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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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  • 04.08.15

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Trips by*

David Best


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,370.08


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Emi Music
Purpose: MEETINGS AND FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING COPYRIGHT ISSUES AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,569.80
source


Trips traveled under the office of Strom Thurmond

Destination: THE BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2000 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND MEETINGS REGARDING TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,301.48
source

Destination: THE BOARS KEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2001 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (YUCCA MOUNTAIN NEVADA TEST SITE)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING AND TOUR OF NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $944.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $582.30
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG LODGE, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH RIVER SITE (SRS), AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER COMPANY
Purpose: SRS SITE VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $208.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Best.


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.