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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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    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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CLAYTON, EVA, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $49,852.19

Average cost per trip - $7,121.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 126 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Dates - July 30, 2000 - August 1, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,090.24
Lodging Cost - $356.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $1,696.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - March 23, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mystic Seaport, CT - Ledyard, CT - Hartford, CT

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Accompanied by husband Theosus Clayton

Travel Cost - $2,450.40
Lodging Cost - $448.00
Meal Cost - $545.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,443.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 15, 2000 - March 17, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose -
Notes - Technology Tour/Fact Finding Tour

Travel Cost - $4,203.00
Lodging Cost - $264.50
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,602.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by husband Thesoseus Clayton

Travel Cost - $495.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,445.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 9, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - Child Joanne Clayton accompanied

Travel Cost - $19,433.62
Lodging Cost - $2,040.56
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $22,174.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $390.00
Total Cost - $7,590.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation, Qatar Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - fact-finding and educational mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,330.51
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,900.51

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.