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William Aitch and Yue Jiang enjoy dinner at MU's dining facility, Plaza 900, on Tuesday July, 12.
New scrutiny not a deterrent to international students
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MADELEINE GLENSKI
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BISHOP LEBLOND HIGH SCHOOL/St. Joseph, Mo.

Before Sept. 11, 2001, David Currey thought his job centered on helping international students. In the decade since, his duties increasingly focus on monitoring them. "It's just changed the nature of our work," said Currey, assistant director of MU's International Center.

New GI bill helps soldiers returning from post-9/11 wars
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Boonville High School/Boonville, Mo.

More military veterans can now afford college, thanks to a new GI Bill created following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The bill, approved in Congress in 2009, helps military veterans go to college because many return from battle injured or disabled and sometimes cannot afford to pay for a college education.

Experts discuss roots of terrorism
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Plantation High School/Plantation, Fla

Terrorist attacks such as those that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, are usually provoked by the politicization of ethnicity, religion or ideology, an MU terrorism expert said. “They’re people,” said Paul Wallace, a political science professor who teaches a course about terrorism. “They have the same kinds of behavior changes we do, but they become radicalized.”

Parents talk about 9/11 with a new generation
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Bishop LeBlond High School/St. Joseph, Mo.

Ten years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, mention of the event brought tears to Christine Sandvol’s eyes. For her 7-year-old son, Paul, talk of 9/11 brought a look of confusion.

MUJW inspires legacy of passion for journalism
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Overton High School/Memphis, Tenn.

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Students take time to better understand terrorism, Middle East through MU class
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Whitehaven High School/Memphis, Tenn.

COLUMBIA — Men and women stand in a classroom dressed as terrorists, not for Halloween, but for the sake of education.