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ROTC returns to Yale campus

September 13, 2011

While Brown weighs whether to reestablish ROTC programs, Yale has taken action.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is coming back to Yale University, joining the Naval ROTC in returning to the Ivy League campus after a decades-long absence.

Yale had been among other prominent universities without ROTC programs until May, when it agreed to bring back the Naval ROTC after Congress voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military.

The Air Force and Naval detachments are both expected to open at the New Haven campus in the fall of 2012.

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Yale President Richard Levin signed an agreement Monday establishing the Air Force ROTC detachment. It will enroll cadets from Yale as well as other Connecticut universities that participate in cross-town arrangements.

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  1. September 14, 2011 1:34 am

    Good for Yale. Having active duty military officers on campus clearly adds to the diversity of opinion and viewpoints. Plus it provides an avenue for more students to attend this elite school who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

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