Barbara Coombs Lee

Barbara coombs lee

Barbara Coombs Lee, PA, FNP, JD, (born 1947) is an American activist and president of Compassion & Choices, a national non-profit organization dedicated to expanding and protecting the rights of the terminally ill. She practiced as a nurse and physician assistant for 25 years before becoming an attorney and devoting her professional life to individual choice and empowerment in health care. During two statewide campaigns she served as Chief Petitioner of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. Barbara Coombs Lee has appeared on NBC News, CNN Crossfire, 60 Minutes, McNeil Lehrer News Hour, NPR, The Today Show, and Bill Moyers' "On Death and Dying." She has also testified before state legislatures and the U.S. Congress.

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1. Vassar College Colleges/University

Vassar College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States. The Vassar campus comprises over 1,000 acres (4.0 km) and more than 100 buildings, including four National Historic Landmarks, ranging in style from Collegiate Gothic to International, designed over the course of the college’s history by a range of prominent architects, including James Renwick Jr., Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, and Cesar Pelli. In a designated arboretum, the campus features more than 200 species of trees, a native plant preserve, and a 400-acre (1.6 km) ecological preserve.

Type Mixed-sex education
2013. 869 mil. $
2010. 713 mil. $
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124 Raymond Ave., 12604 - Poughkeepsie, New York
2013. 2,477
2010. 2,446
2009. 2,400
Acceptance rate
2012. 22.8 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 47.2 K $
2010. 42.6 K $
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