ROTC May Return to Ivy Schools

ROTC may return to Brown, Princeton and Stanford according to the Defense Department.

According to an interview with George C.S. Benson, deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Education, in the October 4 issue of U.S. News and World Report Brown and Princeton are negotiating with the Pentagon for the possible restoration of ROTC, and Stanford has approached the Pentagon on the matter.

Archie C. Epps, dean of students at Harvard said that there is "not a chance that ROTC will be considered here."

Princeton's ROTC program was phased out in the spring of 1970, although a temporary extension was granted to the services in order to allow students then enrolled in ROTC to graduate. Only the Navy is now operating on the campus, it will conclude its extension program this spring.

Neil L. Rudenstine, dean of Students at Princeton, said yesterday that "there is a possibility that one or more of the service programs will re renegotiated."

At Brown, where ROTC was phased out in 1969 until it could meet faculty guidelines, the Ad Hoc Committee on ROTC now receptive to proposals from the Services to continue the ROTC programs.

At Brown, where ROTC was phased out in 1969 until it could meet faculty guidelines, the Ad Hoc Committee on ROTC is now receptive to proposals from the Services to continue the ROTC programs. Navy ROTC already has submitted an outline of its current attitudes.

At Stanford, Thomas J. Connolly, chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on ROTC, denied that the university has approached the Pentagon on the matter of ROTC. He said that all ROTC programs will be terminated by 1973