RIPR News
10:21 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Brown mulls ROTC

PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown university remains undecided about whether to bring the Military Reserve Officer Training Corps back to campus. A committee began looking into the question after the military ended its ban on openly gay service members. The panel did not reach a consensus, saying some members believe discrimination for transgendered people is still a problem in the military.

Several other Ivy League schools, including Yale and Harvard, have brought ROTC back to their campuses since the end of the so-called Don't Ask Don't tell policy, which barred members of the military from being open about their sexual orientation. Brown President Ruth Simmons says she will make a recommendation to the University's governing board next month.

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