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American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
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MURKOWSKI, FRANK, Republican Party
Alaska

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $63,519.79

Average cost per trip - $4,234.65
Total number of days spent traveling - 55 days
Rank of representative - 84 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Seafood Processors Assoc.
Dates - February 27, 2000 - February 29, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speech at convention
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,828.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,508.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speech at annual meeting
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $326.83
Lodging Cost - $1,213.62
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,690.45

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association for Energy Economics, Cleveland OH
Dates - September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - MN - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech to annual conference
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,387.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,387.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - MGN, Inc.
Dates - February 14, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Skull Valley, UT

Purpose - site visit. Skull Valley Nuclear Disposal Site
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,659.54
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $182.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,842.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - Participant, Global Environment Conference
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,989.60
Lodging Cost - $1,443.00
Meal Cost - $960.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,392.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - BP, Rio Tinto, Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 9, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Madrid, Spain

Purpose - World Energy briefings by BP, intl. Mineral Market, Forecast for 2000 and beyond briefings by Rio Tinto, meeting with Spanish Electric Association and a site visit to their nuclear plant facilities
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,611.57
Lodging Cost - $2,590.17
Meal Cost - $442.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,644.37

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
Dates - April 16, 2000 - April 25, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan - Hong Kong

Purpose - accompanied Sen. Murkowski
Notes - Senator's travel paid by U.S. State Dept.

Travel Cost - $7,223.32
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,223.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - speech and discussion panel participant at the institute's CEO meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,101.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $129.43
Other Cost - $3.86
Total Cost - $6,234.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Phillips Petroleum Company
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Ship christening
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,184.80
Lodging Cost - $237.08
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,571.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alyeska Pipeline Services Co, Era Aviation
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK - Valdez, AK - Fairbanks, AK - Deadhorse, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding trip related to the exploration development and transportation of oil and gas from the Alaska North Slope and associated communities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,340.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - TXU
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Big Spring, TX

Purpose - wind power tour and energy/nuclear briefing
Notes - lodging included meals

Travel Cost - $2,356.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,556.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Williams Companies
Dates - April 29, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,212.00
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,747.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - conference on convergence of US National Security and the Global Environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,984.92
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,864.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Royal Carribean International
Dates - November 10, 2001 - November 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional overview cruise
Notes - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $712.00
Lodging Cost - $899.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,611.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Waterfall Charitable Organization
Dates - October 19, 2001 - October 22, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Talkeetna, AK

Purpose - Alaska 2001 youth summit
Notes - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $1,673.80
Lodging Cost - $233.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,906.90

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.