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At CCSU Graduation, Larson Touts Public Service Program

At CCSU Graduation, Larson Touts Public Service Program

HARTFORD — U. S. Rep. John B. Larson used Central Connecticut State University's undergraduate commencement Saturday to announce legislation intended to allow college graduates to trade public service for student loan relief. More than 1,700 graduates collected their diplomas at Central's graduation at the XL Center in Hartford, and many cheered when the East Hartford Democrat described his plan to ease student debt. Larson told the graduates and their families that fewer than 1 percent of the nation's 320 million citizens serve in the armed forces, the Peace Corp or other service organizations, such as Teach for America, AmeriCorps or AmeriCorps Vista. Many are...

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