May 13, 2009
Kansas University graduate student Ari Jean-Baptiste, right, a chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army, laughs with classmate Matt Miles, a first-year graduate student from Lecompton, as he unloads his laptop in preparation for a statistics class recently at KU. During his second tour in Iraq, Jean-Baptiste sustained injuries when his helicopter went down near Kirkuk. That was in 2007. Today, he is one of seven students enrolled in KU’s Wounded Warrior program, a partnership between the university and the U.S. Army.