic record.

A variety of other factors are considered to help learn about a student's motivation, social skills, time management skills, goals, and a variety of important intangibles that can lead to college success.

Military service is one intangible that will never be looked down upon at Bradley Univeristy. In fact, service to our country is considered an assett in the application process and recent military veterans have been admitted.

I'm glad to take this opportunity to help clear up any misunderstandings.

We welcome applications from anyone who feels they might benefit from the Bradley experience.

Posted by Tom Richmond at June 28, 2007 11:26 AM

Quick question Tom: If what you say is true, then how do you respond to the following quote from someone in admissions: “Because you were in the military, you won’t fit in here.” This would seem to directly contravene what you say, so which is it? No spin, straight answer.

Posted by Laughing Wolf at June 28, 2007 12:26 PM

Tom, I do believe the intangibles mentioned "A variety of other factors are considered to help learn about a student's motivation, social skills, time management skills, goals, and a variety of important intangibles that can lead to college success." is learned better by serving in the military than any college campus.

Excluding those factors this young man is left to rely on his grades for admission. As you are well aware when people mature they become better students. My guess is he's matured more than most of your students in the same age bracket, but I don't know the man only his willingness to serve our country. I applaud your university for admitting those who make it possible for us to continue opening educational opportunities for all.

You mentioned you have admitted veterans recently. Do you know the percentage of veterans currently accepted to those denied admission?

In advance, thank you for the follow-up.

Posted by h~ at June 28, 2007 02:57 PM