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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)

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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.

Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

Business Roundtable


Total cost of 23 trips: $58,864.53


Traveler: John Cornyn (from the office of John Cornyn)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: ATTENDED THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CONGRESS AND THE ECONOMY PROGRAM
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,911.88
source

Traveler: Lindsey Graham (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $736.94
source

Traveler: Steve Pearce (from the office of Steve Pearce)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEMBERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSSING BUSINESS ISSUES AND ACTIVITIES OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,585.88
source

Traveler: Steve King (from the office of Steve King)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEETING BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY LEADERS ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC POLICY RELATING TO BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,585.88
source

Traveler: Candice Miller (from the office of Candice Miller)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO NEW YORK CITY TO DETROIT, MI
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CONGRESS AND THE ECONOMY PROGRAM
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,219.09
source

Traveler: Chris Chocola (from the office of Chris Chocola)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY - SOUTH BEND, IN
Purpose: DIALOGUE BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY ON THE ECONOMY
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,000.38
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Traveler: Brian Pomper (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND THE DOHA ROUND OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,410.00
source

Traveler: Regina Mahony (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETING WITH US, EU AND OTHER TRADE AMBASSADORS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,597.00
source

Traveler: Michael Castellano (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: ZURICH-GENEVA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WTO MEETINGS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Traveler: Randall Suderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,596.70
source

Traveler: Angela Ellard (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,170.40
source

Traveler: Brian Pomper (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAK ON A CHIEF TRADE COUNSEL'S PANEL SPONSORED BY THE BRT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source

Traveler: Tim Reif (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON WTO TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.08
source

Traveler: Randall Soderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: EL SALVADOR AND GUATEMALA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONCERNING CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (CAFTA)
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Purpose: ATTENDED MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH SALVADORAN AND GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE REGARDING THE CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,575.00
source

Traveler: David Malech (from the office of Kevin Brady)
Destination: EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Matt Price (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN REGARDS TO THE CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Shore (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENT LEADERS, US EMPOSSING, LOCAL BUSINESS TO DISCUSS THE CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Traveler: Angela Ellard (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SAN SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY
Purpose: PREPARATION & FACT GATHERING FOR CONGRESSIONAL CONSIDERATION OF CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,165.00
source

Traveler: Kim Monk (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH CARE STRATEGY SESSION ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE BRT HEALTH & RETIREMENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 7, 2005
Expense: $340.00
source

Traveler: Emily Porter (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE EDUCATION TASK FORCE MEETING OF BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Jul 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $447.26
source

Traveler: Alice Cain (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: BROOMFIELD, CO
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT REP. MILLER'S TEACH ACT & OTHER ISSUES BEFORE THE ED & WORKFORCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $754.64
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.