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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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CHANDLER, BEN, Democratic Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $58,290.28

Average cost per trip - $19,430.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 99 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - met with Russian government officials and civic groups about the current economic conditions and investment climate and how it will affect our relations. Met with Slovakian government officials and banking interests regarding the transition to the market
Notes - spouse, Jennifer Chandler

Travel Cost - $14,284.60
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $2,450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,784.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable; US-German Roundtable; Congressional visit to Liechtenstein
Notes - Lexington, KY - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Lexington, KY

Travel Cost - $7,500.80
Lodging Cost - $1,866.00
Meal Cost - $1,750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,116.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Australian Govt, American Australian Assn
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Cairns, Australia

Purpose - Meet with representatives of the Australian government and Australian civic and business organizations to discuss international relations
Notes - Lexington, KY - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Cairns, Australia - Sydney, Australia - Lexington, KY. [Personal financial disclosure statement also shows sponsor of American Australin Assn.]

Travel Cost - $26,316.26
Lodging Cost - $1,997.70
Meal Cost - $651.84
Other Cost - $423.08
Total Cost - $29,388.88

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.

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  • 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.