Between College and Combat [PDF]
Eric Hoover. Chronicle of Higher Education; 3/14/2003, Vol. 49 Issue 27, pA33, 2p, 2c
Abstract: Focuses on student reservists of U.S. Armed Forces. Actions taken by educational institutions to ease students' transition to military life; Views of reservist Peter Bealieu on war against Iraq; Benefits of a stint in the military .
College Vet Clubs and VFW Posts: An Untapped Potential [PDF]
Anonymous. VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine. Kansas City: Nov 2006. Vol. 94, Iss. 3; pg. 52, 1 pgs
Abstract: A strategy on how VFW recruiters attract Iraq and Afghanistan vets into their Posts is discussed. Helping them form veterans clubs at their colleges and universities is a good start. One example is the Post 3308 in Tallahassee FL, near Florida State University, where members allow FSU's Collegiate Veterans Association use the Post as a meeting place, which has resulted in 48 new Post members.
Battling a different kind of war; Military college students document the struggles veterans face when they return home [PDF]
Peter Schworm. Boston Globe. Boston, Mass.: May 2, 2009. pg. B.1
Abstract: Military college students document the struggles veterans face when they return home For Plachek, a senior at the military college helping film a documentary about veterans' readjustment to civilian life, Robbins's story was a cautionary tale.
(c) The Boston Globe May 02, 2009
Can They Connect on Campus? [PDF]
Laura McDaniel. VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine. Kansas City: Sep 2004. Vol. 92, Iss. 1; pg. 18, 3 pgs
Abstract: McDaniel claims that today's generation of college students remains out of touch with veterans and their values. Not knowing veterans their own age, students base their views of veterans largely on narrow experiences with older generations who have served. As a result, many picture veterans to be elderly men with whom they have little in common.
Copyright Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Sep 2004
War Stories in the Classroom [PDF]
NANCY THOMPSON. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Washington: Jul 21, 2006. Vol. 52, Iss. 46; pg. B.5
Abstract: Students' experiences in war haunt them. They may look like the other students, but they are very different, as their stories remind everyone. People need to hear those stories because by hearing them, everyone is bearing witness together.
(Copyright Jul. 21, 2006 by The Chronicle of Higher Education)
FROM COMBAT TO CAMPUS: Battle seasoned, lessons to share; [Main Edition] [PDF]
RON MARTZ. The Atlanta Journal - Constitution. Atlanta, Ga.: Aug 20, 2006. pg. A.1
Abstract: The returning Guard veterans have been out of school about 18 months --- six for training and 12 in Iraq. They are returning to college from Iraq and Afghanistan with a sense of professionalism and pride in what they have done, said retired Army Maj. Richard Neikirk, assistant commandant of cadets.
(Copyright, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution - 2006)
More colleges develop classes on how to treat war vets; Mental health problems spur curriculums [PDF]
Gregg Zoroya. USA TODAY. McLean, Va.: Oct 5, 2009. pg. A.4
Abstract: The University of North Carolina is exploring introducing new curriculum on military culture for its social work graduate students and an internship program at nearby Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, says Bill Ayers, an assistant professor in social work.\n
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For former servicemen, an Ivy League outpost; Dartmouth embraces, learns from war vets [PDF]
Irene Sege. Boston Globe. Boston, Mass.: Jun 7, 2008. pg. A.1
Abstract: HANOVER, N.H. - On Nov. 9, 2004, three hours before Samuel Crist suffered the gunshot wounds that would reroute his life to the Ivy League, a photojournalist caught the Marine carrying a rocket launcher under a cloud of white phosphorus during the Battle of Fallujah.
(c) The Boston Globe Jun 07, 2008
College Is for Veterans, Too [PDF]
DOUGLAS HERRMANN, DOUGLAS RAYBECK, and ROLAND WILSON. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Washington: Nov 21, 2008. Vol. 55, Iss. 13; pg. A.99
Abstract: College officials and professors are often unprepared to help new veterans cope with problems concerning financial aid, transfer credits, educational programs, health care, and classroom dynamics. Colleges need to adopt new administrative and educational practices to help veterans obtain the college education they have earned.
(Copyright Nov. 21, 2008 by The Chronicle of Higher Education)
From Camp to Campus [PDF]
Michael P Ventura. The Village Voice. New York: Apr 8-Apr 14, 2009. Vol. 54, Iss. 15; pg. S6, 2 pgs
Abstract: According to the VA, by the time the original GI Bill expired in 1956, 7.8 million veterans had participated in the education and training programs and 2.4 million had taken advantage of the home loans. To address retention concerns, the new GI Bill allows military personnel with more than six years of service to transfer their benefits to a spouse or children if they agree to serve an additional four years.\n He also rooms with his brother in Manhattan, works at the college library, and relies on support from his wife back in Florida to cover the rest.
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