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Veterans and Higher Education
Recorded May 23, 2008
Since 2005, Dartmouth President James Wright has made several trips to visit wounded U.S. veterans at military hospitals in Washington, D.C. and in San Diego, Calif. Wright, who served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps (1957-60) before enrolling in college, feels both a special connection to and a particular responsibility to help wounded veterans attend college. Wright worked with American Council on Education, the largest U.S. higher education association, to launch an educational counseling program for wounded veterans.
In this podcast, Wright talks about this work and about his efforts to support a new GI Bill to help all veterans pursue a higher education.