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Veterans’ goals at University shaped by military experience

Alex Braem, senior in LAS and member of the National Guard, stands on a resupply mission on Turan Island in the Red Sea in March 2012.
December 10, 2014

Patricia Starks couldn’t sleep without hearing the sounds of fighter jets flying overhead when she returned to the University from Iraq. Starks is just one of about 300 veterans on campus. The transition...

University ranked No. 37 for ‘Best for Vets’ school

Veteran students study in the Veteran Student Lounge in the basement of Illini Union on Monday. Study groups allow student veterans to be with “like-minded people.”
December 9, 2014

The Military Times ranked the University as a top-tier school in the annual list of “Best for Vets” colleges. The University was ranked No. 37 among the top 100 four-year institutions. The publication...

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