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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.
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  • 07.02.15

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WICKER, ROGER F, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $60,885.23

Average cost per trip - $5,535.02
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 90 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - March 25, 2002 - March 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - to attend 19th annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar
Notes - Spouse accompanied (name not specified.)

Travel Cost - $962.00
Lodging Cost - $493.20
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,555.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Notes - Memphis, TN - Naples, FL - Memphis, TN

Travel Cost - $1,352.30
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $507.01
Other Cost - $600.98
Total Cost - $2,828.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 22, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the U.S.-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - Memphis, TN connected through Amsterdam Netherlands (NWA) - Venice, Italy (KLM); Return Venice, Italy to Amsterdam, Netherlands (KLM) to Memphis, TN

Travel Cost - $4,683.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,688.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore (no return)

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $632.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea-US Exchange Council, US Malaysia Exchange Assn
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Purpose - S.Korea: Meet w/Admin reps, Members of Parliament, Natl Security Advisor, & US Business to discuss US troop presence in Korea/N. Korea nuclear proliferation Malaysia:meet w/Prime Minister & other officials to learn more of the US business & counter-terror
Notes - Washington, DC - Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Langkawi, Malaysia - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $24,125.98
Lodging Cost - $2,534.00
Meal Cost - $686.00
Other Cost - $412.00
Total Cost - $27,757.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Memphis - Phoenix for Rep Wicker (Return was via new trip) Memphis - Phoenix - Memphis for Gayle Wicker.[assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US Policy in Latin America in Punta Mita, Mexico
Notes - Phoenix - Puerto Vallarta - Memphis for Rep. Wicker Memphis - Puerto Vallarta - Memphis for Caroline Wicker

Travel Cost - $2,955.84
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,616.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,521.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aurora Flight Sciences
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Starkville, MS

Purpose - Deliver speech for Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening at Aurora's Starkville UAV factory.
Notes - Private aircraft was used. Equivalent first class airfare from DCA to GTR. Manassas, VA - Starkville, MS, municipal airstrip

Travel Cost - $616.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $616.70

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Memphis, TN - Honolulu, HI - Memphis, TN This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Memphis, TN - Dublin, Ireland - Memphis, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,879.30
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,841.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Isle of Capri Corp
Dates - July 30, 2005 - July 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Charity benefit concert for the BB King Museum
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $132.16
Meal Cost - $45.03
Other Cost - $628.00
Total Cost - $805.19

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.