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Harvard Welcomes ROTC As Military Repeals ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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Harvard University's campus (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

Harvard University’s campus (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

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CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Forty-one years after Harvard University banned the military’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program from campus, the school welcomed it back on Tuesday.

Harvard kicked out ROTC during the Vietnam War, and kept it out because of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy toward gays.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens has reaction from campus

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports

Earlier this year, the government decided to eliminate the policy. Harvard responded by announcing it would lift the ban on ROTC.

The military policy’s formal repeal took effect on Tuesday.

Harvard planned ceremonies later in the day to formally welcome back the ROTC program.

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