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University of California-Irvine will hold a week-long humanities ‘boot camp’ in August for 15 veterans of the armed forces preparing for college.

More than a dozen universities are participating in this summer’s push include Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, USC, Notre Dame, Princeton, Georgetown, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Texas A&M and Amherst.

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Work includes reading, discussing and writing about classic texts, and developing study skills, as part of a national push by the Warrior-Scholar Project in Washington, D.C.