First-generation Student Links

October 9, 2014: Employment expectations no enriching experience by Chayenne Mia

This article is written by a Columbia University student who makes the case for eliminating the work study requirement for low-income students at Columbia, as the University of Chicago recently did.

October 15, 2014: Colleges differ in “first-generation” definitions by Zoe Hardwick

The definition of “first-generation” varies from college to college. This article discusses Dartmouth’s definition, as well as of other schools in the Ivy League.

October 16, 2014: Bills and barriers: Greek life, beyond the sticker price by Lauren Feiner

This article details the expensive dues students pay to be a part of Greek life and how it may create socioeconomic barriers.

October 16, 2014: Senate creates committee to plan leadership stipends by Rebecca Savransky

Northwestern’s student government announced its plan to allocate stipends for students on financial need that want to pursue leadership positions.

October 16, 2014: WSU embraces First-Gen Warriors by Kim Schneider

Winona State University students recently launched their First-Gen Warrior Club. The article details some of their initiatives, as well as support systems on the campus.


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