Monthly Archives: July 2012

Senate Committee Report on For-Profit Colleges Condemns Costs and Practices

From the New York Times By Tamar Lewin   Wrapping up a two-year investigation of for-profit colleges, SenatorTom Harkin will issue a final report on Monday — a voluminous, hard-hitting indictment of almost every aspect of the industry, filled with troubling statistics … Continue reading

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POTUS Signs Veterans Skills to Jobs Act into Law

Great news for veterans. Thanks Congressman Walz( USA CSM Ret.) ——– From MinnPost.com By Devin Henry WASHINGTON — President Obama signed Rep. Tim Walz’s Veterans Skills to Jobs Act into law on Monday. The House and Senate unanimously passed the … Continue reading

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Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Urged Into Mental Health Treatment By Telephone Motivational Interviewing

From Medical News Today A brief therapeutic intervention called motivational interviewing, administered over the telephone, was significantly more effective than a simple “check-in” call in getting Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with mental health diagnoses to begin treatment for their conditions, in … Continue reading

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Survey: Veterans valued but often misunderstood

From the Spokesman-Review by Chelsea Bannach While Americans generally value and respect veterans, they also misunderstand them in some respects, a recently released survey found. The nearly 2.4 million post-9/11 veterans are viewed as national assets who are lauded by the … Continue reading

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VCS Testifies Before DNC Platform Drafting Committee

Cross-posted from disabledveterans.org DNC Platform Drafting Committee and Testimony As a part of our efforts to get veterans a square deal, this weekend we testified before this committee to make veteran’s concerns heard. We hope to make the same presentation … Continue reading

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