After University of North Dakota professor Heidi Czerwiec had a meltdown after seeing some ROTC students on campus – she left a profanity-laced voicemail for the ROTC commander and threatened in a letter to the editor to call 911 every time she saw ROTC students – the campus administration decided they would alerting the campus community to ROTC exercises.
Including direct, personal messages to Czerwiec herself.
“The University will now send a campus notification before each exercise, and we will also notify the faculty member each time there will be exercise,” UND spokesman Peter Johnson told me last month.
The weren’t kidding around. A reader on the UND campus sends along this alert about ROTC students playing capture the flag.
I’m not kidding:
I don’t blame the university for enhancing their notice of ROTC drills. The students practice with dummy weapons, but it’s easy to understand how fakes could be misconstrued at a glance with the real deal, leaving some people scared.
But capture the flag? Jeez.
Maybe a better strategy for UND would be to hire professors who function as adults.
Here’s the full email:
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