ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Washington University in St. Louis has scrapped a 44-year-old policy barring students from receiving academic credit for certain military science courses.
Faculty members in the university’s largest undergraduate division have voted to let students in the Reserve Officer Training Corps receive course credit starting in the fall.
The policy had been adopted in 1970 as a response to a wave of anti-military campus protests during the Vietnam War.
Professors in the school’s Arts and Sciences division voted 28-17 in favor of the change. Proponents said it fits with Washington University’s efforts to recruit more students from varied economic backgrounds.