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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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  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

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  • 04.08.15

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  • 04.01.15

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Ted Van Der Meid


Total cost of 18 trips: $36,419.16


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: TOKYO-KYOTO
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $9,470.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,420.17
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,894.03
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $823.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $914.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD-HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $308.25
source

Destination: ST.MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Destination: DCA (WASHINGTON, DC) TO SVO (MOSCOW, RUSSIA) TO IAD (DULLES, VIRGINIA)
Sponsor: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY COUNCIL/RUSSIAN DUMA
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,749.00
source

Destination: LINKOPING/STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,013.00
source

Destination: THE TIDES INN IN IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $271.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ted Van Der Meid.


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.