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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

Christopher Dodd


Total cost of 35 office trips: $68,579.77


Trips by Christopher Dodd
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $47,596.32

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT BOARD OF TRADE AND MERCANTILE EXCHANGE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,057.05
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida International University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS WORKSHOP ON LATIN AMERICA
Date: Apr 22, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $561.76
source

Destination: HAMILTON, BERMUDA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,313.80
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: CLOVER CLUB
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CLOVER CLUB'S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY GATHERING (DINNER)
Date: Mar 11, 2000
Expense: $104.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPRING LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,746.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL LOS ANGELES
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY - LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Date: May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,604.63
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE BILDERBERG CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT COUNCIL MEETING - CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,350.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL 2000 - PARADE OF TALL SHIPS IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Date: Jul 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,799.55
source

Destination: NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL, 2000, CONNECTICUT OPENING DAY CEREMONIES IN NEW LONDON HARBOR
Date: Jul 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $550.50
source

Destination: DUNDALK, BELFAST, DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN UNITY CONFERENCE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF NATIONALIST, UNIONIST COMMUNITY LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,127.10
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Purpose: TO ADDRESS STUDENTS AT MC CONNELL CENTER FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Date: Nov 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $761.42
source

Destination: VALENCIA, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING OF U.S. SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,561.72
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,038.56
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,085.55
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Hibernian Society of Charleston
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT HIBERNIAN SOCIETY BANQUET
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,210.00
source

Destination: FARGO - GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
Sponsor: University of North Dakota
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.50
source

Destination: EAST HADDAM, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: MOHEGAN TRIBE
Purpose: CO-CHAIR AND PARTICIPANT IN CELEBRITY PLAYERS CLASSIC CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
Date: Sep 6, 2002
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Sponsor: United States-Spain Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE US SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,950.16
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Dodd

Ben Berwick
Sheryl Cohen
Sheila Duffy
Marvin Fast
James Fenton
Kennie Gill
Karin Heitert
Julius Horwish
Shawn Maher
Mary Ellen Mcguire
Robert Zarnetske



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.