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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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DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $92,246.76

Average cost per trip - $4,855.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 89 days
Rank of representative - 42 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speak
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,494.98
Lodging Cost - $5,053.96
Meal Cost - $1,087.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,636.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/panel discussion
Notes - Accompanied by child Zane Duncan

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,330.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - speaking/participation in Transatlantic conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,750.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes - Wife Lynn duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,394.00
Lodging Cost - $2,573.70
Meal Cost - $1,319.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,286.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Wife Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,418.20
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,316.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cody, WY

Purpose - Participate in fact finding mission
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,498.60
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,736.88

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Speak at meeting
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $394.68
Lodging Cost - $3,472.26
Meal Cost - $518.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,384.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions at legislative conference
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,085.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Participation in aviation panels.
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,800.00
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,630.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat - participate in plenary sessions and discussions on governing
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - speak during legislative conference
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $2,498.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,468.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/participation in panel discussion
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $4,976.96
Lodging Cost - $1,236.72
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,213.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $5,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kamuala, HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $507.19
Meal Cost - $178.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Participate in panel discussions on transportation issues 'Association of American Railroads Conference,
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,210.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,119.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 13, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Participating in Panel Discussions and Meetings
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Kona, HI - Knoxville, TN

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,590.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Trucking Assn
Dates - September 26, 2004 - September 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Panama City, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at their annual convention
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Panama City, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $921.50
Lodging Cost - $141.26
Meal Cost - $59.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Inc
Dates - May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions
Notes - Washington, DC - While Sulphur Springs, WV - Knoxville, TN Including spouse. [amended 8/29/05]

Travel Cost - $779.60
Lodging Cost - $891.45
Meal Cost - $409.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,080.57

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Congressional fact finding train trip
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC. [Amended 7/21 to show child included]

Travel Cost - $3,374.70
Lodging Cost - $609.20
Meal Cost - $427.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,411.60

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.

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.