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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

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BORSKI, ROBERT A, Democratic Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $14,499.31

Average cost per trip - $2,899.86
Total number of days spent traveling - 24 days
Rank of representative - 371 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Ice Cream Vendors
Dates - November 8, 2000 - November 11, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker and attendee to conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $907.90
Lodging Cost - $726.00
Meal Cost - $140.41
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $1,814.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads, Burlington Northern & Sante Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Casper, WY - Cody, WY - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Attend the AAR Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Karen Borski accompanied. Transportation cost includes train and other

Travel Cost - $5,642.00
Lodging Cost - $784.00
Meal Cost - $654.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,080.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - June 13, 2001 - June 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Point, NY

Purpose - Attend the Cooperstown Conference on legislative and regulatory issues facing the rail industry
Notes - Spouse Karen Borski accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost - $645.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $695.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - DRS Technologies, Inc.
Dates - May 31, 2002 - June 3, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Farmington, PA

Purpose - conference on legislative/regulatory issues affecting DRS and its employees
Notes - spouse Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $218.00
Lodging Cost - $1,542.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,960.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Atofina Chemicals, Inc.
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 9, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - attend conferences with Atofina execs to discuss legislative and regulatory issues affecting company in U.S. and Europe
Notes - spouse Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $1,308.00
Lodging Cost - $1,242.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,950.00

Additional family members - Yes

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

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  • 07.07.15

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    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.