Harvard Brings Back ROTC

Move follows repeal of ban gays in the military
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2011 4:49 PM CST
In this April 9, 1969, file photo, a student leader speaks from steps of the Harvard administration building in Cambridge as part of a protest against ROTC at the university.   (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis)
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(Newser) – ROTC will be back at Harvard now that Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been repealed, reports AP. The university will recognize the Navy's Reserve Officer Training Corps program, an insider says. Harvard—along with Yale, Columbia, and other big-name schools—gave ROTC the boot 41 years ago amid protests over the Vietnam war. It kept the ban in place because gays were not allowed to serve openly.

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