Education: Quick Study

COLLEGE FRESHMEN DIRTY THEIR HANDS

Some colleges this fall are welcoming freshmen by putting them to work outdoors on community-service projects. At Wabash College in Indiana, new students head off campus to work at such projects as painting local buildings. Newcomers to Colorado College clean up public parks and animals' habitats. Freshmen, pictured at right, at Amherst College in Massachusetts hoe fields for a farm run by a local food bank. Students find the work a valuable way to bond with one another and their new community.

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