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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

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

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Trips sponsored by

Transatlantic Policy Network


Total cost of 34 trips: $181,173.13


Traveler: Rick Boucher (from the office of Rick Boucher)
Destination: TUCSON
Purpose: SPEECH AND PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON CURRENT INTERNET POLICY ISSUES IN CONGRESS.
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,660.00
source

Traveler: Everett Eissenstat (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: TANQUE VERDE RANCH-TUCSON, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK MID-YEAR ASSESSMENT
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.50
source

Traveler: Hillel Weinberg (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: TUCZON, AZ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETING OF THE TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,871.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Sawyer (from the office of Thomas Sawyer)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MID-YEAR ASSESSMENT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,890.00
source

Traveler: Rick Boucher (from the office of Rick Boucher)
Destination: VENICE
Purpose: SPEECH TO PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON CREATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL INTERNET ISSUES AGENDA
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Traveler: Calvin Dooley (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: MALAGA, SPAIN
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING MEETING (PARTICIPATED IN SESSIONS)
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,164.00
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING MTNG: TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY, INTERNET ISSUES & US/EU PARTNERSHIP IN CURRENT ADMIN.
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,299.00
source

Traveler: George Nethercutt (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES THROUGH MADRID TO MALAGA, SPAIN
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,096.00
source

Traveler: Jerry Weller (from the office of Jerry Weller)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: SPEECH & PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,298.80
source

Traveler: Thomas Sawyer (from the office of Thomas Sawyer)
Destination: SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN
Purpose: TPN MID-YEAR ASSESSMENT
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,262.60
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK CONFERENCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $553.50
source

Traveler: Calvin Dooley (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING (PARTICIPATES IN MEETINGS)
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $612.50
source

Traveler: E. Clay Shaw (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: MALAGA, SPAIN
Purpose: DISCUSS TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND PROMOTE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNER THROUGH MEMBER (OF CONGRESS) TO MEMBER (OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT) DIALOGUE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: DC-SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,186.90
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: MID-YEAR MEETING
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,954.18
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: DC - SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN - SEVILLE, SPAIN
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK SPRING MEETING - PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $5,769.29
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.18
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: CADIZ, SPAIN
Purpose: US EUROPEAN RELATIONS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.00
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: LONDON - SCOTLAND - DULLES; WASHINGTON
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE; INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,436.00
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,595.00
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,595.00
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: LONDON/PARIS/BRUSSELS
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN A SERIES OF EVENTS
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,276.26
source

Traveler: Jay Inslee (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON TRADE RELATIONS WITH E.U.
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $11,836.42
source

Traveler: Dennis Cardoza (from the office of Dennis Cardoza)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-PARIS-BRUSSELS-PARIS-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TO ASSESS PROGRESS MADE ON THE 10-POINT, 10-YEAR ACTION PLAN IN THE TPN'S "STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP" AND TO SET TPN'S WORK PRIORITIES
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $13,265.13
source

Traveler: F. James Sensenbrenner (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: PARIS, FRANCE (DEGAULLE) TO BRUSSELS
Purpose: TPN MEETINGS INVOLVE DIRECT DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ON TOPICS INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, WTO, ELECTIONS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, SECURITY ISSUES AND ECONOMICS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $16,509.52
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: MUNICH, GERMANY TO BRUSSELS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: REMARKS/PANEL WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AT A TPN MEETING/CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $12,597.77
source

Traveler: Ron Kind (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF THE EU PARLIAMENT
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND ECONOMIC SUMMIT WITH EU LEADERS
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $16,396.97
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BRUSSELS
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $11,769.17
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS-PARIS-WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: TPN CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO PARIS & TPN AUTUMN MEETING IN BRUSSELS-STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN THE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP & GUEST SPEAKER AT CIR-EPC (CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) SEMINAR "THE USE OF FORCE-EUROPEAN & AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES"
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,369.17
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE WITH EUROPEAN LEGISLATORS
Date: May 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,088.37
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: IAD-SLC-DCA
Purpose: SPOKE AT TPN'S SPRING MEETING-DISCUSSION ON STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,864.38
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA-SALT LAKE CITY, UT-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING-TASK FORCE DEVELOPMENT SESSION CONGRESSMAN ENGLISH IS A CO-CHAIR OF THE COMPLETEING THE TRANSATLANTIC MARKET
Date: May 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,567.09
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: EDINBURG SCOTLAND
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,500.43
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.