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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Mark Walker


Total cost of 8 trips: $37,344.84


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Burton

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Purpose: STAFFING OF SPEECH BY REP. BURTON
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $369.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
Purpose: U.S. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TAIWAN
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA-BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2004 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA-PENANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: U.S. ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL/MALAYSIA INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Purpose: FACT FINDING/TRADE/BI-LATERAL RELATIONS/HI-TECH CORRIDOR MEETINGS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER/FOREIGN MINISTER
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $7,248.30
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $5,750.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Walker.


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.