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CARSON, JULIA, Democratic Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $23,455.79

Average cost per trip - $2,931.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 269 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - Dates of Travel are stated as April 6-7 and April 12-13. Dates of Botswana visit are stated as April 9-12 01.

Travel Cost - $8,313.21
Lodging Cost - $1,447.48
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,110.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $100.75
Lodging Cost - $336.00
Meal Cost - $76.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $513.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $370.00
Total Cost - $7,570.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - educational -- CBC health and environmental justice brain trusts
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $585.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - women's caucus issues visit to the NYSE
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $273.00
Lodging Cost - $372.06
Meal Cost - $88.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $733.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - leadership summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $331.10
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $531.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,807.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 5, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Purpose - mental health roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,176.00
Lodging Cost - $240.02
Meal Cost - $34.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,450.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation Coalition
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority health summit - to promote minority health
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Indianapolis, IN

Travel Cost - $455.66
Lodging Cost - $229.65
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.31

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

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?

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    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

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  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

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  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.