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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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  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

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GRAHAM, BOB, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $71,397.90

Average cost per trip - $5,949.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 79 days
Rank of representative - 71 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Dialogue
Dates - January 16, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Brazil - Bolivia

Purpose - To participate as part of the delegation traveling to Latin America for Inter-American Dialogue
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,943.90
Lodging Cost - $446.40
Meal Cost - $89.90
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $3,508.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on United States policy toward Cuba
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,104.60
Lodging Cost - $1,792.00
Meal Cost - $1,296.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,192.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,367.02
Lodging Cost - $966.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,433.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner Committee
Dates - November 30, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To deliver the keynote address at the Senator Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,598.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,148.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. National security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,361.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,841.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia relations sponsored by the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,758.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,258.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in the Congressional program of Aspen Institute conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,822.12
Lodging Cost - $2,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $6,512.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 26, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in the conference entitled U.S. Policy Toward Columbia, as part of the Congressional Program of the Aspen Inst.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,768.96
Lodging Cost - $2,176.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $160.00
Total Cost - $5,384.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in World Economic Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $927.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,727.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in the conference on U.S. - China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,573.80
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,848.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute conference on Brazil
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $1,023.00
Lodging Cost - $2,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,843.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 14, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (14 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute, conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - (actual conference dates August 22-27, 2004)

Travel Cost - $5,696.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,701.00

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.