DADT repeal a boost to reviving ROTC programs on campus

Rick Moran
It appears that the repeal of DADT will have at least one positive effect; the re-establishment of ROTC programs on major college campuses.

The Ivy League appears to be leading the way:

"This is an historic development for a nation dedicated to fulfilling its core principle of equal rights. It also effectively ends what has been a vexing problem for higher education, including at Columbia -- given our desire to be open to our military, but not wanting to violate our own core principle against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation," he said in a statement through a spokesman.Harvard University President Drew Faust today signaled that she would move to restore ROTC to the campus.

"Because of today's action by the Senate, gay and lesbian Americans will now also have the right to pursue this honorable calling, and we as a nation will have the benefit of their service," she said in a statement through a spokesman. "I look forward to pursuing discussions with military officials and others to achieve Harvard's full and formal recognition of ROTC."

A spokesman for Yale University also suggested that change may be coming soon.

"We are aware of the vote and have plans in consideration," said Yale spokesman Thomas Mattia in an email.

No doubt some liberal's heads will explode and demonstrations will start as soon as the policy is announced. It will be interesting to see how devoted these schools are to "openness" and "diversity" once their lefty students and faculty start whining about the evil military's presence on campus.


It appears that the repeal of DADT will have at least one positive effect; the re-establishment of ROTC programs on major college campuses.

The Ivy League appears to be leading the way:

"This is an historic development for a nation dedicated to fulfilling its core principle of equal rights. It also effectively ends what has been a vexing problem for higher education, including at Columbia -- given our desire to be open to our military, but not wanting to violate our own core principle against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation," he said in a statement through a spokesman.

Harvard University President Drew Faust today signaled that she would move to restore ROTC to the campus.

"Because of today's action by the Senate, gay and lesbian Americans will now also have the right to pursue this honorable calling, and we as a nation will have the benefit of their service," she said in a statement through a spokesman. "I look forward to pursuing discussions with military officials and others to achieve Harvard's full and formal recognition of ROTC."

A spokesman for Yale University also suggested that change may be coming soon.

"We are aware of the vote and have plans in consideration," said Yale spokesman Thomas Mattia in an email.

No doubt some liberal's heads will explode and demonstrations will start as soon as the policy is announced. It will be interesting to see how devoted these schools are to "openness" and "diversity" once their lefty students and faculty start whining about the evil military's presence on campus.