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The End of College or the University of Everywhere

When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.

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The campus of the University of Chicago. Kevin Carey says most students of the future won't be going to traditional college campuses. Photo: Wikipedia.

The End of College or the University of Everywhere

When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.

Recent Posts

  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.
  • 03.11.15

    The Test

    In her new book,“The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be,” NPR Education Blogger Anya Kamenetz examines the role testing plays in American public education.
  • 03.04.15

    An Administrator Responds to Adjunct Protests

    Last week, we talked about growing dissent among adjunct college instructors who claim they’re not getting compensated fairly for the work they do. This week we’ll hear from someone who has dealt with this issue from the administration side.
  • 02.26.15

    Adjunct voices

    Ahead of National Adjunct Walkout Day on February 25th, American RadioWorks asked adjunct professors around the country how things are going for them. The short answer? Not well.

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CHAFEE, LINCOLN D, Republican Party
Rhode Island

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $30,976.42

Average cost per trip - $6,195.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 212 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Federal Express
Dates - March 3, 2000 - March 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Woods Hole, MA

Purpose - Climate Science Briefing on Global Climate Change organized by the Alliance for the Advancement of Climate Science.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $353.37
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $353.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,594.60
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,874.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - to participate in a conference on US - China relations
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Total cost entered in other box

Travel Cost - $11,867.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,667.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - August 3, 2002 - August 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Fairbanks, AK - Artic Village, AK - Artic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Prudhoe Bay, AK - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - fact-finding trip on Artic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling/energy and wilderness issues
Notes - other is oil field tour

Travel Cost - $3,962.11
Lodging Cost - $586.94
Meal Cost - $282.10
Other Cost - $74.00
Total Cost - $4,905.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harness Tracks of America
Dates - February 19, 2002 - February 21, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech to 2002 Harness Racing Congress
Notes - total cost entered in other box

Travel Cost - $343.00
Lodging Cost - $833.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,176.30

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
The campus of the University of Chicago. Kevin Carey says most students of the future won't be going to traditional college campuses. Photo: Wikipedia.

The End of College or the University of Everywhere

When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.

Recent Posts

  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.
  • 03.11.15

    The Test

    In her new book,“The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing–But You Don’t Have to Be,” NPR Education Blogger Anya Kamenetz examines the role testing plays in American public education.
  • 03.04.15

    An Administrator Responds to Adjunct Protests

    Last week, we talked about growing dissent among adjunct college instructors who claim they’re not getting compensated fairly for the work they do. This week we’ll hear from someone who has dealt with this issue from the administration side.
  • 02.26.15

    Adjunct voices

    Ahead of National Adjunct Walkout Day on February 25th, American RadioWorks asked adjunct professors around the country how things are going for them. The short answer? Not well.