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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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  • 04.08.15

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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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KING, PETER, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $10,894.45

Average cost per trip - $1,815.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 420 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Sinn Fein
Dates - April 6, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - to attend annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $522.00
Lodging Cost - $580.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,152.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke
Dates - March 18, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Holyoke, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $418.00
Lodging Cost - $137.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $605.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Sinn Fein
Dates - May 25, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - Observe elections in Northern Ireland
Notes - Spouse Rosemary King

Travel Cost - $1,236.00
Lodging Cost - $618.82
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,954.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 27, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Education/meetings
Notes - Child Sean King

Travel Cost - $4,000.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Homeland Security Committee retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federal Law Enforcement Officers Assn
Dates - June 25, 2004 - June 26, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - FLEOA Awards Dinner Guest of Honor
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - New York, NY

Travel Cost - $1,032.70
Lodging Cost - $105.93
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,178.63

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.