Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military Friendly Campus
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FEATURING HELEN MOORE – Military recruiters often tout the accessibility of a college education as one of the biggest reasons why a young person might want to enroll in the Army or Navy. But how many veterans of the US military actually take advantage of the G.I Bill’s educational perk and do so successfully?
In a new book, author Ellen Moore explores the experiences of college students who are military vets of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how they transition to civilian campus life. She also examines the ways in which vets on campus impact anti-war activism and how programs intended to support veterans often overlap with a blanket support of militarism, leading to a suppression of debate.
Ellen Moore, A fellow at the Slow Science Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California. She works as a social worker for recent immigrants at La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland, CA. Her new book is called Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military Friendly Campus.
**This segment was originally broadcast on April 10, 2018.