Columbia Grad School of Journalism Covers 2008 Service Nation Summit

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Welcome to Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's coverage of the 9/11/08 Obama-McCain Presidential Candidate's Forum on the Columbia University Campus.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Times: Students Mix Studies With Volunteer Work, for Credits

The New York Times ties today's events to the Engineering School's service learning requirement:
For Morris Michael, 19, a sophomore in Columbia’s engineering department, the effort is perhaps even more personal than usual. He was one of the so-called Lost Boys of Sudan, displaced in a civil war there.

"I have spent my life running around,” he said. "And I have lived like a refugee wherever I am. It was community service — someone reaching out to me — that allowed me to be here today. So community service defines me. I am community service.'"

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