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Afghan American Students, Student Veterans Cope with the Crisis in Afghanistan

When the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan’s government on August 15, Afghan American college students had to watch the chaotic takeover unfold from afar. Afghan...

Evolution of Assistive Technology Presents A World of Possibilities for People...

In October 2007, Mark Daniel, an 18-year-old ironworker, was driving home after several consecutive 80-hour work weeks. Exhausted, he fell asleep at the wheel,...

Cybersecurity Programs Offer Veterans a Natural Transition to Civilian Workforce

Recent high-profile cybersecurity attacks have drawn widespread attention to the nation’s vulnerability when it comes to protecting crucial online systems and sensitive data. Safeguarding...

Saint Leo University Launches Country’s First Veteran Studies Degree

This fall will mark the launch of the country’s first bachelor’s degree in veteran studies at Saint Leo University (Saint Leo), a Catholic liberal...

Universities Offer Mental Health Support to Vulnerable Student Populations During the...

When colleges and universities closed their doors last spring amid rising COVID-19 cases, many vulnerable student populations were left without critical campus resources. Being unable...

Veterans’ Groups Speak Out as Education Department, Consumer Financial Protections Bureau...

Dozens of organizations serving veterans, service members, and their families have been urging the federal government to reconsider its plans to reduce financial protections...

The Military Divide

Business Programs Help Veterans Bridge Gap from Service Member to Civilian Entrepreneur  When veterans come up in public or private conversations, one of two narratives...

WGU Offers Flexible, Affordable Cybersecurity Degrees to Aid Active-Duty Military and...

According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, the world will face a shortage of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by the year 2019. This situation...

Students in Veterans Affairs Residency Program Gain Clinical Experience While Serving...

A competitive program, the Veterans Affairs Learning Opportunity Residency (VALOR) allows nursing and pharmacy students to give back to those who have served our...

Troops to Teachers Programs Serve Veterans and K-12 Schools in Need...

K-12 schools throughout the U.S. began the 2017-2018 academic year facing an ongoing staffing challenge. Teacher shortages are nothing new, but the problem is exacerbated...

Bi-Partisan GI Bill Update Will Greatly Expand Education Benefits for Veterans

Lawmakers unveiled legislation last week that, if passed, will dramatically expand and improve higher education benefits for U.S. military veterans. The update to the...

Colorado to Require All Colleges to Grant Academic Credit for Military...

Colorado recently passed a bill designed to ease the transition from military service to postsecondary education for the state’s service members and veterans. House...

Private Universities Provide Services and Support for Diverse Students to Thrive

As colleges and universities have begun to experience an evolution in the makeup of their student bodies — with incoming classes more diverse now...

New Nonprofit Aims to Make Graduate School Attainable for Service Members

The passage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill created the most generous education package the U.S. had seen since the end of World War...

UMass Lowell Builds Inclusive Community Through Intentionality

As chancellor of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell, Jacqueline Moloney, EdD, understands that when it comes to diversity and inclusion, the best results...

Partnership Aims to Expand Pathways to STEM Education, Careers for Veterans

Thanks to a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) has partnered...

Recent Demise of For-Profit Colleges Opens Up Opportunities to Recruit Veterans

At many Ivy League and other elite colleges, the number of veterans admitted to the student body can be counted on one hand. Tim...

Corporate Partnership Eases Transition for Female Veterans

Nonprofit organization American Corporate Partners (ACP) says it will provide a minimum of 500 free, personalized corporate mentorships to post-9/11 female veterans as they...

USI Dental Hygiene Students Connect with Veterans to Provide Individualized Care

For retired National Guard Sgt. Russell Sumner, dental care is a luxury not often reserved for people in the military. “In the military, if your...

UM-Flint Eases Transition for Veterans from Military to Medical Service

Although rates of homelessness and unemployment among U.S. military veterans have declined significantly in the past decade, in 2014, nearly 50,000 veterans were still...

Nursing Professionals’ Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with three nursing professionals about various issues within nursing education and practice. They offered insight into the increased demand...

Pentagon Opens All Combat Positions to Women, without Exception

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced last week that all military positions will now be open to women, without exception, starting January 1,...

White House Announces Efforts to Ensure Quality Education for Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s day, the White House announced yesterday new measures to ensure the quality of education programs that recruit and market heavily...

SVA Offers Student Veterans Valuable Leadership Training

Composed of member chapters on college campuses nationwide, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans overcome obstacles in order...

States Given Extra Time to Comply with Law Mandating In-State Tuition...

Colleges and universities receiving GI Bill funding will have an additional six months to comply with federal legislation that requires them to charge in-state...