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How can we help the tens of thousands of college students who have been defrauded? SpeedKingz/Shutterstock.com

Why students need better protection from loan fraud

Students across the country have been defrauded by for-profit schools. Fine print in their enrollment contracts has stopped them from bringing their cases to court, but new rules could help.
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Helping military service members complete college

Every year, thousands of active military and veterans enroll as undergrads, but only half leave with a degree. What cheap and effective strategies could help our military complete college?
The federal government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans to help them find jobs following their service. Sara D. Davis/AP Images for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

US civil service’s preference for hiring military vets comes at a hidden cost

The US government has long shown a hiring preference for veterans. But because of the demographics of the US military, this has limited the federal workforce's diversity.
Some soldiers’ wounds in WWI were more mental than physical. George Metcalf Archival Collection

From shell-shock to PTSD, a century of invisible war trauma

Mental health trauma has always been a part of war. Treatments have come a long way over the last century, but we still don't understand why the responses change for different people and times.
In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, California. AP/Rich Pedroncelli, File

Caring for veterans: A privilege and a duty

A physician who has spent 25 years working within VA hospitals reflects on what it has meant to him to serve those who have served our country.
Visitors walk past a field of United States flags displayed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on the Boston Common. The 37,000 flags are planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the present. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sometimes the best medicine for a veteran is the company of another veteran

The culture all veterans share may provide the best support for those struggling with mental health issues.

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