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We're gonna go straight to Molly Line -- spending that we've got another story involving the military and DR OTC.
And Harvard is saying come on back.
-- -- Hey Kimberly that's right they are welcoming the ROTC back to campus -- -- DV ROTC that there welcoming back but they were among.
-- handful of prestigious Ivy League schools including Stanford and Columbia and Yale.
-- essentially kicked the ROTC off of campus during the Vietnam air another era a dirt now making an about face they're saying come on back and the president.
Drew Faust is joining the navy secretary ray -- today to sign the paperwork to make the agreement and to get the ROTC -- the naval RTC back here on campus.
The president releases a statement yesterday through Harvard University.
-- new relationship affirms the vital role in the members of our armed forces play in serving the nation and securing our freedoms.
-- also affirming inclusion and opportunity as powerful American ideals it broadens the pathways for students participate.
In an honorable and admirable calling and in so doing advances our commitment to both learning and service.
The ROTC had been kept off campus in recent decades because of Don't Ask Don't Tell but with the repeal of outlaw that did not allow openly gay members to serve in the armed forces.
Harvard is saying come on back so they're bringing not just the funding and the classroom activity factored campus that they are also.
Allowing the partnership that they've had in recent years with MIT.
ROTC here and here -- Harvard.
In the last in recent years you've had to go over to MIT and participate in their program Kimberly.
Wow I mean who wouldn't want Harvard and MIT -- SEC as a house incumbent -- on it sounds pretty -- to me like excellent recruiting self.
The military must be pretty excited about that.
It absolutely and the secretary of the navy will be here to sign that paper today so it's a really exciting thing it's historical here for Harvard University.
-- meanwhile this issue is cropping up another Ivy League schools as we speak Colombia's having a big issue talking about this right now.
And students on campus actually had kind of mixed reactions.
About the ROTC returning to campus I think we have that sound -- -- take a listen.
Serving military such -- Absolute honor that.
-- I think it was -- for the university deny recognition for so long.
Nation's universities should not be.
It's military personnel I think that you know the military has some very effective schools.
Produce the soldiers and incidents.
So -- -- a mixed reactions among students I also spoke with another student -- -- hey Harvard is full of smart people that can make up their own minds.
-- All right well we're happy to see Harvard getting back with the program it's always get -- like those ROTC programs throughout the country fantastic.
My -- thank you so much.
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