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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

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BROWNBACK, SAM, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $26,645.42

Average cost per trip - $1,665.34
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 245 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ave Marie
Dates - September 27, 2002 - September 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.84
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ave Marie
Dates - October 15, 2002 - October 15, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,094.15
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,144.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Keynote Speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $512.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $862.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Right to Life of Louisville, KY
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Guest speaker at gala banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $969.50
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,094.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Participation in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $65.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $498.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ave Maria School of Law
Dates - May 18, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,192.73
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $7,362.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archdiocese of Denver
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Deliver first annual Robert Casey lecture on Faith & Public Life
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 4, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Participation in conference
Notes - Filed in end of year financial disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for lodging and food.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ACLJ
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Topeka, KS - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $10,074.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,074.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Regent Univ
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $933.71
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $933.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pro Life Defense Fund
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA - Manchester, MA

Purpose - Received an award
Notes - Boston and Manchester, Massachusetts

Travel Cost - $572.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Republican Party
Dates - May 3, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - [Amended to change sponsor to Michigan Rep Party]

Travel Cost - $1,704.58
Lodging Cost - $596.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,301.13

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Midland Young Republicans
Dates - February 16, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Midland, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Kansas City, MO - Midland, TX This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Dates - February 29, 2004 - February 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Kansas City, MO - West Palm Beach, FL This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Empower America
Dates - May 17, 2004 - May 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Topeka, KS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Share charter flight from Lawrence, KS to Washington, DC after speaking engagement in Topeka, KS May 17, 2004 This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Center for Moral Clarity
Dates - October 13, 2005 - October 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $620.90
Lodging Cost - $654.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,275.66

Additional family members - No

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    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.
  • 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.