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American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

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LOWEY, NITA M, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $68,390.25

Average cost per trip - $5,699.19
Total number of days spent traveling - 81 days
Rank of representative - 76 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - education reform conference
Notes - spouse, stephen

Travel Cost - $1,669.00
Lodging Cost - $1,290.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,129.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hearst Corporation
Dates - August 6, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Santa Fe, NM

Purpose - speech at women business exes. Confer
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,710.22
Lodging Cost - $804.99
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,115.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - conference on us-china relations
Notes - spouse, stephen; dates at personal expense - 5/28/2000-5/29/2000, 2 nights; other expenses=ground trans; lodging -4nights

Travel Cost - $1,944.00
Lodging Cost - $1,288.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,532.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 15, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional women's caucus
Notes - luncheon only, no travel

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $50.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - US Cuba relations; policy
Notes - Spouse Stephen Lowey accompanied. Other costs are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 5, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - Conference on political Islam
Notes - Spouse Stephen Lowey accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $4,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $7,250.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Stephen Lowey accompanied. Other costs are for jacket and tote bag.

Travel Cost - $1,514.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.00
Meal Cost - $495.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $3,369.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on U.S.-Mexico relations
Notes - Other expenses are for ground transportation; Spouse Stephen Lowey accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,503.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,980.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,408.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Great Exuma Island, Bahamas

Purpose - U.S. policy in South America
Notes - spouse Steve Lowey accompanied - other costs were ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,524.00
Lodging Cost - $2,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,344.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - U.S.-China relations
Notes - other expenses were ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,422.72
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $800.00
Total Cost - $5,697.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 19, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (17 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - Personal expense 3/19/05 - 3/24/05 and 4/3/05 to 4/4/05 [Amended to show more personal days]

Travel Cost - $11,459.10
Lodging Cost - $1,535.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost - $2,030.00
Total Cost - $16,824.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2004 - September 1, 2004 (13 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - US - Russia - Europe relations
Notes - Personal expenses: August 20; August 27 - Sept 1st Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,908.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,113.20

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.