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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Sanford Bishop


Total cost of 24 office trips: $50,186.09


Trips by Sanford Bishop
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,562.05

Destination: BRIEFINGS 2ND TOURS W/ NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, UNITED NATIONS.
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPHY DUMPHY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,067.09
source

Destination: FACT FINDING TOUR
Sponsor: AT&T, MICROSOFT, AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $9,205.00
source

Destination: BRIEFINGS WITH FARMERS
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: ATTEND PEANUT FARMERS CONFERENCES TO DISCUSS FARM BILL & AG ISSUES
Date: Jul 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,285.00
source

Destination: SPEAK, ATTEND BRIEFINGS (D.C. TO DESTIN, FL. TO ATLANTA)
Sponsor: Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: JOINT LISTENING SESSIONS OF CBC HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAIN TRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE MUTUAL CAUCUS-TRI CAUCUS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,851.46
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Morehouse College
Purpose: SERVED AS AN HONOREE AT THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION. "CANDLE IN THE DARK GALA"
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $285.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sanford Bishop

Roxanne Burnham
Monty Carlton
Thomas Daniels
Beverly Gilyard
Daisy Hannah
Roger Manno
John Martin
Eric Mitchell
Lynden Peter



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

    The Lost Children of Katrina

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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.
  • 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.