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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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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

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    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.

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Community Financial Services Association - $25,109.59 spent on 12 trips
91.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
8.1% spent on Republican Party

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Community Financial Services Association Deferred Deposit forum
Total Cost - $4,150.00

BROWN-WAITE, VIRGINIA - Republican Party
February 28, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - Education on financial services in America
Total Cost - $1,867.47

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - To participate in a congressional briefing at dinner
Total Cost - $175.37

HILL, BARON P - Democratic Party
June 24, 2003 - June 27, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Advance America, CNG Financial Inc, Jones Management LLC, Cash America Inc, Softwise Inc
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $5,544.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Advance America
Purpose - Forum on Deferred Deposit Industry
Total Cost - $2,584.00

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $2,118.00

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry
Total Cost - $4,964.00

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (2 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Total Cost - $1,488.75

MATHESON, JIM MR - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues CFSA Deferred Deposit Forum
Total Cost - $2,218.00

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.