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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

    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

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    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.

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BORDALLO, MADELEINE Z, Democratic Party
Guam

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $10,554.56

Average cost per trip - $2,110.91
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 424 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $4,700.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.70
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,599.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan-US Friendship Commission
Dates - November 9, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - LEP meetings between Members of Congress and the Japanese Diet on topics including political elections, foreign affairs, security issues and economics
Notes - Guam - Tokyo - Narita; Tokyo - Narita - Guam

Travel Cost - $1,281.75
Lodging Cost - $518.69
Meal Cost - $82.94
Other Cost - $28.03
Total Cost - $1,911.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - General Federation of Women's Clubs
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 28, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Guest speaker for 113th Annual Convention
Notes - Washington, DC - Florida

Travel Cost - $210.00
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $66.14
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $589.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina
Dates - April 20, 2005 - April 21, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - To give a speech to the annual GFWC of North Carolina convention on women's issues in Congress
Notes - Washington, DC - Raleigh, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $153.40
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $308.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - A minority health summit that highlighted important health issues facing minority communities today
Notes - Houston - Chicago / Chicago - Houston

Travel Cost - $687.16
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,146.46

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.