Eye On Boise

TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2007, 7:29 A.M.

UI attracting first-generation students

University of Idaho President Tim White told legislative budget writers this morning that 37 percent of new freshmen who enroll at the U of I are the first generation in their families to go to college. “That’s a proud statistic for me,” he said, noting that he is an immigrant and was himself the first generation of his family to go to college. “I always joke that I’ll be the last to leave,” he said to chuckles.

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