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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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KELLY, SUE W, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $34,815.63

Average cost per trip - $4,351.95
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 187 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY - Lake George, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker - legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $454.07
Lodging Cost - $292.83
Meal Cost - $21.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $768.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - To visit firms in the high-tech corridor
Notes - Spouse Edward Kelly

Travel Cost - $1,646.32
Lodging Cost - $652.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,299.06

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To participate in 2003 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Edward Kelly accompanied. Transportation costs are air plus ground.

Travel Cost - $16,176.12
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,650.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Newark, NJ - Scottsdale - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dates - March 26, 2005 - March 30, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - Attend Fifth Annual Forum on Democracy and Free Trade in Doha, Qatar
Notes - IAD - DOH - IAD (Washington, DC - Doha, Qatar - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $8,854.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,854.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dates - April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To have a firsthand look at how the markets operate, tour the trading floors and meet with traders and other market participants
Notes - New York - Chicago - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $904.39
Lodging Cost - $228.65
Meal Cost - $202.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,335.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - House Financial Services Committee Members educational trip to the exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $34.09
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $34.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - September 8, 2005 - September 9, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Attend the 2005 National Listening Tour in Philadelphia, PA
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - New York

Travel Cost - $437.87
Lodging Cost - $535.80
Meal Cost - $262.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,236.30

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.