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Something Good About an Ivy League President

James Wright, president of Dartmouth College and a former Marine, has helped set up counseling services at military hospitals for wounded veterans, as reported in the Christian Science Monitor. The services are meant to facilitate entry into college for the vets, particularly when they are unable to return to their former work.

Wright was “simultaneously troubled and inspired” by the sacrifices of our men during the Battle of Fallujah in November 2004. He began to visit military hospitals, where the soldiers would ask him for advice. This prompted him to work with the American Council on Education to raise money. Now services are operative at several military hospitals and have helped over 100 former servicemen to go to college or take courses.


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