Colleges Help Veterans Advance From Combat to Classroom

Candice Towell

A tailgate party for veterans at the U. of Nevada at Reno: "The question they always get is, 'Have you killed anybody?,'" says an expert on the transition from combat to campus. "Being around people who don't make judgments about you … is important to veterans."
October 18, 2009

After 19 years in the U.S. Army, Steven W. Todd arrived at Western Michigan University with needs the average college freshman could hardly imagine.

The 41-year-old veteran has trouble concentrating because of a brain injury he suffered when he was…

This content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers