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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

Fortney Stark


Total cost of 15 office trips: $48,898.67


Trips by Fortney Stark
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $43,657.65

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,696.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,504.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEDICAL PROVIDERS
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,822.50
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,683.63
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,196.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,373.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: PATHOLOGY SERVICES ASSOCIATES
Purpose: SPEECH FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $6,300.04
source

Destination: LONDON-MUNICH-FRANKFURT
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $14,270.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CHALLENGE OF EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,811.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fortney Stark

Debra Curtis
Andrea Salinas
Chad Shearer



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

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  • 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

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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.