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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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Trips by*

Janine Benner


Total cost of 7 trips: $9,972.66


Trips traveled under the office of Earl Blumenauer

Destination:
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ABOUT YUCCA MTN, NV
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,395.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT FOREST HEALTH
Date: May 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Destination: BOZEMAN, MT. DRIVE TO WEST YELLOWSTONE.
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR TO YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM TO VIEW DAMAGES TO VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE DONE BY LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,172.52
source

Destination: ST LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Purpose: SPEAKING AT THE NATIONAL CORPS (OF ENGINEERS) REFORM NETWORK'S ANNUAL MEETING AND VISIT TO CORPS PROJECTS ON MISSOURI RIVER
Date: Oct 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $399.50
source

Destination: FAIRBANKS, AK BEAVER, ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE KAKTORIK, FAIRBANKS
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, EARTHJUSTIC, NRDC, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, WWF
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING ENERGY AND WILDLIFE ISSUES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,056.66
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: A COURSE WITH A SERIES OF LECTURES BY PROFESSORS FROM HARVARD AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES ON ISSUES AFFECTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: U.S. DECISION-MAKERS COURSE ON ECOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL FACTORS SHAPING RESOURCE USE AND CONSERVATION IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES
Date: May 29, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,295.78
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Janine Benner.


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.