Education: Squeeze on ROTC

In the pacifist '305, students called it "rot corps." But the Reserve Officers Training Corps on college campuses was the first training of a lot of the young officers of World War II. Now state university students are beefing again about ROTC and the U.S. Army's archaic training methods. University officials have an other objection: cost. The Government supplies the instructors and equipment, but the burden of administration and providing building space falls on the universities. This year four major universities—Cornell, Puerto Rico, Rutgers, Wisconsin—have dropped compulsory ROTC.* Others are thinking of doing so.

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