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Another kind of boot camp

A program on campus helps returning veterans prepare for college.

Kim O'Malley

Kim O'Malley

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For two weeks in May and June, 20 military veterans came to Yale for a free “academic boot camp” designed to help their transition from the military to the colleges they’ll soon be entering. (At left, a few participants admire the Audubon folio in the Beinecke Library.) Founded at Yale in 2012 by Chris Howell ’14, Jesse Reising ’11, and Nick Rugoff ’11, the Warrior-Scholar Project now has such programs at 18 colleges. CEO Maura Sullivan says the program exposes veterans to “analytical reading, writing, and study skills, giving them the confidence and skill sets to hit the ground running their first day on campus at our nation’s top colleges.”

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