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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.  


Read more in the New York Times.