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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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HART, MELISSA, Republican Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $18,845.11

Average cost per trip - $4,711.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 317 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Transatlantic conference in London
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,678.06
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $628.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,524.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - March 3, 2005 - March 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington - Baltimore - Pittsburgh

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $191.91
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $732.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - To participate in a program consisting of panel discussions and debates regarding important issues that impact both the US and European economies and interests
Notes - 11/07 Dulles - Frankfurt - Budapest / 11/12 Budapest - Munich - Dulles

Travel Cost - $3,499.98
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $599.46
Other Cost - $33.42
Total Cost - $5,341.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industries Assn
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Conference speaker as a member of the House Financial Services Committee for SIA annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,202.00
Lodging Cost - $668.80
Meal Cost - $376.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,247.27

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.