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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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DOYLE, MIKE, Democratic Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $41,246.00

Average cost per trip - $6,874.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 156 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Italian American Foundation
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Vibo Valentia, Italy

Purpose - Exchange of political/legislative ideas between Italian officials and members of congress
Notes - Spouse Susan Doyle accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,940.00
Lodging Cost - $1,900.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,440.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Williams Company
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - Fact-finding / tour of the facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,212.00
Lodging Cost - $237.00
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NEI
Dates - June 28, 2002 - July 4, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - spouse Susan Doyle accompanied. Other costs are for escorts, interpreters, transfers and baggage handling.

Travel Cost - $13,846.00
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,700.00
Other Cost - $340.00
Total Cost - $18,006.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aruba

Purpose - Speaker at annual convention
Notes - Spouse Susan Doyle accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,722.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,622.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Carnegie Mellon University, Athens Information Technology Institute
Dates - April 12, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Athens, Greece

Purpose - Fact finding - graduation
Notes - Son David Doyle accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,976.00
Lodging Cost - $2,724.00
Meal Cost - $780.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,480.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Foundation
Dates - March 30, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tortola

Purpose - Speaker at annual prayer breakfast
Notes - Pittsburgh, PA - Tortola, BVI - Pittsburgh, PA (Tortola, British Virgin Islands)

Travel Cost - $2,228.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,228.00

Additional family members - No

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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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  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

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