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    Forty years later, ROTC still controversial with faculty and students

    The last time the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps — an armed services program that trains officers in colleges across the United States — was at CUNY was in 1971, when anti-Vietnam War protests lead them out of the University. Earlier this year, the ROTC was reinstated into CUNY and slowly entered campuses. Their “host program” will be City College while York College, College of Staten Island and Medgar Evers College are listed as “partners.” CUNY’s board of trustees permitted the reinstatement of the ROTC, with former Chancellor Matthew Goldstein pushing for their reinstatement. There is still resentment within CUNY to the reinstatement of ROTC. The ad hoc committee against…