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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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BROWN, SHERROD, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 25
Total cost of trips - $86,497.95

Average cost per trip - $3,459.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 112 days
Rank of representative - 51 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Labor Committee
Dates - July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - Human and labor rights investigation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,515.80
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,705.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Taiwanese American Conference East Coast
Dates - July 2, 2000 - July 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, DE

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $971.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $971.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - Conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by child Emily Brown

Travel Cost - $3,426.20
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,951.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $904.70
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $332.00
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,535.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ohio State University, Mershon Center
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 23, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kiev, Ukraine - Luiv, Ukraine

Purpose - Participate in opening of US-EU-Ukranian development of education for democracy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,926.02
Lodging Cost - $194.94
Meal Cost - $130.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,251.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 16, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, Russia - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - Participate in conference on US - Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,265.80
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,265.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meet Jonathan Kozol (author) and the students and teachers of the South Bronx he writes about.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $466.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $476.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Swarthmore College
Dates - February 12, 2001 - February 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Swarthmore, PA

Purpose - Speak to government class and government teachers on Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $151.00
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $201.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Policy conference
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $637.50
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,344.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $584.00
Lodging Cost - $1,357.51
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,400.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 15, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,383.50
Lodging Cost - $179.65
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,563.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - symposium on Taiwan's WHO campaign and international health
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,302.57
Lodging Cost - $128.57
Meal Cost - $271.50
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $7,002.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - participate in conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $6,216.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,016.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Child Elizabeth accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,338.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,813.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on US - Mexico relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,628.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $495.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,848.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Participate in forum on US - Mexico
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,013.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $131.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,594.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Partners in Health
Dates - April 15, 2003 - April 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Purpose - Participate in conference on AIDS and visit AIDS clinic
Notes -

Travel Cost - $779.10
Lodging Cost - $138.00
Meal Cost - $73.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $990.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Potomac, MD

Purpose - Participate in dialogue on leadership with courage and compassion.
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $196.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $196.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - conference on US-China relations
Notes - child, Elizabeth

Travel Cost - $4,775.06
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,050.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - participate in congressional health policy conference
Notes - other cost is jacket and pedometer

Travel Cost - $676.96
Lodging Cost - $1,414.29
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $2,622.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democracy Project
Dates - May 14, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in conference on trade and globalization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $166.00
Lodging Cost - $239.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $405.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - 3rd Annual Mexico Futures Forum
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Morelia, Mexico - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $1,703.10
Lodging Cost - $441.88
Meal Cost - $269.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,414.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Common Wealth Fund JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 15, 2003
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bi-Partisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $544.36
Lodging Cost - $904.00
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,415.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - Cleveland - Rome - Venice - Cleveland Personal Expenses 8/16 - 8/22

Travel Cost - $4,741.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,746.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Dublin, Ireland - Cleveland, OH Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,656.30
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,718.30

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

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    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.