- 28 September 1973 Harvard Crimson article "A
Survey of ROTC's Status in the Ivies".
- 21 February 1975 Harvard Crimson article "Dartmouth
Faculty Rejects Proposal to Reinstitute ROTC".
- 18 April 1994 Harvard Crimson article "Dartmouth
Decides To Maintain ROTC Ties".
- 14 May 2001 Dartmouth Review article "Be
All You Can Be in the ROTC" by Alexander Talcott
- 28 September 2001 The Dartmouth letter "Recognizing
- 2 October 2000 Dartmouth Review column "Colleges' Housing Hypocrisy"
by Steven Menashi
- 3 October 2001 The Dartmouth article "More students express interest in ROTC"
- 14 November 2001 The Dartmouth article "Apathy
replaces the controversy that surrounded ROTC during the Vietnam-era, few
students choose ROTC today".
- 10 April 2003 The Dartmouth article "As war continues, students prepare for military service:
College ROTC trainees take conflict in stride".
- 12 January 2004 The Dartmouth article "Far
from Hanover, military alums reflect".
6 February 2004 Dartmouth Free
Press column "Student
Soldiers at Dartmouth" by Welton Chang.
20 February 2004 Dartmouth Free
Press column "ROTC:
Five Years of Obscurity" by Welton Chang.
5 March 2004 Dartmouth Free
Press column "Life
in the Dartmouth ROTC" by Welton Chang.
5 May 2005
Dartmouth article "ROTC may receive full college grants from Army".
Note: A student-initiated request may lead to an upgrade of ROTC
funding and status at Dartmouth.
30 June 2005 The Dartmouth article "ROTC
garners student support; admin. split". Note:
Dartmouth College President James Wright is described as supporting ROTC in
private but being "afraid of the faculty". A poll showed students
supportive of ROTC but opposing the "Don't
ask, don't tell" law.
19 October 2005 The Dartmouth
divides over ROTC statement". Note: A proposal would increase the ROTC scholarships and open them to students who were openly gay.
6 January 2006 The Dartmouth article "ROTC
cadets to receive full financial support". Note: The Army is matching the arrangements already in place for ROTC students at other institutions such as Harvard and Stanford.
22 February 2006 Wall Street Journal editorial "Veritas
at Harvard". Note: The Journal notes how ROTC was one
of the issues of contention between President Summers and the Faculty of
Arts and Sciences, and notes a similar conflict faced by former Dartmouth
president David McLaughlin.
18 May 2006 The Dartmouth article "Three
seniors to accept ROTC Army commission". Note: The
three "are ranked among the top five percent of 4,500 Cadets on the National
Order of Merit List".
5 February 2008 The Dartmouth column "Now
Help ROTC" by Phil Aubart '10. Note: With the advent
of Dartmouth's newly generous financial aid program, Aubart describes what
happened to him as an ROTC cadet. "I started receiving the ROTC
scholarship in winter term my freshman year. I then lost all of my financial
aid, even money from fall term when I was not receiving the ROTC scholarship
— I was stuck paying 100 percent tuition my freshman fall." He notes
that "Over 100 schools across the country grant free room and board to ROTC
scholarship recipients" and suggests the same for Dartmouth.
22 February 2008 The Dartmouth article "ROTC:
Band of Brothers or 4-Letter Word?" Note: The article
describes the history of ROTC at Dartmouth and the current small ROTC
20 May 2008 The Dartmouth article "Student
veterans build solidarity in new group". Note:
Veterans at Dartmouth have established the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans
- 13 October 2008 The Dartmouth article "Groups
support return of ROTC to Ivy League".
- 22 October 2008 The Dartmouth article "Iraq
veteran, writer Fick ‘99 celebrated in HBO series". Note:
"Fick remembers hearing a speech by Tom Ricks, then the Wall Street
Journal’s Pentagon correspondent, in which Ricks advocated ROTC recruitment
on college campuses. When asked how he could condone militarizing college
campuses, Ricks insisted, “No, you’re wrong, it will liberalize the
- 27 September 2009 Boston Globe article "ROTC’s ranks surge with new recruits: Sense of mission, scholarships drive trend". Note: Army ROTC enrollment is up 26% from the recent low in 2005-6, during the Iraq war. There has been a 75% increase in the number of ROTC scholarships but Norwich University president Richard Schneider, a Vietnam veteran and retired rear admiral in the Coast Guard Reserve said "This isn’t driven by money. It’s driven by a deep commitment to the republic." At Norwich, the number of freshmen with Army ROTC scholarships jumped more than threefold this year, to 87 from 27. Norwich is unusual in that the university has a special fund to pay room and board for ROTC students, in addition to tuition and fees paid for by the military. Nationally, 51 percent of ROTC students now receive federal scholarships.
- 19 November 2009 The Dartmouth article "College one of few Ivies with ROTC". Note: "The College gives the ROTC program a $10,000 annual training budget and a place to meet, according to Maj. Lawrence Forsyth, assistant professor of military science for Army ROTC at Dartmouth. Dartmouth’s chapter is a satellite of the program at Norwich University, meaning the faculty who train students commute from Northfield, Vt.
Twelve students are currently enrolled in the ROTC program
... Military classes are given for academic credit at Cornell, [Lt. Col. Steven Alexander, professor of military science and leadership at Cornell] said.
At Princeton, however, administrators will not consider offering academic credit for ROTC participation because of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, according to Col. John Stark, professor of military science at the university.“As long as this policy is in place, they will not even discuss the possibility of accreditation,” Stark said. “Last year, I sought to achieve academic credit, but now I am going with the status quo until the national policy has been changed.”
Dartmouth does not offer academic credit for ROTC courses, Forsyth said."
- 8 October 2010 The Dartmouth article "Unofficial ROTC program growing". Note: "Although it is officially run through Norwich University, Dartmouth’s Army ROTC trains on campus, according to Sgt. Maj. Levi Bennett, who heads the Dartmouth ROTC... Despite the growing size of Dartmouth’s Army ROTC program, the College cannot guarantee a “decent amount of officers annually,” Bennett said. The College’s program usually has 10 to 12 cadets enrolled and is not large enough to contract an independent on-campus program, he said.“We have more cadets who have made commitments in past years,” Bennett said. “The program is on the rise.”
" ROTC student Philip Aubart ’10 said “We attend our weekly classes on campus, but for the big events — where you need a lot of cadets and a lot of support staff — we participate with Norwich”.
- 26 October 2010 The National Interest blog item "Civil-Military Relations and the Campus" by Paul Pillar. Note: The author, who worked for decades in the CIA, discusses the 25 October New York Times op-ed on ROTC and observes from his years at Dartmouth: "During that time the Vietnam War underlay the strong emotions, but the presence of ROTC was the prime immediate target" and "a lasting effect of not having the program readily available to students at some of the country's leading universities has been an accentuation of a civil-military divide in the United States that has become wider over this same forty year period". He notes 3 ways in which restoration of ROTC at top colleges would benefit the country: "One is to impart to a portion of the serving military officer corps the insights, knowledge, and critical thinking that those universities impart to any of their graduates. A second would be to provide more of that understanding that comes from military experience to graduates who do not make the military a career but after a few years in the uniform return to civilian life, some of them becoming political, civic, or business leaders. The third is the cross-fertilization of perspectives that comes from the military and civilian communities being exposed to each other on campus."
- 20 December 2010 AEI EnterpriseBlog item "DADT Repeal’s Implications for ROTC" by Cheryl Miller. Note: "Michael Segal at Secure Nation has some great suggestions as to how universities and the military can work together to enhance the ROTC curriculum, providing high-quality courses worthy of academic credit. Advocates should also work for closer ties at those universities that currently host ROTC units, but hold them at arm’s length: Princeton, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania. Much more can (and should) be done to integrate ROTC into mainstream campus life than merely hosting a program."
- 11 April 2011 Dartmouth Review article "ROTC Surging on Elite Campuses". Note: "Dartmouth has so far been spared from such divisive controversy, perhaps because its ROTC's status isn't up to question. Like many peer schools, including Columbia and Harvard, Dartmouth banished ROTC from campus during the the Vietnam War. However, unlike many of the same institutions, Dartmouth welcomed ROTC back during the mid 1980s, and reaffirmed its presence in the 90s following the institution of the DADT policy".
- 22 April 2011 Dartmouth Now article "Leadership and Service: ROTC at Dartmouth". Note: Although the Army ROTC program is an extension of the program at Norwich University in Vermont, the activities are very much Dartmouth-based. A senior describes his experiences "The group has three hours of physical training per week and group lessons called Military Lab on Friday afternoon. Additionally, I take four hours of classroom instruction per week, though the younger cadets have fewer class hours. It’s all held at Dartmouth, mostly at the Leverone Field House. Twice a year we train with cadets at Norwich University".
- 1 June 2011 The Dartmouth article "College ROTC remains unchanged". Note: There is talk of expanding the number of ROTC students at Dartmouth and that College President Jim Yong Kim has been very supportive about helping ROTC find a more central location on campus.