As the Columbia University Senate prepared to vote whether to invite ROTC back to Columbia, 5 members of the Columbia community with varying perspectives discussed the "Don't ask, don't tell" law by email. The actual email text is presented here and all 5 participants have given permission for their messages to be made public. The messages are unedited except for addition of some hyperlinks and correction of spelling mistakes and several omitted words.
We present this in the spirit of moving forward on this divisive issue in constructive way.
The participants were:
Mentioned in the text and copied on the messages is: