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Petition: Parkland Student Hero Should Get Full Military Funeral

Peter Wang held doors for fleeing students, staff; another student hero recovers at a local hospital

(Newser) - Amid the grief and anger, stories of inspiration and heroism continue to emerge out of the Parkland school shooting last week, and a petition is now in place to honor one of the late students who helped his classmates escape to safety. The Sun Sentinel reports that the petition on... More »

JROTC Student Used Kevlar to Shield Dozens in Florida

17-year-old led fellow students to safer room

(Newser) - A Junior ROTC student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School says that when he heard gunshots Wednesday, his first thought was to get as many students to safety as possible. Colton Haab, 17, says he brought around 30 classmates to another room where an instructor was present. Haab and the... More »

After 40 Years, ROTC Back at Harvard

Ivy League universities reinstating military program

(Newser) - Yesterday morning, Army ROTC cadets reported for duty at Harvard University—for the first time in 40 years. The ROTC left Harvard, along with three other Ivy League schools, after campus protests during the Vietnam War; in the decades following, relations between the military and Harvard remained tense due to... More »

ROTC Back at Yale After 40 Years

ROTC stayed out of colleges to protest 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

(Newser) - Yale University has agreed to bring back ROTC for the first time in decades after Congress voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military. The university's president Richard Levin and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus planned to sign an agreement today that establishes the Naval ROTC's formal... More »

Harvard Brings Back ROTC

Move follows repeal of ban gays in the military

(Newser) - ROTC will be back at Harvard now that Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been repealed, reports AP .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... More »

Rather Wins File Access in CBS Firing Suit

(Newser) - A judge has reinstated Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS and granted the former anchor access to thousands of pages of documents pertaining to his ouster following a network story he ran critical of former President George's Bush performance in the Texas Air National Guard. Rather's attorneys believe the... More »

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