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Brown University is opening a center for its students who are the first in their families to attend college.

The Ivy League school is set to open a First-Generation College Student Center in its sciences library this summer.

Brown recently announced the center will have a $30,000 annual budget. The center will have office and meeting space, a lounge and shared classroom and event space.

Brown says it wants to have a dedicated home for resources to help these students navigate college life.

Students have pushed for more activities, programs and resources to support first-generation students. Brown has offered more in recent years.

The college says those efforts led to an expansion of its First-Generation College Student Initiative.

First-generation students comprise about 16 percent of Brown's undergraduate student body.




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