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Posts tagged with "G.I. Bill"

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    Craig Venter: A Product of Veterans’ Education and Community Colleges

    Yesterday’s big science news — the creation of a bacteria cell with a synthesized genome — comes from the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and San Diego, California. Craig Venter himself is already a scientific legend due to his role in the sequencing of the human genome. But one aspect of his story… Read More
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    Private Research Universities Step Up for G.I. Bill Tuition Assistance

    Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who qualify for graduate degrees in science will have access to some of the country’s top private research universities under a special program included in the new G.I. Bill signed into law last year. Yesterday (15 June) was the deadline for schools to declare their participation in… Read More
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    Navy Helping Veterans Affairs Implement New G.I. Bill

    The U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has signed on to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implement the 21st Century G.I. Bill, VA’s third implementation strategy in as many months. This new plan, outlined by Keith Wilson, the VA’s director of education services, was the focus of testimony on 1… Read More
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    G.I. Bill Video in the New York Times

    The New York Times today (1 November) offers a feature, "Combat to College", on the 21st Century G.I. Bill described in a June 2008 feature in Science Careers on veterans returning to school to study science and engineering. The Times feature today includes a video of Ismael Valenzuela, a former U.S. Marine making the transition… Read More
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    VA to Implement GI Bill with Internal Staff

    In an abrupt reversal, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced late Friday it will rely on its own information technology staff to implement the 21st century G.I. Bill rather than contracting out the work. As recently as 3 weeks ago, VA officials told Congress that they needed outside help to meet the tight deadlines… Read More
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    Department of Veterans Affairs to Outsource G.I. Bill?

    At the 2008 American Legion convention in Phoenix, Arizona, last week, representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs took part in a round-table session on the new G.I. Bill, where they discussed plans to outsource the bill’s implementation. According to participants at the roundtable, the department’s plans received a frosty rec… Read More
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    Ohio Extends In-State Tuition to All Veterans

    If you’re a veteran anywhere in the United States, and plan to go to college, the state of Ohio wants you. A key provision of the recently passed 21st Century G.I. Bill, the subject of Science Careers story last month, is the increased tuition benefits for veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The… Read More
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    New G.I. Bill Now Law

    President Bush this morning signed into law the Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental funding measure that includes the "21st Century G.I. Bill" legislation described in a Science Careers article earlier this month. The bill expands educational benefits to veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing support more in line w… Read More
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    Senate Passes G.I. Bill

    The Senate last night passed by a 92-6 vote the Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental spending bill that includes the G.I. Bill legislation described in an article earlier this month on Science Careers. Last Friday, the House passed the supplemental funding bill, also with the G.I. Bill legislation, by a similarly large margin. According to the Washington… Read More
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    House, Bush Agree on New G.I. Bill

    Reports from Capitol Hill today tell of a deal between the House of Representatives and the White House on a new G.I. Bill, the subject of story in Science Careers earlier this month. Both the House and the Senate attached the G.I. Bill legislation to an Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental funding measure. The new G.I. Bill aims… Read More