One of your friends is a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). It is a program whereby students receive financial aid for college by participating in military-type training. They took a very active role in the Vietnam conflict. Their presence at Rutgers led to a strong and vocal opposition. Here are some of the events which occurred while you were at Rutgers.
Questions for Discussion
- Using all of the pictures and documents, to the best of your ability, reconstruct the events dealing with ROTC at Rutgers University in 1967 - 1969.
- Provide at least three arguments for and three arguments against having the ROTC program at Rutgers University.
- What position would you have taken regarding this issue? What actions would you have taken? Explain, providing at least three details that allowed you to come to this decision.
- The students were penalized by having to take a class called The Roles of Rebellion, Reason, and Responsibility in the University. What topics would you include if you were teaching that class? List at least three.