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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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    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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THUNE, JOHN, Republican Party
South Dakota

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $15,711.64

Average cost per trip - $2,244.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 355 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bond Market Association
Dates - January 30, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding/education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.50
Lodging Cost - $310.64
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $806.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - agriculture committee planning
Notes - transportation is for bus ride

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $30.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yorba Linda Friends Church
Dates - December 2, 2001 - December 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,598.75
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,898.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Kimberley Thune accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,256.00
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,331.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yorba Linda Friends Church
Dates - November 2, 2001 - November 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - filed 5/8/02

Travel Cost - $1,598.75
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,898.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Attend a legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,683.00
Lodging Cost - $1,844.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,847.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Grain & Feed Assn
Dates - March 31, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - To serve on a panel at National Grain & Feed Association's annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,800.00
Lodging Cost - $850.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,900.00

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.