The academic quarter at the University of California, Irvine lasts 10 weeks. But one
group of freshmen was given a head start this year. As part of the campus Student
Success Initiative, nearly 100 first-generation students were welcomed into dorms
this summer, months before the fall quarter began. The program is one of several in
the University of California system that aim to give them access to the same kind
of help many students get from parents with more resources. … Last week, we checked
in with 10 of those students, who are now preparing for their first set of finals.
For the full story, please visit https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/california-today-uc-irvine-first-generation-students.html.
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