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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.

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

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    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

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Trips sponsored by

National Center for Family Literacy


Total cost of 11 trips: $8,714.47


Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: SEVERAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE FOR THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAMILY LITERACY TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,459.14
source

Traveler: William Goodling (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $418.00
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LITERACY, MARCH 18-20 IN DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LITERACY
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $969.23
source

Traveler: Lauren Gibbs (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: ORLANDO
Purpose: SPEAKING AT SEVERAL POLICY WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $971.70
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE, ATTEND CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.00
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: DULLES/ORLANDO AIRPORT
Purpose: PANEL TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY IN THE HEAD START ACT
Date: Mar 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $984.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Gibbs (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD MEETING ON BEHALF OF THE CONGRESSMAN
Date: Apr 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $531.30
source

Traveler: Laura Schiebelhut (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAMS OF THE NCFL'S HISPANIC FAMILY LITERACY INITIATIVE
Date: Apr 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $315.20
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCFL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $485.00
source

Traveler: Susan Brown (from the office of Anne Northup)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: 2005 FAMILY LITERACY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $396.90
source



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.