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Nation IN BRIEF : MASSACHUSETTS

MIT to Fund Gays Cut From ROTC Aid

March 22, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will guarantee financial aid packages to its ROTC students whose military funding is cut because of their sexual orientation, the school stated. "There are two principles at MIT that we hold dear," said Sarah Gallop, an assistant to MIT President Charles Vest. "One is our long-standing and deep commitment to national service . . . an equally important principle for us is to promote an environment of nondiscrimination."

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