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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.

Recent Posts

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  • 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

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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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GONZALEZ, CHARLES A, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $17,737.18

Average cost per trip - $1,970.80
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 327 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Telecom Association
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Educational - Telecom policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $588.00
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $245.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - 2005 International CES Technology Program
Notes - Washington, DC - Las Vegas, NV

Travel Cost - $379.70
Lodging Cost - $1,216.44
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,111.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Las Vegas - Detroit - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $631.20
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $1,606.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Greater Houston Partnership
Dates - February 28, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Greater Houston Partnership 2005 TX Congressional summit
Notes - San Antonio - Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $202.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $202.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - November 5, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact finding, educational visit
Notes - San Antonio, TX - Taiwan, ROC - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $5,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Telecommunications Industry Assn
Dates - April 8, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Policy summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Cambridge, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $242.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $592.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - All Kinds of Minds
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting on educational issues
Notes - Personal expense 3/12 - 3/14. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $304.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $304.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronic Assn
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - 2004 International CES Technology Program
Notes - San Antonio, TX - Las Vegas - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $437.00
Lodging Cost - $1,216.44
Meal Cost - $570.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,223.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Telecom Assn
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Educational - Telecom Policy
Notes - Washington, DC - San Diego, CA - Washington, DC House of Representatives date stamp is illegible

Travel Cost - $588.00
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $245.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.00

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.