CLEVELAND (AP) — Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland has Reserve Officers' Training Corps courses this year for the first time in more than four decades.
The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/OakELp ) reports the school was among many nationwide that banned ROTC after Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University and four students were killed in 1970.
Many have since brought back the officer-commissioning program. Harvard and Yale universities were among those that didn't reinstate it until this fall.
In recent years, an affiliation program allowed students to use ROTC scholarships at Case Western Reserve while taking military courses and other training through the Army ROTC at nearby John Carroll University and the Air Force ROTC at Kent State University.
Case Western Reserve now has about 18 ROTC participants.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com