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Educational Opportunities Remain a Major Draw for New Military Recruits
In an ongoing survey, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) asks a key question: What made you want to serve? Fifty-three percent, said the reason they joined the armed services was the educational benefits.
August 29, 2021
University of Illinois Chicago Granted $2.25 Million for Next Generation Energetic Materials
The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) has been granted $2.25 million to create a research center by the U.S. Army through a program to diversify its research base through partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). The five-year grant will establish EXtreme EnErgy Density (EXEED), a research center focused on […]
July 6, 2021
Kean University Receives $447,971 from Education Department to Expand Veterans Services
Kean University has received a $447,971 grant to expand its student veteran services through a new center, according to Kean officials. The money – from the U.S. Department of Education over three years – will go toward creating the Center for Veterans Services (CFVS) at multiple locations – the school’s main campus and at Kean […]
February 25, 2021
U.S. Army War College Head Suspended, Matters Unrelated to Role
Maj. Gen. Stephen Maranian, head of the U.S. Army War College, has been suspended from his school duties by the Army, The Hill reported. “This matter is under investigation and unrelated to his current position,” Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said in a statement. Maj. Gen. David Hill, deputy chief of engineers and deputy commanding general […]
February 10, 2021
Newly-Established U.S. Naval Community College Begins Pilot Program
Around 550 Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard members began classes virtually yesterday as part of the United States Naval Community College (USNCC) pilot program.
January 14, 2021
New Research Makes the Case for More Student Veteran Enrollment
A recently published brief from the American Talent Initiative (ATI) is making the case for colleges and universities to enroll and support more student veterans.
December 4, 2020
Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on ROTC Programs
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at higher ed institutions across the country in unique ways.
November 17, 2020
Platform Assists Higher Ed Institutions in Retaining Students
Aviso Retention, an educational assistance platform, is allowing higher ed institutions to retain their students and better help them succeed.
November 9, 2020
Program Helps Veterans Transition Into College
Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), is a D.C.-based non-profit that helps active-duty and veteran students pursue or transition into higher education.
November 6, 2020
Higher Ed Institutions Step Up to Support Veteran, ROTC Students
Amid the changes necessary to adapt to a new normal of all-virtual or hybrid instruction given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, higher ed institutions are stepping up to meet the unique needs of student veterans.
October 11, 2020
Biden Campaign Gets Boost From Retired Military, Intelligence Officers
Nearly 500 retired senior military officials, diplomats and other officials signed an open letter last Thursday, endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as “the leader our nation needs” and “a good man with a strong sense of right and wrong.” “We are former public servants who have devoted our careers, and in many cases risked […]
September 27, 2020
Air Force Takes Steps to Establish a More Inclusive Environment
To establish a more inclusive environment within the United States Air Force, the “Seek to Understand” video series was launched. The first topic of discussion was microaggressions.
September 11, 2020
Citadel Chairman Resigns Amid Threats of Ouster
Fred Price Jr., the Citadel’s board chairman resigned Wednesday when he sat down to testify before a state legislative screening panel, The Post and Courier reported. Price has faced criticism from Republican state Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, a Citadel graduate, who opposed a new school policy – called the sophomore shuffle – “that moved freshmen into […]
September 10, 2020
New William & Mary Program Supports Veterans as They Transition to the Civilian Workforce
William & Mary (W&M) is utilizing an anonymous $10 million gift from an alumna to establish the Veteran-to-Executive Transition program (W&M VET).
September 10, 2020
Vanderbilt’s Bass Military Scholars Program Helps Veterans Hone Skills Applicable to the Civilian World
Honorably discharged military veterans may apply for $25,000 per year to pursue graduate studies in five schools at Vanderbilt University.
September 9, 2020
Living History: Meet the First African American to Serve as Air Force Chief of Staff
On June 9th, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. to become Air Force chief of staff, making him the first African American to lead a branch of the U.S. military. Brown’s confirmation came shortly after he made a video in which he discussed what he was thinking in the wake […]
September 4, 2020
The Air Force’s First Female African American Fighter Pilot Is Paving the Way For Women of Color
The Air Force’s first female African American fighter pilot is focused on helping others achieve their goals. Although Lt. Col. Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell officially retired from the Air Force last spring, she is still making her mark on future officers at the Air Force Academy. She is teaching physical education and is the director of […]
September 4, 2020
Amazon Offers New Online Certificate Program for Its Military Employees
In partnership with the City University of Seattle, Amazon will offer training that could promote its military employees and their families to higher-paying jobs in the company through a new online certification program, reports the Rome News-Tribune. Amazon military veteran employees can take the program’s six online courses, which include topics such as database technologies, […]
August 25, 2020
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