The Corner

Hail Columbia

Columbia University has voted to bring back ROTC. Will Stanford be next? Kyle Huwa of the Student Free Press Association has the story:

Now one must ask: What is taking so long at Stanford?

Columbia, within 2-3 months, has explored the ROTC issue and put the issue up to a university senate vote. Stanford, however, created its committee over a year ago and still has not presented a report to the Faculty Senate. The report was always slated for spring quarter, but at this point it seems as though the necessary information should have been collected and the opinion of the student body taken into account.

Because it will take time to re-implement ROTC in whatever form the military decides to re-implement it, the faculty senate should act with urgency so that students who want to participate in a Stanford-based program have the chance to do so while they’re still in school.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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