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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.

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Office of

Bernard Sanders


Total cost of 21 office trips: $38,089.49


Trips by Bernard Sanders
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $27,937.70

Destination: LA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ADA CONFERENCE & PARCIPATE IN CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,263.35
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA; NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: Georgetown University
Purpose: TO SPEAK/PARTICIPATE: TRAINING INSTITUTES 2000-G. UNIVERSITY
Date: Jun 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $958.21
source

Destination: FLIGHTS FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO LOS ANGELES AND LOS ANGELES TO BARLINGTON, VERMON
Sponsor: American Booksellers Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL AND EVENTS AT BOOK EXPO CONVENTION
Date: May 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $854.50
source

Destination: TORONTO, CANADA
Sponsor: American Library Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT LIBRARY LEGISLATION AT THE JOINT AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND CANADIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2003
Expense: $1,198.57
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT TO BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: NEW ENGLAND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NEW ENGLAND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION TRADE SHOW AND CONFERENCE ON THE PATRIOT ACT AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Date: Oct 25, 2003
Expense: $223.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO - O'HARA - MADISON, WI - BURLINGTON, VT
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: TO SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE ON PANELS AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM IN MADISON, WI.
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $898.00
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT-WASHINGTON, D.C.-EL PASO, TX-JUAREZ MEXICO-MEXICO CITY- WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: TO STUDY EFFECTS OF TRADE POLICY AND ATTENDED MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS AND A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY LEADERS.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,822.57
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT LAWYER'S CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,368.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHILADELPHIA-HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: SMITH COLLEGE
Purpose: TO SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SMITH COLLEGE EVENT
Date: Mar 26, 2004
Expense: $430.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-MIAMI, FLORIDA-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-DIALOGUE/MEETING 2006 BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS FROM THE NASDAQ LISTED COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,924.90
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO SERVE AS SPEAKER AT CAL TECH EVENT
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $270.10
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,960.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK - CHAMPAIGN, IL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Purpose: SPEAKER, MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $479.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI-BURLINGTON, VT
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: SPEAKER, NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $619.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY - BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Sponsor: American Booksellers Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE BOOKSELLERS FOUNDATION
Date: Jun 3, 2005
Expense: $666.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bernard Sanders

Michael Behan
Sandra Caron
Warren Gunnels
Jeffrey Weaver



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.