The New York Times’ feature about the place of the R.O.T.C. at Harvard and Yale, printed yesterday in the print version of the Times, discussed the fact that ever since Yale cancelled its R.O.T.C. program in the 1960s, students interested in becoming a military officer must travel 90 minutes to the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs for training. Taylor Giffen ’09 and Anthony Runco ’11 described their experiences balancing R.O.T.C. courses with Yale classes and explaining to their friends their decision to join the military after graduation.
Said Taylor Giffen, a Yale Air Force R.O.T.C. cadet who graduated in June, “They’d see me in uniform, and ask, ‘Hey, are you in a play?
Click here to read the full story, “The R.O.T.C. Dilemma.”
Click here to read Andrew Mangino’s Dec. 2006 scene cover, “For God, For [ ], and For Yale.”