Lotus D. Coffman Response to Warner Shippee Regarding Request for Conscientious Objection
Warner Shippee requested to be excused from mandatory ROTC drills, and to take physical education instead because he considered himself a conscientious objector. His requests first went to Dean Nicholson and then President Coffman. Others had been excused on those grounds. The request came in the midst of student protests over ROTC, which was resolved by the Board of Regents’ decision in June of 1935.
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