I doubt this applies to anyone on the board, but I'll say it anyway. If one wishes to protest after the bombs start dropping, that's fine. As long as its a lawful and peaceful protest, its your right. However, anyone who wishes to illegally halt traffic and generally throws a hissy fit in front of my vehicle, don't complain if the Eddie Gilbert School of Driving is used to get you out of my path.
If it wasn't for war, you wouldn't know what peace was.
The idea of de-coupling research and development with higher education is something they do in Europe. There, Universities are for educating and they have separate think-tank kind of institutes for the R&D and such. It's an interesting system.