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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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BUTTERFIELD, G. K., Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $7,731.95

Average cost per trip - $1,932.99
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 460 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Purpose - To attend a Business Roundtable during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Notes - Washington, DC - Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana - St Johns, Antigua - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,291.70
Lodging Cost - $1,924.69
Meal Cost - $826.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,043.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic Council's IV Annual Business and Investment Roundtable timed to coincide with XXXV regular session of the OAS general assembly
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $463.23
Lodging Cost - $405.16
Meal Cost - $243.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,112.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - To participate in a congressional civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Alabama

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $863.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 9, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tunica, MS

Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue Forum and workshop focused on healthcare and educational issues of particular concern to African Americans
Notes - Raleigh, NC - Memphis, TN - Tunica, MS - Raleigh, NC

Travel Cost - $25.53
Lodging Cost - $377.00
Meal Cost - $141.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $713.53

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.