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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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  • 04.15.15

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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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GRASSLEY, CHARLES E, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $7,966.38

Average cost per trip - $1,593.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 459 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Appear on a panel; Receive an award and the accompany my wife to a conference she manages
Notes - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - April 23, 2003 - April 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - attend NRA convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,683.50
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,923.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc.
Dates - January 3, 2004 - January 6, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - attend and speak at railroad construction conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $656.22
Meal Cost - $362.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,018.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 14, 2001 - July 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - West Point, NY

Purpose - Address the Cooperstown Conference. Cedar Rapids, IA - West Point, NY
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed, costs are for air travel.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,224.20
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $987.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,313.91

Additional family members - Yes

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.