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CHANGING RESPONSIBILITIES

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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

As a member of that "proud service" which Dean Glimp has referred to, I should like to commend the faculty for its decision, somewhat belated, to abandon University support for ROTC military programs. Many of my generation committed ourselves in the first years of the Kennedy Administation when U.S. foreign policy at least appeared more sensible and restrained than it subsequently turned out to be. We felt the same "responsibility" that some older members of the faculty and some younger ROTC aspirants have given eloquent testimony to. But the appeal to that "responsibility," independent of the circumstances in which it is presumably exercised, is itself irresponsible.

It is important indeed that the faculty has borne witness to this principle.

I have been naive before in believing that the administration and overseers would carry out the mandates given them by the University. Hopefully they will not act as they should have in the first place. Theodore H. Moran '65   Lieutenant j/g, USNR

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