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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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KING, PETER, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $10,894.45

Average cost per trip - $1,815.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 420 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Sinn Fein
Dates - April 6, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - to attend annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $522.00
Lodging Cost - $580.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,152.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke
Dates - March 18, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Holyoke, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $418.00
Lodging Cost - $137.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $605.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Sinn Fein
Dates - May 25, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - Observe elections in Northern Ireland
Notes - Spouse Rosemary King

Travel Cost - $1,236.00
Lodging Cost - $618.82
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,954.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 27, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Education/meetings
Notes - Child Sean King

Travel Cost - $4,000.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Homeland Security Committee retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federal Law Enforcement Officers Assn
Dates - June 25, 2004 - June 26, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - FLEOA Awards Dinner Guest of Honor
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - New York, NY

Travel Cost - $1,032.70
Lodging Cost - $105.93
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,178.63

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.