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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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  • 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.

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.

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Office of

Earl Blumenauer


Total cost of 54 office trips: $116,163.63


Trips by Earl Blumenauer
Total cost of congressperson's 32 trips: $85,661.02

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG.
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,412.82
source

Destination: BERKLEY, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR URBANISM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $787.75
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 27, 2000
Expense: $310.66
source

Destination: BOULDER, CO
Sponsor: Boulder County Democratic Party
Purpose: KEYNOTE AT THEIR ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $678.66
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $613.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $853.40
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR BOARD MEETING
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $871.48
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: RAILVOLUTION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,735.04
source

Destination: SCOTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,719.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: CommonWealth Partners LLC
Purpose: MODERATE THE LA MAYORAL DEBATE
Date: Jan 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,579.50
source

Destination: 2001 B. PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Boston Society of Architects
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $510.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,761.86
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chautauqua Institution
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,489.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PROVIDENCE, RI
Sponsor: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $320.05
source

Destination: PDX-LAX
Sponsor: Los Angeles County MTA
Purpose: SPEAK TO TRANSIT OFFICIALS IN LA
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $709.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIER CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT, 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,913.20
source

Destination: RAIL - VOLUTION - NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
Sponsor: RAILVOLUTION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Destination: D.C. - CHICAGO - PDX
Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING ON REGIONAL GOVERNANCE
Date: Oct 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,289.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON - PUNTA MITA, MEXICO - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,642.13
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,608.80
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,128.60
source

Destination: PDX-LAX-DCA
Sponsor: RAILVOLUTION
Purpose: ATTEND THE RAIL-VOLUTION CONFERENCE IN LA
Date: Sep 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $810.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND TO ATLANTA
Sponsor: American Public Transportation Association
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AN AWARD
Date: Oct 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,045.10
source

Destination: PORTLAND-FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: ATTEND THE REALTORS LEGISLATIVE FORUM IN FLORIDA
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,171.90
source

Destination: FLORIDA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ATTEND THE RAILROAD LEG CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,525.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MILWAUKEE, WI TO PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: THE CENTER ON WISCONSIN STRATEGY, MADISON MAYOR DAVE CIESLEWICZ, METROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM AT THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTE, JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT PROGRESSIVE MAYORS-NEW CITIES PROJECT-CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $903.06
source

Destination: SHANGHAI, CHINA-BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $18,788.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PHOENIX-PORTLAND
Sponsor: WTS
Purpose: WTS-ADVANCING WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE SPEECH
Date: May 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $713.06
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,530.30
source

Destination: EARL BLUMENAUER: PORTLAND, OR-ASPEN, CO-WASHINGTON, DC MARGARET KIRKPATRICK: PORTLAND, OR-ASPEN, CO-PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: NEW CENTURY TRANSPORTATION FOUNDATION/COMMUNITY OFFICE FOR RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK * CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL WARMING, ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND TRANSPORTATION
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,718.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Earl Blumenauer

Judah Ariel
Hillary Barbour
Janine Benner
Timothy Daly
Joyce Fleming
James Kaski
James Maxwell
Marie Rietmann
Amy Scarton
Freya Thoreson
Spencer Wilson
Mariia Zimmerman



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.