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Gen-1 Theme House for students at U. of Cincinnati

July 24, 2009

Just 11 percent of low-income, first-generation freshmen earn a bachelor's degree after six years, according to the Pell Institute.

In a mission to get low-income, first-generation students to graduation, the University of Cincinnati has opened the Gen-1 Theme House. There are in-house tutoring and study sessions -- sometimes mandatory, depending on a student’s grades.

There is advising, counseling and mentoring by faculty members, administrators and peers. 

Gen-1 also wants to bring the university’s resources to students’ doorstep. Last year’s dinner guests included the dean of students, the director of ethnic programs and services, and financial aid advisers.  

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Read more in the New York Times.