A historic promise

A historic promise

Fort Lewis College tuition waiver still changing lives for better
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Davonne Teri John, who is a member of the Navajo tribe, waits in line before Fort Lewis College’s spring 2012 commencement ceremony in April. The tuition waiver helped her and many others afford college, John said. “I think it’s a valuable attribute of the college, and at the same time, it’s something that can be misunderstood about why it is there and why students receive it,” she said.
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Teacher Martha R. Clarke leads a needlework lesson for students at the Native American boarding school. The boarding school occupied Fort Lewis College’s original campus near Hesperus until 1911, when the federal government gave the land to the state of Colorado. In return, Colorado agreed to maintain the land and buildings as an institution of learning and admit Native American students tuition free.

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Davonne Teri John, who is a member of the Navajo tribe, waits in line before Fort Lewis College’s spring 2012 commencement ceremony in April. The tuition waiver helped her and many others afford college, John said. “I think it’s a valuable attribute of the college, and at the same time, it’s something that can be misunderstood about why it is there and why students receive it,” she said.
Teacher Martha R. Clarke leads a needlework lesson for students at the Native American boarding school. The boarding school occupied Fort Lewis College’s original campus near Hesperus until 1911, when the federal government gave the land to the state of Colorado. In return, Colorado agreed to maintain the land and buildings as an institution of learning and admit Native American students tuition free.
IN THIS SERIES

TODAY: The tuition waiver’s history, regional economic impact and symbolic importance.
MONDAY: Past use of Fort Lewis College’s former campus and its effect on the tuition waiver.
TUESDAY: Legislators and college officials hope to shift some

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