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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.

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.

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Chicago Council on Foreign Relations - $13,892.46 spent on 6 trips
79.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
20.8% spent on Republican Party

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
November 20, 2002 - November 24, 2002 (5 days)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Purpose - Attended 2002 Atlantic Conference
Total Cost -

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
December 16, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Speech to members
Total Cost - $995.06

COLLINS, SUSAN M - Republican Party
November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Cape Town, South Africa
Co-sponsor(s): South African Institute for Int'l Affairs
Purpose - Conference on International Affairs and Fact Finding Trip
Total Cost - $1,653.00

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
June 6, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Keynote speaker at a conference on "Chicago as a Global Financial Center"
Total Cost - $245.40

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Cape Town, South Africa
Co-sponsor(s): South African Institute for Int'l Affairs
Purpose - Participate in a conference on international affairs and fact finding trip
Total Cost -

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Cape Town, South Africa
Co-sponsor(s): South African Institute for Int'l Affairs
Purpose - Conference participant at the Transatlantic conference of 2004
Total Cost - $10,999.00

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.