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The First Gen Movement

Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

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American RadioWorks |
Image: Harvard First Generation Student Union Facebook Page.

The First Gen Movement

Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

Recent Posts

  • 04.15.15

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ABERCROMBIE, NEIL, Democratic Party
Hawaii

Total number of trips - 21
Total cost of trips - $32,409.65

Average cost per trip - $1,543.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 200 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Gary Galiager, Esq.
Dates - January 29, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kahului, HI - Maui, HI

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $122.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $122.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics
Dates - August 6, 2000 - August 7, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,075.18
Lodging Cost - $113.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $30.38
Total Cost - $1,218.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Graphics Communications International Union
Dates - September 10, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $671.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $671.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California State Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 26, 2000 - May 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $119.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $119.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - September 10, 2000 - September 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,145.71
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,145.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington State Labor Counsel
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $367.00
Lodging Cost - $124.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $491.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ancient & Honorable Artillery Co.of Massachusetts
Dates - June 3, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Sponsor formally listed as Rooney Group.

Travel Cost - $1,552.99
Lodging Cost - $229.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,781.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Office and Professional Employees Union International
Dates - June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,877.00
Lodging Cost - $349.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,226.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - July 27, 2001 - July 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,872.00
Lodging Cost - $69.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,941.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Nancie Caraway, lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Transportation Union
Dates - July 22, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Winnepeg, Canada

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,252.00
Lodging Cost - $192.68
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,444.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 8, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,313.50
Lodging Cost - $370.65
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,724.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Quad City Federation of Labor
Dates - December 4, 2001 - December 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Moline, IL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $328.00
Lodging Cost - $55.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $383.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Professional Airways System Specialists
Dates - August 6, 2001 - August 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Myrtle Beach, SC

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $254.50
Lodging Cost - $117.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $372.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Assoc. Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters
Dates - August 7, 2001 - August 8, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Myrtle Beach, SC - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $403.50
Lodging Cost - $156.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $559.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California State Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orange County, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes - The hotel assigned a block of complimentary rooms to Letter Carriers. Rep. Abercrombie stayed in one of the complimentary rooms.

Travel Cost - $459.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $459.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Communications Workers of America
Dates - June 7, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,036.50
Lodging Cost - $64.51
Meal Cost - $43.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,144.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO, Nevada state chapter
Dates - June 19, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $535.20
Lodging Cost - $152.87
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $688.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Member: Honolulu - Denver/Vail - Washington, DC Spouse: Honolulu - Denver - Honolulu Personal Expense 8/10 - 8/12 for spouse

Travel Cost - $3,889.86
Lodging Cost - $756.00
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost - $825.90
Total Cost - $5,725.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Operative Plasterers' & Cement Mason's Int'l Assn
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Honolulu, HI - Las Vegas, NV - Honolulu, HI

Travel Cost - $3,782.00
Lodging Cost - $141.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,923.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Crystal Sugar Co
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fargo, ND

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Honolulu, HI - Fargo, ND - Honolulu, HI

Travel Cost - $1,915.60
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,064.60

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image: Harvard First Generation Student Union Facebook Page.

The First Gen Movement

Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

Recent Posts

  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.
  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.