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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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  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

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  • 04.01.15

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Office of

Henry Waxman


Total cost of 71 office trips: $187,708.87


Trips by Henry Waxman
Total cost of congressperson's 23 trips: $120,015.21

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: JFK SCHOOL OF GOVT./THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,118.40
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,080.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: UBS AG Inc
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: May 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,155.19
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,885.20
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT EVENT ON EVENING OF NOVEMBER 28
Date: Nov 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,155.35
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,496.60
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 25, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $8,465.60
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,409.60
source

Destination: SHANGHAI, NANJING, AND BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $14,230.00
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: HEALTHCARE SPEECH AT UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,639.34
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Business Media
Purpose: SPEECH ON POSTAL ISSUES AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $755.12
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON HEALTHCARE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,458.68
source

Destination: RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GENERIC DRUGS
Date: Jan 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,504.87
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $8,078.00
source

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,701.30
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $9,035.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $9,112.60
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $8,334.80
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETING CONGRESS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 28, 2004
Expense: $251.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA; MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,689.91
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON GENERIC DRUGS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,583.94
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION REGARDING US-ISRAEL RELATIONS, FOLLOWED BY GOVERNMENT BUSINESS MEETINGS AND SITE VISITS WITH ISRAELI OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $12,416.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Henry Waxman

Michelle Ash
Jeff Baran
Phil Barnett
Rebecca Claster
Brian Cohen
Patricia Delgado
Sarah Despres
Greg Dotson
Althea Gregory
Zahava Hurwitz
Paul Kim
David Mcmillen
Amanda Molson
Karen Nelson
David Rapallo
Philip Schilino
Nancy Scola
Naomi Seiler
Tania Shand
Joshua Sharfstein
Andrew Su
Alexandra Teitz
Denise Wilson



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.