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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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  • 04.15.15

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    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

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    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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  • 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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FILNER, BOB, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $7,701.55

Average cost per trip - $855.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 461 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 3, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Civil rights pilgrimage
Notes -

Travel Cost - $270.00
Lodging Cost - $214.00
Meal Cost - $280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $764.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Hellenic Council
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech and Acceptance of Award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $389.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $649.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Dates - January 18, 2001 - January 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Moab, UT

Purpose - Inspection of Hazardous Waste Site - Background for app (illegible) request
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.00
Lodging Cost - $92.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $597.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Association
Dates - August 20, 2001 - August 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Accept award
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $912.00
Lodging Cost - $161.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $49.00
Total Cost - $1,167.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $379.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $176.00
Total Cost - $1,205.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women's International Zionist Organization
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $280.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $355.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Education Association
Dates - June 30, 2003 - July 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Human and Civil Rights dinner awardee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $425.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - US - Mexico Futures Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $972.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NEA
Dates - July 3, 2005 - July 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech to convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $341.90
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $91.65
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $602.55

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.