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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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Trips sponsored by

Shaw Group


Total cost of 6 trips: $31,153.65


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO MAKE OPENING REMARKS AND SERVE AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT THE SHAW GROUP/ENTERGY FORMATION CEREMONY
Date: Sep 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,180.00
source

Traveler: William Jefferson (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NIGERIA - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,872.20
source

Traveler: Atonte Diete-Spiff (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NIGERIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA & SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,614.20
source

Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: WASH., DC-PEBBLE BEACH, CA-BATON ROUGE, LA
Purpose: SPEAKER A SUMMIT MTG. OF KEY LEADERS IN REFINING, POWER, CHEMICAL & PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,867.00
source

Traveler: James Barnette (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Purpose: SPEECH AND CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $8,100.00
source

Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: MARATHON, FL-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE SYMPOSIUM SPEAKER ON CLEAN WATER ACT & ENERGY
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,520.25
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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

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

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  • 04.01.15

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  • 03.25.15

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