Save the Spin

January 4th, 2012

Recent Brown press releases attempt, unconvincingly, to put a positive spin on Brown's negative decision regarding ROTC on campus ("All That Brown Can Be," Elms, November/December). The administration's claim to be pro-military and pro-ROTC is patently hypocritical and two-faced, unworthy of a major university.

Ruth Simmons and her colleagues seem intent on letting Brown slip even further behind Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, while clinging to the values and mind-set of the 1970s.

How sad! Brown has, or had, the potential to become a leading university.

Tom Rollinson '60
Clovis, N.Mex.

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