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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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TIERNEY, JOHN, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $47,956.81

Average cost per trip - $6,850.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 37 days
Rank of representative - 132 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Bell Retirees
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - To speak on retiree health bill introduced by Congressman Tierney
Notes - May 11 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $847.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $847.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - with spouse Patrice

Travel Cost - $3,974.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,974.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Patrice - other covered ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,286.60
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,126.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New England Board of Higher Education
Dates - September 27, 2003 - September 27, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - New England Board of Higher Education in cooperation with The College Board conference on "Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, The New England Impact."
Notes - with spouse Patrice

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $201.29
Meal Cost - $54.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $255.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - spouse Patrice Tierney

Travel Cost - $3,276.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,896.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Education Reform
Notes - Boston, MA - Cancun, Mexico - Boston, MA

Travel Cost - $2,377.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,097.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - Boston, MA - China - Boston, MA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,398.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost - $2,030.00
Total Cost - $20,760.10

Additional family members - Yes

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.