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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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BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $17,670.44

Average cost per trip - $3,534.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 330 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway

Purpose - IMDI boardroom briefing
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $2,002.30
Lodging Cost - $473.73
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,876.03

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - U.S. Germany roundtable for the 21st century
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $10,534.00
Lodging Cost - $498.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - University of Florida
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speak at 6th annual multi-disciplinary symposium on breast disease
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $1,479.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,659.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cardigan Mountain School
Dates - June 1, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, NH

Purpose - Commencement speech
Notes - Other costs for rental car, gas and parking

Travel Cost - $133.50
Lodging Cost - $336.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $92.66
Total Cost - $562.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Endocrinologists
Dates - May 4, 2001 - May 4, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Public service award and address President's luncheon
Notes - Paid personal expense airfare San Antonio to Houston

Travel Cost - $740.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $740.50

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.