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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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BERRY, MARION, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $21,227.68

Average cost per trip - $1,415.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 43 days
Rank of representative - 290 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Speak at annual conference
Notes - Meals paid for by AR division of Farm Bureau

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost - $108.24
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $238.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip/discuss impact of UN embargo.
Notes - Other expense: logistic services, books, license

Travel Cost - $993.00
Lodging Cost - $355.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost - $286.00
Total Cost - $1,874.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Woolgrowers Association
Dates - December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT

Purpose - Annual meeting, speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $869.00
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost - $54.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,028.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Peanut Producers
Dates - July 30, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Panama City, FL

Purpose - Speak at national convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $532.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan Ag committee meetings
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Carolyn Berry

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - October 12, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Gethsemani Abbey, KY

Purpose - Reflection of faith and how members carry out their lives on Capitol Hill
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $905.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,205.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Southern Cotton Ginners Association
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speech to the Association
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $132.19
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $132.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To discuss issues with APCA executives that could impact the pesticide and biotechnology industry
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Some meals included in lodging cost. Other costs not specified. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $3,187.78
Lodging Cost - $2,090.34
Meal Cost - $315.13
Other Cost - $303.58
Total Cost - $5,896.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - May 5, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose - Speech to employees of The Connell Company
Notes -

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Crop Production Association
Dates - November 1, 2003 - November 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hilton Head, SC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Other costs are roundtrip car service from Savannah, GA to Hilton Head, SC

Travel Cost - $754.00
Lodging Cost - $204.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $259.60
Total Cost - $1,217.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Policy discussions
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied. Other costs are for one round of golf and souvenir blanket.

Travel Cost - $866.70
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $496.72
Other Cost - $110.28
Total Cost - $2,041.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Dates - December 5, 2002 - December 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied.

Travel Cost - $594.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $368.52
Other Cost - $107.78
Total Cost - $1,070.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Crop Life America
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Meetings and participate in panel discussion
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry accompanied.

Travel Cost - $786.00
Lodging Cost - $953.70
Meal Cost - $467.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,207.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Congressman Berry is president of the association
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Berry - other expenses were taxi rides

Travel Cost - $896.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $106.99
Other Cost - $109.00
Total Cost - $1,111.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH - New Albany, IN

Purpose - Roundtable discussions about Social Security
Notes - Washington - Dayton, OH - Washington - New Albany, IN - Washington

Travel Cost - $1,333.19
Lodging Cost - $183.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,546.19

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.