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Image: Sweet Briar College web site

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.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

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  • 07.02.15

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KENNEDY, PATRICK J, Democratic Party
Rhode Island

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $20,932.19

Average cost per trip - $4,186.44
Total number of days spent traveling - 15 days
Rank of representative - 293 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Do Something
Dates - August 23, 2001 - August 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Deer Valley, UT

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Stein Erickson Lodge, UT

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $281.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $281.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - May 28, 2003 - May 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - NJ

Purpose - Legislative luncheon
Notes - Charitable contribution of $2000 to Providence YMCA was made by Connell Company in lieu of paying a honorarium - filed with form.

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Common Wealth Fund JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - January 14, 2005 - January 20, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Attending a bipartisan health care policy conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Ft Lauderdale, FL

Travel Cost - $839.56
Lodging Cost - $2,310.94
Meal Cost - $466.20
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $3,651.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 7, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Promote and strengthen cultural and economic ties to Rhode Island
Notes - Los Angeles - Taipei - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $3,400.00
Lodging Cost - $930.00
Meal Cost - $370.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - HIMSS (Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society)
Dates - February 25, 2004 - February 26, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Conference keynote
Notes - DC - Orlando - DC

Travel Cost - $11,243.39
Lodging Cost - $156.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,399.49

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.