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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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  • 04.01.15

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MCCARTHY, CAROLYN, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $14,098.32

Average cost per trip - $1,281.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 381 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat
Notes - $25.00 DLC travel bag/map - $12.60 Jazz Fest ticket

Travel Cost - $280.00
Lodging Cost - $421.80
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $37.60
Total Cost - $882.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - NC

Purpose - keynote at conference
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $685.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Interfaith Initiative Against Gun Violence
Dates - May 3, 2002 - May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - talk to Interfaith Initiatives Against Gun Violence
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ceasefire Oregon
Dates - February 22, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - OR

Purpose - speak at organization's meeting
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $783.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $783.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Care Conference
Notes - other costs include $35 for a jacket and $9.95 for a tote bag. an aide also went along (and was compensated the same for trans, lodge and meal costs)

Travel Cost - $1,246.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,577.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Women's Democracy Center
Dates - January 11, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Purpose - Meet with Irish women and legislators
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $803.08
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,403.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,681.55
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $531.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,157.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Government Attorneys and Capital Litigation
Dates - July 29, 2003 - July 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - to address national conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $470.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $76.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $546.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to view exchange and discuss issues of interest
Notes -

Travel Cost - $341.78
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $183.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $524.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Common Wealth Fund JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - To attend the Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - New York LaGuardia - Ft Lauderdale, FL - New York LaGuardia

Travel Cost - $235.20
Lodging Cost - $1,356.00
Meal Cost - $466.20
Other Cost - $145.96
Total Cost - $2,203.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Options Exchange
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To review operations of the sponsors and to discuss other financial services matters
Notes - NY (LaGuardia) - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $564.90
Lodging Cost - $458.15
Meal Cost - $171.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,194.95

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.