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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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  • 04.15.15

    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.

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

Business Government Relations Council - $24,018.90 spent on 10 trips
88.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
12.0% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
October 18, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (2 days)
Lewisburg, WV
Purpose - Speaker at Business Government Relations Council's annual meeting
Total Cost - $3,485.22

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 18, 2002 - October 20, 2002 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech at the Business Government Relations Council Meeting
Total Cost - $3,339.16

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To speak at the Business Government Relations Council Annual Conference/Meeting
Total Cost - $3,440.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
October 17, 2002 - October 20, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speak at the BGRC annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,035.00

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Co-sponsor(s): CSX Corporation, BP
Purpose - To address Business-Government Relations Council annual meeting
Total Cost - $974.00

WARNER, JOHN WILLIAM - Republican Party
October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate and be keynote speaker for the Annual business Government Relations Council meeting
Total Cost - $1,900.00

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 18, 2003 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - spoke on panel regarding class action reform, with a number of members of congress
Total Cost - $1,486.60

SCOTT, DAVID ALBERT - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Guest Speaker at the GoBusiness-Government Relations Council 2004 Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $3,317.92

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Annual Meeting, Senator Carper addressed attendees regarding issues facing Congress,
Total Cost - $2,141.10

LANDRIEU, MARY L - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,899.90

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.