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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

Cass Ballenger


Total cost of 23 office trips: $40,097.09


Trips by Cass Ballenger
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $8,275.02

Destination: CLT-MIA, ROUND TRIP
Sponsor: University of Miami
Purpose: KEYNOTE NORTH-SOUTH CENTER/US ARMY WAR COLLEGE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,989.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON
Sponsor: NATIONAL COFFEE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE CONFERENCE, ATTEND PANELS
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,405.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO CHARLESTON, SC TO CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: ESOP ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AND AWARD RECIPRENT
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,157.66
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT THE CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISERIAL
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.21
source

Destination: WILMINGTON, NC - KENANSVILLE, NC
Sponsor: Wilmington Bulk LLC
Purpose: TOUR OF WILMINGTON BULK PORT AUTHORITY AND LUNCH IN KENANSVILLE
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Expense: $491.00
source

Destination: BOGOTA, COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Colombian Coffee Federation
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING OF COFFEE FEDERATION, AND OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,141.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Cass Ballenger

Dan Gurley
Roberta Hood
Rebecca Linder
Timothy Linko
Ben Moser
Roberta Myers
Heath Weems



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.