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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.

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    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

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    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.

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BAIRD, BRIAN, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $22,099.21

Average cost per trip - $3,683.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 282 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Parks Conservation Association
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Denali, AK

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Spouse Dr. Rachel Nugent

Travel Cost - $1,280.38
Lodging Cost - $777.32
Meal Cost - $187.80
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,245.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Psychological Association
Dates - August 25, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Deliver William Bevan lecture at APA annual convention
Notes - Indicates both dates were at personal expense, other costs are copy services, trans cost includes $53 in cab fare

Travel Cost - $202.50
Lodging Cost - $184.04
Meal Cost - $18.11
Other Cost - $6.50
Total Cost - $411.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Educational - civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - Spouse Rachel Nugent accompanied. Other costs are entry fees. $1000 of cost was paid personally by Baird

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost - $168.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $558.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Potomac, MD

Purpose - Congressional Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh
Notes - Spouse Rachel Nugent accompanied

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $268.80
Meal Cost - $268.80
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $562.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Rachel Nugent accompanied

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $635.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange
Dates - December 13, 2003 - December 20, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan

Purpose - International Exchange with Japanese Political, business, and social leaders
Notes - Spouse - Rachel Nugent

Travel Cost - $13,921.06
Lodging Cost - $2,057.94
Meal Cost - $957.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,936.96

Additional family members - Yes

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.