Quick Takes: ROTC Declines, Details on Threat at Trinity International, British Boycott of Israeli Universities

April 25, 2005
  • Enrollments in the Army's Reserve Officers Training Corps have dropped 16 percent in the last two years, according to a report in The Washington Post (free registration required). The Post reported that some ROTC units have seen more than 80 percent of recent graduates assigned to fighting roles in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  • Police continue to investigate threats against minority students at Trinity International University, which evacuated minority students to off-campus hotels last week, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. According to the Sun-Times, one of the threatening letters was sent to a black female student at the university, made a reference to seeing a black female student at a "chapel service," referred to a weapon and said, "I saw you there. Next time I'll get you." Minority students returned to campus on Sunday, the Sun-Times reported.
  • Britain's primary faculty union, the Association of University Teachers, announced a boycott Friday of two Israeli universities: Haifa University and Bar-Ilan University, Reuters reported. The union acted on the request of Palestinian academics, and the action was promptly criticized by Jewish students and faculty members in Britain. 
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