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The First Gen Movement

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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*

Jim Stowers


Total cost of 7 trips: $14,936.97


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND VICINITY
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: LOS ANGELES AREA CONGRESSIONAL MACHINE TOOL PLANT TOUR
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $965.83
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA (AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER)
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $297.48
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS CONDUCTED BY THE ASPEN INSTITUTE AND THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Voices for America's Children
Purpose: TO REPRESENT SEN. LINCOLN AT AWARDS LUNCHEON HELD IN HER HONOR
Date: Jun 21, 2004
Expense: $588.20
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS CONDUCTED FOR THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,030.40
source

Destination: VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP TO EXAMINE CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE POTENTIAL OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND VIETNAM
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $4,851.06
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jim Stowers.


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.