Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Is The ROTC Coming Back To Elite Colleges?

Is ROTC Poised For A Comeback At Elite Colleges? -- Time Magazine

Shawna Sinnott spent the last four years performing a balancing act: she took courses for her self-designed major at Harvard, practiced her jazz number for the Miss Massachusetts Pageant, and woke up at 4:30 a.m. three days a week for Navy ROTC training across town at MIT.

She was one of 11 Harvard graduates commissioned into the Armed Forces this May in a ceremony on campus that some see as easing tensions between the university and the military. Harvard is one of several elite colleges that do not formally recognize the Reserve Officers Training Corp, which trains students at hundreds of schools but is not recognized at most of the Ivies and other top-tier universities because the military violates their anti-discrimination policies. However, these schools' opposition to ROTC, which started on many campuses during the Vietnam War, could soon change if Congress repeals the federally mandated policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT).

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My Comment: This ban is so much from the 1960s .... and with most administrators in Ivy League Schools being from this time .... rescinding this ban will still have a long way to go, even with repealing DADT.

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