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Students Support ROTC Task Force Proposal

The Tech received a copy of the following letter addressed to Chair of the Faculty Lawrence S. Bacow and President Charles M. Vest.

We write in support of the recommendation of the "Final Report of the ROTC Task Force." Considering the limitations on MIT's ability to affect Department of Defense policy, we consider this proposal a good response to the discrepancy between MIT's policy of non-discrimination and the DoD's ban on homosexual members. Such a "model program" also provides a basis on which MIT can and must continually engage the DoD on its unacceptable policies of discrimination. We feel that an inclusive policy like the one described in the task force's report is the only way to reconcile MIT's policies with the presence of ROTC on this campus. We urge the adoption of this proposal by the faculty and the MIT Corporation, together with provisions for specific measures to be taken in the event that the ROTC task force's proposal is not implemented in a timely fashion.

Jessie M. Stickgold-Sarah '96

and 15 others