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After Supreme Court affirmative action ruling, renewed focus on first-generation students



As the daughter of a single mother who started college but wasn’t able to finish her degree, Natalie Lebron-Marines was unsure whether to check yes or no when answering the question about first-generation status on her college applications. 

“In the application process, one of the first questions you’re asked is, ‘Are you first-generation?’ And it’s like, ‘OK, well what does that mean?’” Lebron-Marines said. 

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