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Veterans Day 2011: Annual count of veterans on elite college campuses | Inside Higher Ed

Veterans Day 2011: Annual count of veterans on elite college campuses | Inside Higher Ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why is it that even the young people who have government funding can't be better served by higher education?


"The count is in – the number of undergraduate veterans in 31 of the nation’s self-proclaimed most highly selective colleges? 232*. At Bunker Hill Community College, where I teach and work? 450. The * is because some colleges don’t know the exact number.


This column always sends me breathing into a brown paper bag to calm down. I beg the ghost of I.F. Stone to forgive me for lapses of thinking any numbers represented progress while reporting this absurd and disgraceful story. ...


The only news that might awaken these private colleges and universities is that this week's 'Doonesbury' certified this absence of veterans as a national issue. In Sunday’s strip (click here), the Vietnam veteran, Iraq amputee and college football coach BD confronts the admissions director, who has been ignoring BD’s emails."

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Creating a veteran-friendly college as part of your brand | Community College Times

This article is brief but practical, using what was learned in creating a sucessful progam at Clackamas Community College. The lead on each of the "key lessons" learned:

  • Dedicate staff members who speak the “veteran language";
  • Keep veterans services in one place;
  • Create strong partnerships;
  • Serve the entire family; and
  • Educate your staff.
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