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From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

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American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

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Trips sponsored by

Duke University


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,912.14


Traveler: Chess Bedsole (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, A SEMINAR FOR HEALTH CARE STAFF FROM ALL NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES.
Date: Nov 10, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $399.40
source

Traveler: Dick Frandsen (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: DURHAM, N.C.
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE AT DUKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL THE SUBJECT ON "EPA AT THIRTY: EVALUATING AND IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY"
Date: Dec 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $633.58
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED DINNER GUESTS THEN GAVE KEYNOTE AT TERRY SANFORD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Date: Oct 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.22
source

Traveler: Kim Kotlar (from the office of William Thornberry)
Destination: HOME TO DUKE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $219.00
source

Traveler: Kate Heath (from the office of John Edwards)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INCREASE STAFFERS' UNDERSTANDING OF MED SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirhland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: ATTACHED
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $723.66
source

Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $471.66
source

Traveler: Andrew Barwig (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $633.63
source

Traveler: Dawn Myers (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: RALIEGH-DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON THE INTERRELATED MISSIONS OF ACADEMIC MED. CENTERS IN EDUCATING HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,013.16
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirkland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: North Carolina
Purpose: Educational program on the interrelated missions of academic medical centers in educating the health care workforce, advancing medical knowledge through research, providing high-quality health care, and serving the community
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $696.66
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: COMMUNITY LEGACY AWARD
Date: May 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $533.47
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BOSTON TO RALEIGH/DURHAM TO FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $607.70
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Traveler: Vince Sampson (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
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American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.