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This is the 200th edition of Slice since its debut in 2012. Thank you for being a loyal reader. Submissions and comments are always welcome.

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First Generation

Today (Friday, November 8) is First Gen Celebration Day, celebrating students who are the first in their family to attend college. First Year Experience (FYE) is marking the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which promoted college access through initiatives including federal grant and loan programs. Other initiatives and events are planned, including a January conference in the Ohio Union focusing on the first year. On the Columbus campus, nearly 24 percent of the AU19 first-year class is made up of first-generation students. More information is online

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Allergen Free Thanksgiving

Student Life Dining Services is providing an allergen free Thanksgiving meal to any student with a meal plan who has food allergies. The meal will be on Wednesday, November 20, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Loft on the second floor of Traditions at Kennedy. This is a completely allergen free Thanksgiving meal, free of the top eight allergens, in addition to gluten and sesame. To sign up, students should email

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