Harvard's ROTC re-embrace may herald a more representative military – if such programs multiply in the Ivy League and beyond.
With Harvard welcoming the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) back to campus, the debate over ROTC's place at elite universities roils on. But here is an opportunity to show that the American military and top colleges have a critical partnership that benefits them both – and the US.
At a ceremony with the secretary of the Navy, Harvard welcomes ROTC back to its campus, ending a Vietnam-era ban. Columbia, Brown, and other top schools may soon do the same.
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