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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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Total cost of 7 trips: $5,705.32


Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MADISON, WISCONSIN
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM.
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $814.22
source

Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: CHICAGO - O'HARA - MADISON, WI - BURLINGTON, VT
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

Traveler: Louise Mcintosh Slaughter (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: PLENARY SESSION
Date: May 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,497.81
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $478.90
source

Traveler: Diane Watson (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $760.94
source

Traveler: Shawn Chang (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Purpose: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.05
source

Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI-BURLINGTON, VT
Purpose: SPEAKER, NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $619.40
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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.

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.