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The War Stories We Tell

by Heather Marie Stur, Ph.D. My Honors students and I recently watched the 1946 Oscar-winning film, The Best Years of Our Lives, which follows three World War II veterans as they return home and struggle to settle back into civilian … Continue reading

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“You’ve Come a Long Way … Maybe”: American Women in Combat

by Heather Marie Stur Last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter announced that the armed services would open all combat positions to women in anticipation of President Obama‚Äôs January 2016 deadline for doing so. What this means, Carter … Continue reading

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