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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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  • 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.
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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.

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.

Back to all reports

Not specified - $17,983.61 spent on 18 trips
51.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.8% spent on Independent Party
47.8% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
February 27, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Speaker at Black History Month Luncheon
Total Cost - $1,786.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 22, 2002 - June 22, 2002 (1 days)
Bridgeport, CT
Purpose - keynote speaker for graduation celebration and youth education day
Total Cost - $144.00

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
January 16, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (2 days)
The Hague, Netherlands
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $388.48

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party

White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $950.00

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
November 12, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (1 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $1,055.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
Moab, UT
Purpose - Attend policy announcement and discussion with Secretary of Engergy Richardson and Rep. Chris Cannon
Total Cost - $246.32

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
May 17, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (4 days)
Albuquerque, NM
Purpose - education seminar at Lumidigm Biometrics
Total Cost - $1,482.50

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
January 31, 2002 - February 2, 2002 (3 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $1,176.00

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Rutgers, NJ
Purpose - speech at Rutgers University-Voorhees Transportation Center
Total Cost - $269.00

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
July 31, 2003 - August 4, 2003 (5 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - speak at meeting of National Motor Freight Traffic Association
Total Cost - $723.00

SHOWS, CLIFFORD RONALD - Democratic Party
March 24, 2000 - March 25, 2000 (2 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - speak to a group of military retirees
Total Cost - $849.50

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
March 6, 2000 - March 7, 2000 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $122.30

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
August 20, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (2 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - keynote speech
Total Cost - $722.00

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
September 22, 2001 - September 23, 2001 (2 days)
Ruidoso, NM
Purpose - fact finding - Museum of American West
Total Cost - $1,483.00

HUTCHINSON, TIM - Republican Party

Eureka Springs, AR
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $761.00

GINGREY, PHILLIP J - Republican Party
August 12, 2004 - August 13, 2004 (2 days)
Little Rock, AR
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $2,035.40

WAMP, ZACH - Republican Party
July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (11 days)
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa
Purpose - To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Total Cost - $3,077.05

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
May 27, 2005 - May 28, 2005 (2 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Annual meeting WTS - Advancing women in Transportation conference speech
Total Cost - $713.06

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.