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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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ETHERIDGE, BOB, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $51,916.51

Average cost per trip - $5,768.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 120 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Child Brian Etheridge accompanied. NB - Member paid $500 toward cost of trip.

Travel Cost - $1,442.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Legislative update to company employees.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $339.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $342.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse Faye Etheridge

Travel Cost - $15,039.81
Lodging Cost - $1,325.01
Meal Cost - $1,400.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,764.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to Spanish nuclear facilities
Notes - Spouse Faye Etheridge accompanied

Travel Cost - $12,198.00
Lodging Cost - $1,160.00
Meal Cost - $1,266.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,624.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational (visit to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,389.27
Lodging Cost - $216.75
Meal Cost - $261.20
Other Cost - $92.26
Total Cost - $1,959.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Conference on education reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,232.40
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,972.40

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Faye Etheridge

Travel Cost - $3,458.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,078.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participate in "Washington Outlook" panel on 3/19 9 am - 11 am Futures Industry Association Conference
Notes - No date stamp from the Office of the Clerk US House of Representatives. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $870.10
Lodging Cost - $490.62
Meal Cost - $176.27
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,536.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 19, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Town hall to discuss importance of Social Security to rural Americans
Notes - Raleigh - Louisville - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $349.29
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $468.29

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.