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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

Ron Wyden


Total cost of 31 office trips: $42,435.30


Trips by Ron Wyden
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,890.57

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION SOCIETY FOUNDATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO INTERNET ISSUES 2000 FORUM
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $266.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Assisted Living Federation of America
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA FALL CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.91
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,933.63
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR - ATLANTA, GA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ATLANTA CHAPTER ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,641.00
source

Destination: MEDFORD, OR - LOS ANGELES, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECHES TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO CHAPTERS
Date: Dec 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,645.17
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION CONSUMER PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $595.34
source

Destination: VAIL, CO
Sponsor: PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES ANNUAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,751.31
source

Destination: EUGENE, OR - PHOENIX, AZ - PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UJC YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $868.92
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $418.26
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Jul 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $596.33
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Tel Aviv University American Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO ISRAEL
Date: Dec 25, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,123.00
source

Destination: STANFORD, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEECH TO SIEPR 2004 ECONOMIC SUMMIT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,350.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ron Wyden

Sarah Bittleman
Josh Kardon
Stephanie Kennon
Joshua Sheinkman
David Sohn



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

    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

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  • 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.