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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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BAKER, RICHARD HUGH, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $26,980.34

Average cost per trip - $2,452.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 241 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - November 26, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,360.00
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $437.00
Other Cost - $303.00
Total Cost - $3,910.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - original had total costs in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $680.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Association of Risk Professionals
Dates - January 31, 2000 - February 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $765.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $290.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $330.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fannie Mae
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Financial Services -- Technology Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,950.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Meeting/seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $661.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,771.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle
Dates - August 31, 2000 - September 2, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $1,265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stephens Inc.
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Doesn't indicate what other costs are

Travel Cost - $1,800.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $2,700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak at SIA's legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Kay Baker, lodge cost listed as $305 per night for one room, other costs are ground travel

Travel Cost - $2,287.50
Lodging Cost - $915.00
Meal Cost - $884.00
Other Cost - $211.00
Total Cost - $4,297.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle
Dates - April 6, 2004 - April 11, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - To speak at various meetings at their conference and reviewed housing issues
Notes - Spouse - Kay Baker

Travel Cost - $5,256.84
Lodging Cost - $2,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,311.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Dates - April 15, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - GA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - BTR - GA / GA - BTR (Baton Rouge) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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.