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Despite shutdown, student conference continues at UNI

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The TRiO Student Leadership Conference welcomed nearly 200 students from across the state at the University of Northern Iowa Oct. 9.

The program is catered to low-income, disabled, or first-generation college students. High school juniors and seniors, as well as college students, attended the conference.

A range of talks and work sessions aimed to empower these individuals.

TRiO programs exist at various schools to provide advisory and support services.

As a federally-funded service, the government shutdown has affected TRiO. However, Iowa TRiO gets funds from a grant every five years, so the immediate statewide impact is not significant.

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