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MINK, PATSY, Democratic Party
Hawaii

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $10,177.61

Average cost per trip - $2,035.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 10 days
Rank of representative - 431 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Asian American Bar Association, Japanese American Service Committee
Dates - September 30, 2000 - October 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - key note 2000 Fugi Festival
Notes - took Wendy Mink

Travel Cost - $4,144.06
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,744.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bryn Mar College
Dates - March 1, 2002 - March 1, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bryn Mar College, PA

Purpose - conference speaker on welfare reform.
Notes - Note next to sponsor says "billed but not yet received".

Travel Cost - $95.00
Lodging Cost - $136.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $231.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Dates - March 2, 2002 - March 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - keynote speaker at National Asian American Conference on Law and Public Policy, dinner
Notes - Note next to sponsor says "billed but not yet received".

Travel Cost - $388.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes - spouse John F. Mink accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,868.00
Lodging Cost - $932.00
Meal Cost - $524.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,324.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Organization for Women
Dates - June 22, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Paul, MN

Purpose - keynote and receive award.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $360.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $489.00

Additional family members - No

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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

    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.