May 23, 2016

On Ivy League campuses, military brass find a warmer welcome

By Katherine Kidder

Source: Reuters

Journalist(s) Yeganeh Torbati

As a young chemistry professor at Yale University in 1969, Gary Haller voted to boot the U.S. military's Reserve Officers' Training Corps program off the Ivy League school's Connecticut campus.

Like many American schools at the time it was gripped by protests against the Vietnam War. Yale's faculty considered the presence of ROTC, which trains future officers and provides college scholarships, to be tacit support for an unpopular war. 

"People were just so outraged," Haller said.

 

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