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  • WVU Tech celebrates first-generation college students

    11/07/2019 The Register Herald

    Cody Walker remembers growing up in Oak Hill not always having the same experiences as his peers. Now, several years later, he's among several other first generation college students at WVU Tech.

  • UA Little Rock Grad Tichina Taylor Overcomes Stroke to Earn College Degree

    12/13/2019 University of Arkansas - Little Rock

    After her freshman year of college at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Tichina Taylor experienced a debilitating stroke. Thanks to her strong will to continue pursuing her degree, with lots of support from the UA Little Rock Disability Resource Center and Student Support Services, Taylor will be graduating.

  • One Latina’s journey to college amid admissions scandals and inequities

    12/30/2019 Public Radio International

    Seventeen-year-old Daniela Cortez spent many afternoons this fall in a classroom in San Jose, California, writing and revising her college application essays and learning how to read tax forms so she could apply for financial aid.

  • What to Know as a First-Generation College Student

    05/14/2019 U.S. News & World Report

    FOR MANY first-generation college students, being an academic trailblazer is a dream come true. But despite the excitement, this dream is often beset with challenges.

  • We Must Help First-Generation Students Master Academe’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’

    10/21/2018 The Chronicle of Higher Education

    When the word "innovation" gets used on my campus, I often notice panic spreading across my colleagues’ faces. The thought of chalkboards being dismantled and replaced with complicated, high-tech smartboards and screens can terrify some of them. I admit that the thought of a flipped classroom turns me a bit upside down.

  • University of Michigan Receives First Forward Designation for Commitment to First-Generation Student Success

    06/14/2019 Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced the University of Michigan as part of their inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions.

  • Georgetown Students React To Admissions Fraud Scandal

    Michael Martin 03/17/2019 National Public Radio

    We heard a lot last week about the wealthy parents who allegedly committed bribery and fraud to get their kids into elite universities.

  • First-gen students navigate University’s financial aid system

    Liat Weinstein 01/13/2019 The Michigan Daily

    Many first-generation students at the University of Michigan say they find the financial aid process difficult to navigate, despite the resources available at U-M.

  • First-generation panelists build support network for unique challenges

    Liat Weinstein 10/30/2018 The Michigan Daily

    First-generation student panelists convened Tuesday morning for a discussion about the invaluable role of mentorship in transitioning to life at the University of Michigan. The panel, hosted by the Office of New Student Programs, took place during First Gen Week as part of a series that spotlights the unique experiences of first

  • University hosts freshmen in first annual First Gen Week event

    Alyssa McMurtry 10/29/2018 The Michigan Daily

    First Year Experience, a division of the University of Michigan’s Office of Student Life, hosted “First Gen? First Year? Questions and Community” Monday, an event intended to help first-generation students navigate their freshman years, in Couzens Multipurpose Room.