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Sen. Brown Blasts Harvard's Lingering ROTC Ban

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Sen. Scott Brown and Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker say Harvard is wrong to maintain its ban against ROTC recruiting until Congress repeals a ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Brown said in a statement Thursday the university "has its priorities upside down."

The Republican senator complains it supports legislation granting legal status to illegal immigrants attending college, yet opposes ROTC on campus.

Baker is a Harvard graduate. He says the school should help the military train its leaders.

Harvard expelled its Reserve Officers' Training Corps program in 1969 amid Vietnam War protests, and says it continues the policy because it bans discrimination by all undergraduate groups. Harvard students take part in MIT's ROTC program.

Congress rejected a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy Wednesday.

This program aired on September 23, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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