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Public colleges leaders in reaching first-generation students

RE “COLLEGES sharpen efforts to meet needs of first-generation students” (Page A1, Sept. 30): It’s a good thing that fine institutions such as MIT, Tufts, Northeastern, Brown, Colby, and Smith have begun to boost their efforts to reach out to first-generation college students. It’s not so good that in your story on this topic there is no mention whatever of public colleges and universities, such as UMass Boston, also a fine institution, which for decades has served and graduated first-generation students by the thousands.

A word or two about public higher education might have been better than invisibility. But for information about the not-so-newly discovered needs of first-generation students, it would have been better yet to consult the experts.

Jeffrey Mitchell

Cambridge

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