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President James Wright's effort to increase education aid for veterans was featured in USA Today. Veteran Samuel Crist '10 is also highlighted in "New GI Bill could open education doors for more vets." The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act takes effect August 1. "Diversity is about more than race and religion and national background," says Wright, who served in the Marines and was the first in his family to attend college. "These veterans are part of a demographic that is being missed."

As President Barack Obama considers changes to the health care system, he has cited research by Elliott Fisher and his colleagues at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Findings indicate that health care spending varies widely between regions of the country, often with little correlation to outcomes. "...Fisher found that patients in high-cost areas were actually less likely to receive low-cost preventative services, such as flu and pneumonia vaccines, faced longer waits at doctor and emergency room visits, and were less likely to have a primary-care physician," reported The New Yorker. Other recent coverage includes: BusinessWeek, CNN, Slate, and Vermont Public Radio.

Last Updated: 6/13/09