WESTWOOD, CA: September 22, 2017 - Desiree Felix, age 18, unpacks her dorm room in Hendrick Hall at

WESTWOOD, CA: September 22, 2017 - Desiree Felix, age 18, unpacks her dorm room in Hendrick Hall at UCLA. Felix is the first generation in her family to attend college. UCLA is offering specialized dorm floors, faculty mentors and other support to students who are the first in their families to attend college as part of a new systemwide University of California initiative. The nation's leading public research university system enrolls an astonishingly high percentage of first-generation students - 42% compared to 17% at Stanford. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)
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