Leaders Ask Defense Dept. to Reinstate Tuition Aid for Military Students

As the government shutdown dragged into a second week, college leaders and members of Congress urged the U.S. Department of Defense to reinstate its tuition-assistance program, and to let all civilian professors at the service academies return to work.

On Sunday, Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, sent a letter to the defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, asking his agency to resume the