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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.

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Office of

Fred Upton


Total cost of 56 office trips: $89,771.33


Trips by Fred Upton
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $39,540.19

Destination: ROME-VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,224.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: BRIEFINGS/WORKSHOP IN REFERENCE TO THE RECORDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $438.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN UPTON SPOKE TO CONFERENCE DELEGATES
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,144.50
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MEET WITH DELEGATES FROM REGION AND STATE
Date: Jun 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,471.40
source

Destination: ATTEND NATIONAL CABLE TELEVISION CONFERENCE AND SPEAK TO TRIBUNE MANAGEMENT FORUM
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA CONFERENCE AND SPEAK TO TRIBUNE MANAGEMENT FORUM.
Date: Jun 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,822.50
source

Destination: VISITED UPLINK FACILITY AND RETAIL OPERATIONS.
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS.
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,047.70
source

Destination: MEETINGS/PRAYER SESSIONS
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE SESSIONS RELATED TO THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION WITH OTHER CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $941.50
source

Destination: FRED UPTON SERVED AS A SPEAKER FOR AN AFTER-DINNER EVENTS
Sponsor: Tribune Corporation
Purpose: WGN ANNUAL EVENT WITH CUBS SPRING TRAINING
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,336.60
source

Destination: PRAYER, POLITICS, & RECONCILIATION RETREAT
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT (BIPAHISAN)
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,830.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,783.42
source

Destination: KALAMAZOO, MI-CHICAGO, IL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM ON INDUSTRY ISSUES.
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,882.02
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING & RECEPTION IN ASSOCIATION W/ FORD MOTOR COMPANIES CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,139.36
source

Destination: DC-DETROIT-KALAMAZOO
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETING
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $737.89
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-LAS VEGAS, NV-DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: CONFERENCE (RELATING TO SUBCOMM)
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,085.80
source

Destination: ST. JOSEPH, MI-MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $628.18
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REFLECT/DISCUSS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN FAITH AND THEIR WORK IN CONGRESS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,213.58
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SELMA, ALABAMA, ST. JOSEPH, MI
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REMEMBER, REFLECT AND DISCUSS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS VOTING MARCH
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,002.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C./DULLES-LAS VEGAS-DULLES
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL REGARDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES.-1000 PEOPLE
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.44
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM AND IT'S IMPACT ON THE E.U. AND MIDDLE-EAST
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,992.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fred Upton

Sean Bonyun
Joan Hillebrands
Ryan Hollowell
John Kim
Debra Marshall
William Nordwind
John Proos
William Quinn
Edward Sackley
Kevin Vettraino
Michael Waldron
Charles Yessaian



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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.