Indiana? Maybe. India? Hell No!


“Indian Country? Yes. Indiana? Maybe. India? I don’t think so.”

That’s what John Loehr, a regent at New Mexico Highlands University, thinks about a recruiting trip to India by its President Manny Aragon.

Aragon, the former head of the state senate and a powerful Democrat, who took over as president in 2004, defends the trip as “wise,” aimed at developing a pool of new students: “The rationale is recognizing that the U.S. is not an isolationist country. And India is on the cutting edge of technology.”

Loehr is unpersuaded, however, about the need for distant recruitment in India. “I’d be happy to listen to any rational explanation, but I’m dubious,” Loehr said.

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