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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.

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

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  • 04.01.15

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Office of

Howard Coble


Total cost of 80 office trips: $161,355.07


Trips by Howard Coble
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $56,688.51

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE, WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL US-MOROCCO ISSUES.
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,754.09
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, NC TO WILMINGTON, NC TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE N.C. BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $735.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO ATTEND ACPA ANNUAL MEETING AND DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY.
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,334.66
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: TO DELIVER CLOSING REMARKS AT FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, "MANAGINGIP ASSETS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM"
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,988.25
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,058.50
source

Destination: BOLTON LANDING, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF COPYRIGHT GROUP TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVEISSUES INVOLVING COPYRIGHT
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH,SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN SCOTLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,037.33
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ACPA
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,676.41
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: SPEECH TO COLLOQUIUM ON PATENT PENDENCY REDUCTION
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,514.54
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE IIPS BOARD MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $847.11
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND; DOHA, QATAR; LISBON, PORTUGAL
Sponsor: ISLAMIC INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: TO ATTEND QATARI-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $9,325.04
source

Destination: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.96
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE AND CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO LIECHTENSTEIN
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,720.00
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. ALSO ATTENDED RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. SEPARATE REPORT FIELD ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,322.72
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. ALSO ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. SEPARATE REPORT FILED ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,339.40
source

Destination: ST. PAUL, MN
Sponsor: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) Co
Purpose: TO TOUR 3M'S FACILITY TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMPANY'S ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY FIELDS AND TO OBSERVE IN OPERATION EQUIPMENT THAT 3M MANUFACTURERS IN THESE AREAS.
Date: Dec 12, 2003
Expense: $907.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Howard Coble

Sarah Birch
Robbie Boone
Missy Branson
Amanda Hamilton
Chris Katopis
Nancy Mazza
Ed Mcdonald
Blaine Merritt
Andrew Moretl
Anna Sagely
Jane Scott



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.