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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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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.

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Trips sponsored by

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies


Total cost of 28 trips: $164,213.01


Traveler: John Weaver (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE, DEFENSE, AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM ISSUES INVOLVING SINGAPORE AND UNITED STATES
Date: Feb 13, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Traveler: Jennifer Thompson (from the office of Robin Hayes)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE AND DEFENSE ISSUES BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND THE U.S.
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Traveler: Shara Aranoff (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONSULT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, PRIVATE SECTOR, AND ACADEMICS CONCERNING U.S.-SINGAPORE AND REGIONAL TRADE AND RELATED ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,947.96
source

Traveler: Leslie Mcdonald (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, REGIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,919.30
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF US SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-US-ASEAN INIATIVE
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,081.44
source

Traveler: Melissa Koloszar (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF US-SINGAPORE TRADE AND SECURITY RELATIONSHIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,156.01
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcfaul (from the office of Jeff Miller)
Destination: DC TO SINGAPORE
Purpose: SUMMITS ON TRADE, TERRORISM PREVENTION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Traveler: Dan Gurley (from the office of Cass Ballenger)
Destination: SIN
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP DEALING WITH TRADE, SECURITY AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Traveler: Dana Gartzke (from the office of Dave Weldon)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT WITH SINGAPOREAN OFFICIALS
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,634.18
source

Traveler: Roger France (from the office of Charles Taylor)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,510.10
source

Traveler: Helen Hardin (from the office of Zach Wamp)
Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Traveler: Joseph Jakub (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,441.06
source

Traveler: William Mcbride (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: ISSUE STUDIES
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,031.00
source

Traveler: Eve Young (from the office of Ed Pastor)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,646.21
source

Traveler: Richard Perry (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET W/ HIGH LEVEL OFFICIALS AT DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPT. OF DEFENSE, FOREIGN MINISTRY RE: TRADE TERRORISM, MILITARY AND SECURITY ISSUES RE: U.S. SHIPS AND BUSINESS CLIMATE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,256.00
source

Traveler: Greg Mesack (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE NATION OF SINGAPORE, DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE US-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S COUNTER-TERRORISM PROGRAMS, AND MEET WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,296.19
source

Traveler: Phil Kiko (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,320.86
source

Traveler: Kelly Zerzan (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT US-SINGAPORE TRADE AGREEMENT, EFFECTS TO COMBAT TERRORISIM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,851.77
source

Traveler: Mary Kerr (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: NEWARK - SINGAPORE
Purpose: INFORMATION TRIP, INCLUDING TRADE & SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Traveler: Kenneth Kraft (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND BETTER U.S.-SINGAPORE TRADE AND DEFENSE RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Traveler: David Goldenberg (from the office of Alcee Hastings)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE, DEFENSE, AND HOMELAND SECURITY AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND SINGAPORE.
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,047.80
source

Traveler: Angela Sowa (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,745.00
source

Traveler: Assad Akhter (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,145.00
source

Traveler: Al Green (from the office of Al Green)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS-NEWARK, NJ-SINGAPORE-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS HOMELAND/BORDER SECURITY
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $7,249.26
source

Traveler: Joseph Crowley (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY, BORDER SECURITY, EDUCATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $7,200.40
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,334.38
source

Traveler: Gregg Sheiowitz (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,318.40
source



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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.