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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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  • 04.15.15

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  • 04.08.15

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  • 04.01.15

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Office of

Barbara Boxer


Total cost of 34 office trips: $117,054.79


Trips by Barbara Boxer
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $69,172.17

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE JFK SCHOOL/COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,436.29
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $6,338.60
source

Destination: CAYMAN ISLANDS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,671.10
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT AN AIPAC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,728.02
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,000.82
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,345.20
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: CALIFORNIA TRADE
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,910.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,241.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $8,260.60
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD COLUMBIA
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,016.96
source

Destination: THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS IN RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT, 2003
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.92
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,208.68
source

Destination: SUNDANCE, UTAH
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,347.98
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Shepardson Stern & Kaminsky
Purpose: SPEAK AT 100 DAYS OF ACTION EVENT TO BENEFIT GENOCIDE INTERVENTION FUND
Date: Jun 1, 2005
Expense: $381.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Barbara Boxer

Sara Barth
John Hess
Alyn Levin-Hadar
Sean Moore
Laurie Sacoff
Laurie Saroff
Daniel Sepulveda
Rachel Steinback



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.