November 20, 2014 | 10 a.m.
By Tricia Theurer, Communications Specialist
Professor of History Chris Gehrz was quoted in a recent Star Tribune article about the significance of the G.I. Bill (official name: Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944), which provided college tuition and living expenses to World War II veterans. The article describes how the bill, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last week, forever changed the college-university landscape by opening up the possibility of higher education to a new type of student.
The topic is timely for Gehrz, as he’s been researching Bethel’s history during World War II through his project “Bethel at War.”