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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

    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.
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  • 07.02.15

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SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $59,678.86

Average cost per trip - $3,140.99
Total number of days spent traveling - 71 days
Rank of representative - 94 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Party of Nevada
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 21, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote state convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,873.00
Lodging Cost - $352.31
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,329.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CARE
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Honduras

Purpose - To deliver CARE packages from Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,006.80
Lodging Cost - $288.72
Meal Cost - $212.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute, US-UN Women's Forum
Dates - September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participate in forum for women
Notes -

Travel Cost - $947.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $72.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,019.38

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - The member and the members spouse paid $500 each. The subsidized part of the trip is $585 per person

Travel Cost - $1,442.00
Lodging Cost - $424.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,166.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - fact finding delegation to Colombia
Notes - Spouse Robert Creamer attended entirely at personal expense. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,015.60
Lodging Cost - $773.26
Meal Cost - $76.94
Other Cost - $64.96
Total Cost - $1,930.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute for America's Future
Dates - October 20, 2001 - October 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - educational conference
Notes - No costs listed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Campaign for America's Future, Progressive Majority PAC
Dates - March 31, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speech and meetings on congressional issues and agenda
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,602.50
Lodging Cost - $211.77
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,814.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nation Institute
Dates - June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker at the annual dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $226.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $226.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Party of Oregon
Dates - March 9, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $567.00
Lodging Cost - $77.04
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $644.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 4, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - India

Purpose - educational - speech
Notes - spouse Robert Creamer - lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $14,596.48
Lodging Cost - $1,319.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,916.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Jewish Congress
Dates - October 28, 2003 - October 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Worth, TX

Purpose - awards dinner
Notes - AJC used a travel voucher to pay for the airfare. $1571 was the amount the ticket would have cost had AJC paid cash for it.

Travel Cost - $1,571.00
Lodging Cost - $106.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,677.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Haiti

Purpose - Fact finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,446.51
Lodging Cost - $269.50
Meal Cost - $93.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,809.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Dates - August 11, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - educational
Notes - other-guides

Travel Cost - $3,334.00
Lodging Cost - $1,064.00
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost - $276.00
Total Cost - $4,928.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - November 12, 2003 - November 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $257.00
Lodging Cost - $86.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $343.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - El Paso, TX - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - NAFTA tour
Notes - spouse, Robert Creamer

Travel Cost - $3,237.00
Lodging Cost - $316.00
Meal Cost - $266.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,819.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse, Robert Creamer, other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,146.80
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,796.80

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - participate in a conference on US China relations
Notes - with spouse Robert Creamer - other for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,420.24
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,895.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New Jersey Citizen Action
Dates - May 2, 2005 - May 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Meeting and speech
Notes - Chicago, IL - Newark, NJ - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,059.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,059.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Dirigo Alliance
Dates - September 9, 2005 - September 10, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Washington, DC - Portland, ME - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $616.00
Lodging Cost - $181.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $797.00

Additional family members - No

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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

    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.