Diverse Military
by Dian Schaffhauser

A new survey reported that while most adults see the value in higher education to prepare them for career advancement — especially those who have some level of college experience — concerns about incurring student debt and college affordability are the major barriers they face in returning to school. Sixty percent of all respondents said […]

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by University of Colorado

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved a new and innovative MOOC-delivered master’s degree in electrical engineering–the first of its type in the world. The on-demand, asynchronous, and fully online degree, to be offered by the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, will provide high-quality […]

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by Associated Press

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — A commander at the U.S. Air Force Academy has apologized after a lower-ranking officer sent an email construed as derogatory to African-Americans. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Master Sgt. Zachary Parish sent the message to cadets Wednesday admonishing them about haircuts and saying retired basketball superstar Michael Jordan was […]

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by Tim Swift

Friends of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student killed in Wednesday’s mass shooting have started a petition for him to be buried with full military honors. Witnesses said 15-year-old Peter Wang, a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, was shot and killed while ushering others to safety. Peter died in his JROTC uniform, witnesses […]

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Support for Service Members

by Statesman Journal Editorial Board

Can we get a shout-out for Senate Bill 1557, the bill that would make academic accommodation for Oregon military members called up for active duty? This exhortation is necessary because the bill has bipartisan sponsors and enjoys widespread bipartisan support. More importantly, it is a no-nonsense modification bill that will help Oregonians in the military […]


by Wesley Wilson

When I was in high school, I had a GPA of 1.6 and barely graduated. Nonetheless, my mother always believed that I would be the first person in our family to receive my college degree. In 2010, she passed away in a head-on collision car accident, and I became a ward of the state at […]

A Grand Encampment

by Maj. Gen. Robert Scales

President Trump wants a parade. I say, let him have it. But let’s do it American style. He’s suggesting an Independence Day event. Terrific idea, but, to avoid the punishing afternoon heat, let’s do the march down Pennsylvania Avenue at about nine in the morning. At the end of the march have the tanks, infantry […]