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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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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

Bobby Rush


Total cost of 25 office trips: $92,401.92


Trips by Bobby Rush
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $56,140.52

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $6,665.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: May 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,476.03
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,507.72
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $6,422.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,812.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD COLUMBIA
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,496.96
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,852.00
source

Destination: LUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,258.60
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: THREE DAY FACT FINDING MEETING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,620.40
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,029.81
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bobby Rush

Nkosi Bradley
Christian Fjeld
William Marshall
Naomi Myers
Kimberly Parker
Yardly Pollas-Kimble



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.