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Published October 04, 2013, 01:42 PM

Officials say US Army closing NDSU ROTC program

North Dakota State University officials say they have received notice that the U.S. Army will close the school's Army Reserve Officer Training Corp. program at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University officials say they have received notice that the U.S. Army will close the school's Army Reserve Officer Training Corp. program at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.

NSDU President Dean L. Bresciani says he's disappointed that one of the top performing programs in the Midwest is being eliminated. Bresciani says the Army is closing 13 of 273 ROTC programs nationwide. He says the letter from the U.S. Army says the NDSU closing is not a reflection of the program's quality.

NDSU's ROTC program has 72 cadets enrolled through the Tri-College University, which includes NDSU, Concordia College and Minnesota State University-Moorhead.


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