19 February 2005 "Letter to the Columbia Senate Task Force on Restoration of ROTC" by Eric Chen GS '06. Note: Chen discusses ROTC and Columbia's non-discrimination policy and argues that excluding ROTC jeopardizes the university's principles of diversity and inclusiveness.
29 April 2005 article ""Don't ask, don't tell" and ROTC: Taking the moral high ground at Columbia" by Michael Segal MD'83 PhD'82.
29 April 2005 "For ROTC at Columbia" by Prof. Allan Silver, Department of Sociology, Columbia University. Note: Prof. Silver, who supported removal of ROTC in 1969, argues for the importance in reducing the civilian - military gap.
1 May 2005 "The Case for ROTC at Columbia" by Prof. James H. Applegate, Professor of Astronomy, Columbia University, Co-Chair, Columbia University Senate Task Force on ROTC. Note: Prof. Applegate suggests that the arguments against ROTC "arise from our looking inward and seeing Columbia in isolation".
2 May 2005 "Tell Me Again Why Columbia Should Restore ROTC" by Columbia Alliance for ROTC, the pro-ROTC alumni group.
4 May 2005 "Statement for the Final Report of the Columbia University Senate Task Force on ROTC" by Sean Wilkes CC '06, Member of the Task Force and Chairman of Advocates for Columbia ROTC.
4 May 2005 Columbia Community Discusses "Don't ask, don't tell" and ROTC. Note: A set of actual e-mails debating the "Don't ask, don't tell" issue from a variety of perspectives.
Columbia Spectator editorials:
3 February 2004 Columbia Spectator editorial "Bring Back ROTC". Note: Columbia's student newspaper calls for the return of ROTC based on the importance of integrating the military with society and ensuring a diversity of views on campus.
3 March 2005 Columbia Spectator editorial "ROTC: Return". Note: Columbia's student newspaper said "While we oppose many of the military’s policies, particularly its “don’t ask, don’t tell” program, we recognize the valuable ideological and socioeconomic diversity that a military presence would bring to campus... As we hope the military would change our campus, so would we hope to change the military".