September 17, 2012
Colleges Venture Off Campus to Bridge Military-Civilian Divide
Mark Abramson for The Chronicle
Ever since the original GI Bill set millions of World War II veterans on the path to college degrees, higher education has shaped many vets' transition to civilian life. But as today's returning service members confront a stagnant economy—and a society in which so few Americans share their military experience—colleges' role in that transition is expanding. It now extends to veterans who may never set foot in a classroom.
The nation's veteran population is expected to swell