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Gearan Quoted in Providence Journal

Colleges President Mark Gearan was quoted in the article “Bush Calls for More Americorps, Peace Corps Volunteers” in the Jan. 31 Providence Journal. Gearan stated that it is important not to trade Peace Corps independence for the efficient coordination that the White House umbrella agency might bring. “The Peace Corps cannot be seen as an arm of foreign policy, of the State Department and, for the good of the volunteers, can't be seen in any way as an intelligence-gathering body,” Gearan said. He noted, for example, that Peace Corps outposts have always been located outside of American embassies.