The $299,818 grant will fund a prevention coordinator. Fine. It is reasonable for Bucknell officials to do everything in their power to ensure that young people on their campus act responsibly. But there ought to be a more convincing argument to justify shifting the costs to the public.
When local elected officials are struggling mightily to control expenses while satisfying their obligations to the public, their federal counterparts ought to demonstrate that they are capable of applying the same level of fiscal responsibility.