The Army has suspended plans to eliminate Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs at 13 universities, most of them in rural and/or Southern parts of the country, The New York Times reported. The announcement of the plan to shut the ROTC units stunned the campuses involved, many of which said that they highly valued the programs. Army officials had said that they planned to shift resources to units in large urban areas. A number of the universities whose programs were slated for closure appealed to members of Congress for help, and on Thursday they saluted the lawmakers who helped them. Information from Arkansas State University -- which was active in the movement to save the ROTC units -- may be found here.
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