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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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Office of

Mike Thompson


Total cost of 25 office trips: $103,527.55


Trips by Mike Thompson
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $76,294.74

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON HUNTING AND OTHER SPORTSMEN-RELATED ISSUES.
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,715.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE REGARDING U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,568.60
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETING WITH IOWA WINE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE, VISIT CONSERVATION PROJECT AND HOLD MEETINGS WITH RESOURCE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES.
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: San Francisco/MIAMI/CUBA/MIAMI/San Francisco
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: TO MEET WITH CUBAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, TRADE REPRESENTATIVES AND U.S. INTEREST SECTION OFFICIALS.
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TO HOST AND PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF SPORTING CLAYS, WINE TASTING, DINNER AND AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION (CHARITY EVENT).
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,859.00
source

Destination: GROTON, CT
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH LEADERS FROM THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY & CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES FACING AMERICA'S SPORTING TRADITIONS
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,427.00
source

Destination: BEHRING RANCH, CA
Sponsor: UST Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO A GROUP OF CALIFORNIA SPORTSMEN
Date: Dec 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,176.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE 16TH ANNUAL QUAIL UNLIMITED HUNT & MEETINGS
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $873.62
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,410.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC DULLES TO SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK TO HUNTING INDUSTRY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SPORTSMEN'S CAUCU
Date: Mar 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,117.30
source

Destination: OSCEOLA/DES MAINES
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF SPORTSMEN'S ISSUES
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,741.00
source

Destination: DULLES-LONDON HEATHROW
Sponsor: International Federation of Wines and Spirits
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY REP. THOMPSON ON A CODEL.
Date: May 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $7,395.44
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO JACKSON HOLE, WY
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION SUMMIT DISCUSSING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE HUNTING AND FISHING COMMUNITY.
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,739.11
source

Destination: WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON-EVERETT
Sponsor: WASHINGTON WINE INSTITUTE AND STIMSON LANE LTD.
Purpose: TOUR WASHINGTON WINERIES AND MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE WASHINGTON WINE INDUSTRY.
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,339.02
source

Destination: NAPA, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL WINE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF THE NAPA VALLEY.
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,791.90
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING AWARENESS OF THE NEEDS OF QUAIL AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $703.24
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,833.64
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,894.70
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON WILDERNESS AND SPORTSMEN ISSUES
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $879.34
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $17,745.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Thompson

Mandy Kenney
Tom Lafaille
Ed Matovcik



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.