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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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FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI, Democratic Party
American Samoa

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $86,121.62

Average cost per trip - $8,612.16
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 54 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - USO Missouri, Howard Johnson Hotels
Dates - May 26, 2000 - May 26, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Asia Pacific Heritage Month speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,230.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $485.00
Lodging Cost - $1,010.00
Meal Cost - $435.00
Other Cost - $245.00
Total Cost - $2,175.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samoa for all of Sacramento
Dates - May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $145.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes - Daughter Taualai Hunkin accompanied.

Travel Cost - $21,183.86
Lodging Cost - $3,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,483.86

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Japan legislative exchange program at George Washington University
Dates - December 2, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - to promote exchanges between the U.S. and Japan on trade and economic issues
Notes - with child Tema Hunkin - other covered phone calls and faxes at hotel

Travel Cost - $55.14
Lodging Cost - $339.98
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $52.90
Total Cost - $448.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - May 7, 2004 - May 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional delegation to visit UN headquarters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $346.70
Lodging Cost - $208.00
Meal Cost - $62.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $616.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - November 29, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - mark 50th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement on the Korean peninsula. Will meet with senior official re Korea/United States relations. Visit American Troops at DMZ
Notes - with child Tema Hunkin

Travel Cost - $20,498.84
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $22,098.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Dates - July 31, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Kazakhstan

Purpose - Enhance US - Kazakhstan relations. Discuss nuclear nonproliferation
Notes - DC - Kazakhstan - San Francisco - Apia

Travel Cost - $22,373.70
Lodging Cost - $1,250.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $24,373.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - May 12, 2004 - May 13, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Build relationship with newly elected President of the Republic of Korea
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $870.50
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,450.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - August 12, 2005 - August 19, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Attending Democratic Pacific Union inaugural meeting and fact finding / educational visit
Notes - Dulles, VA - Los Angeles, CA - Taipei, Taiwan - Los Angeles, CA - Dulles, VA

Travel Cost - $6,380.00
Lodging Cost - $1,120.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,100.00

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.