U.S. Public Service Academy founder to lecture at College

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February 5, 2008

1:12 AM

The Office of Student Volunteer Services will be hosting former Teach For America corps member Chris Myers Asch today at 7 p.m. in the University Center Tidewater B.

p. Asch and fellow corps member Shawn Raymond were recently noted in the September issue of Time magazine for the proposed establishment of a federal academy to train students for a life in public service. The U.S. Public Service Academy is pending approval from Congress on legislation that has been endorsed by Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Arlen Specter (R-Penn).

p. The legislation, if passed, would allocate $164 million per year in federal funds for the founding of the 5,000-student academy.

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