UM: Veterans

The Freep writes about how universities are preparing for an anticipated increase in veterans on campus when the new GI bill takes effect. The article quotes two vets who are attending UM: Derek Blumke, co-founder of the national Student Veterans of America, and Carl Ireland, president of the Student Veterans’ UM chapter. They are lobbying for UM to grant in-state tuition to all vets. Says Ireland: “The whole idea is make Michigan veteran-friendly, a place that is welcoming and a place where they’d want to pursue their education.” [Source]