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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)

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

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  • 07.07.15

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EHLERS, VERNON J, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $19,966.42

Average cost per trip - $1,535.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 302 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - April 15, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - CA

Purpose - Meeting with technology companies.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $341.00
Lodging Cost - $448.92
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speech on improving K-12 Math-Science educ.
Notes - meal expenses included

Travel Cost - $589.50
Lodging Cost - $446.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,036.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale University
Dates - May 2, 2002 - May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - speech at major symposium
Notes - other expenses include cab fare

Travel Cost - $799.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $15.00
Total Cost - $964.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dates - February 15, 2003 - February 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Receive an award and give several speeches
Notes -

Travel Cost - $515.02
Lodging Cost - $284.00
Meal Cost - $5.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $804.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Conference on health care issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $633.21
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $633.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech to members of American Association of Railroads
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $416.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,248.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dates - September 25, 2003 - September 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - Presentation on science, education and congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $614.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $829.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Road Builders
Dates - August 7, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - MI

Purpose - Legislative policy conference
Notes - Spouse Johanna Ehlers accompanied. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $880.04
Meal Cost - $419.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,299.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Retreat on faith and politics
Notes -

Travel Cost - $379.33
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $127.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $664.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute, Carnegie Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Congressional Conference on Education Reform..
Notes - Wife Johanna Ehlers accompanied - other expense is ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,603.18
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $270.00
Total Cost - $5,493.18

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) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Participate in congressional health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $874.03
Lodging Cost - $1,322.10
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,671.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Alliance
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 10, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To give one speech and lead two roundtable discussions
Notes - Washington, DC - Charleston, SC - Grand Rapids, MI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,362.29
Lodging Cost - $765.30
Meal Cost - $210.04
Other Cost - $255.96
Total Cost - $2,593.59

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Christa McAuliffe Center for Education & Teaching Excellence, Second Annual Massachusetts STEM Summit
Dates - October 16, 2005 - October 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sturbridge, MA

Purpose - Speech about the importance of math and science education for America's children
Notes - Grand Rapids, MI - Sturbridge, MA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $830.60
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $939.60

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

    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.