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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

    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

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Trips by*

Michael Platt


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,997.82


Trips traveled under the office of Marsha Blackburn

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ACQUAINT SENIOR CAPITOL HILL STAFF WITH THE MERCATUS INSTITUTE. EXAMINE MACRO AND MICRO ECONOMIC PRINCIPALS AND TAX POLICY AND THEORY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $790.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND ANALYZE DIFFERENT METHODS AND PROPOSALS FOR TAX REFORM
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO THE INTERNET AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.78
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,457.38
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL WIRELESS SHOW FOR THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTING INDUSTRIES
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,366.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SAN FRANCISCO-BENTONVILLE AR
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE 2005 NATIONAL SHOW, NCTA'S 54TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,614.32
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ECHOSTAR'S CONVENTION AND LEARN ABOUT SATELLITE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $271.04
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Platt.


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.