The U.S. Navy and Columbia University will sign an agreement allowing the ROTC back onto campus for the first time since the military training program was banned amid Vietnam War protests, the university said Wednesday.
Student and faculty leaders voted in April to allow the Reserve Officers Training Corps back after the U.S. military dropped its ban on openly gay soldiers.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and university president Lee C. Bollinger will sign the agreement aboard the USS Iwo Jima as part of New York's annual Fleet Week on Thursday, the university said in a written statement. The Navy confirmed the agreement.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Getting Closer To The Day
Columbia is getting closer to having ROTC back on campus: