Harvard College admitted more veterans and ROTC candidates to the Class of 2024 than last year, which Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 attributes to both greater interest from applicants and the College’s own outreach efforts.
Harvard’s Dean of Students Office has appointed Craig Rodgers as Program Manager for Military Student Services, Associate Dean of Students Lauren Brandt wrote in an email to College affiliates Thursday.
Harvard will partner with the non-profit Service to School to assist U.S. combat veterans applying to higher education, partnering with a dozen other universities in the initiative.
Harvard commemorated its military service members, both living and deceased, with a Veterans Day Ceremony held in Memorial Church on Saturday morning.
University President Drew G. Faust wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis last week urging him to allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.
The protest took place over the course of the day as the Army and Air Force conducted interviews for their JAG corps, which allows students to serve in the military while completing their legal education.
University President Drew G. Faust praised service members and affirmed Harvard's renewed commitment to its military programs at an event Thursday.
University President Drew G. Faust signed an agreement Friday with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to formally recognize the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Harvard, ending a decades long separation between the two institutions born from Vietnam War-era protest.
University President Drew G. Faust and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James applaud each other before the signing of the agreement through which Harvard officially recognized the Air Force ROTC program.
Two Harvard students in the Air Force ROTC program, Kira R. Headrick '17 and Zander E. Farrow '16, were recognized by the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James in her speech.
University President Drew G. Faust delivers a speech before signing an agreement for Harvard to officially recognize the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Four-star Air Force General Darren W. McDew discussed Reserve Officer Training Corps at Harvard and the task of attracting millennials to the military before an audience of students and professors at Quincy House Wednesday.
Army ROTC cadet Charley M. Falletta '16 plays taps at the memorial service for those killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "We organized a service for the first time last year to give Harvard students the opportunity to pause and gather together to reflect on the tragedy, courage, and indomitable American spirit for which September 11th will always stand," Falletta said.