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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

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ALLEN, GEORGE, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $12,460.91

Average cost per trip - $1,780.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 400 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - L.M. Sandler & Sons, Inc.
Dates - November 26, 2001 - November 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Norfolk, VA

Purpose - Speech to Congregation Beth El
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement as part of
Notes -

Travel Cost - $624.00
Lodging Cost - $623.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,247.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement for PHRMA and pharmaceutical industry representatives.
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip. Her expenses are included in the totals. Actual reimbursement. Other expenses are not specified.

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $463.25
Meal Cost - $48.50
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $911.75

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wyeth, Inc.
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at annual meeting for PhRMA and pharmaceutical industry representatives.
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip. Her expenses are included. Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $1,338.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $284.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,622.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at NASDAQ leadership summit, a dialogue between leaders and government officials. Trip in 2003, signed & filed in 2003
Notes - Mrs. Allen accompanied Senator Allen on this trip (no name provided) Her expenses are included in the totals. There is an amendment to lodging, changed from orig. $3,842 to $1,921. Originally given incorrect information from trip sponsors.

Travel Cost - $2,736.34
Lodging Cost - $1,921.00
Meal Cost - $670.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,327.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Attached memo with revised costs for Senator: trans: office provided-total lodging:317-Meal: 299, 89 for Mrs. Allen, other: 0

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $388.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $705.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend Consumer Electronics Leaders in Technology Trade Show.
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $84.00
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $922.22

Additional family members - No

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.