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American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.

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Trips sponsored by

Columbia University


Total cost of 37 trips: $23,215.46


Traveler: Bob Barr (from the office of Bob Barr)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $674.60
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN TELEVISION PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $737.00
source

Traveler: Paul David Wellstone (from the office of Paul David Wellstone)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-NEW YORK CITY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,672.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEECH ON "THE SUPREME COURT AT A CROSSROAD" FOR THE MAURICE ROSENBERG ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE
Date: Oct 18, 2000
Expense: $236.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Bob (from the office of William Roth)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: SPEECH AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Date: Nov 13, 2000
Expense: $471.00
source

Traveler: Sander Levin (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $454.50
source

Traveler: Tim Reif (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON BILATERAL & MULTILATERAL TRADE ISSUES
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $476.50
source

Traveler: David Roll (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ON CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $634.40
source

Traveler: Susan Christensen (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2002
Expense: $311.54
source

Traveler: Sarah Birch (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: VISIT & STUDY TEENSCREEN PROGRAM & NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $578.40
source

Traveler: David Torian (from the office of Michael Mcnulty)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: MEET W/ HOSPITAL & MEDIC EDUCATION OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS AND WITNESS MEDIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $572.28
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Traveler: Susan Christensen (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination: LGA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $690.50
source

Traveler: Kerry Ann Watkins (from the office of Peter King)
Destination: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION AT COLUMBIA
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION/COLUMBIA SITE VISIT
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $578.00
source

Traveler: Melissa Rohrbach (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN "PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION"-AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO TEACH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTION OF AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $605.05
source

Traveler: Robin Bachman (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION TWO DAY CONFERENCE
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE CHALLENGES FACING ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $612.56
source

Traveler: Deborah Altenburg (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MINI-MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $521.00
source

Traveler: Wendy Darwell (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: REVIEW FEDERAL ROLE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $453.00
source

Traveler: Francesca Tedesco (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: TOUR OF NEW YORK
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS - THEIR FINANCING, RESEARCH PROGRAMS, AND FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENTS
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $553.06
source

Traveler: Dianne Miller (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: VISIT NEW LAB SPACE & DISCUSS RESEARCH FUNDING
Date: May 28, 2002
Expense: $209.00
source

Traveler: Roberto Rodriguez (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Purpose: TO PRESENT ON'ACCOUNTABILITY: WHAT WILL IT MEAN' FROM NCLB
Date: Sep 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $397.00
source

Traveler: Gabrielle Tenzer (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: LAMONT DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Dec 19, 2002
Expense: $87.00
source

Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TAPING FOR FRONTLINE PBS TELEVISION SERIES ON CHILD WELFARE
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,986.50
source

Traveler: Donald Marron (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: LANSDOWNE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ENTITLED THE "THE FUTURE OF THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION"
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $558.00
source

Traveler: Deborah Darcy (from the office of Steve Israel)
Destination: NY
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Mar 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $616.00
source

Traveler: Richard Lugar (from the office of Richard Lugar)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE AMERICAN ASSEMBLY'S SERVICE TO DEMOCRACY AWARD
Date: Sep 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $937.54
source

Traveler: Paul Sinders (from the office of Richard Lugar)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY ME AS I RECEIVE THE SERVICE TO DEMOCRACY AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN ASSEMBLY OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Date: Sep 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $741.70
source

Traveler: Amanda Farris (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: DENVER - NEW ORLEANS - D.C.
Purpose: TO DISCUSS NCLB
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $916.07
source

Traveler: Jean Doyle (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: MARCH 28-MARCH 29-COLUMBIA HEALTH PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: EDUCATION-COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $656.00
source

Traveler: Heather Langdon (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION: TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, THE BENEFITS IT PROVIDES, ITS COMPLEX FUNDING MECHANISMS, AND THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $656.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Robitaille (from the office of Mario Diaz-Balart)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO BETTER UNDERSTAND MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND ISSUES THAT EFFECT THEM
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $656.00
source

Traveler: Emily Gibbons (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM ON BIOTERRORISM AND MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $326.00
source

Traveler: Judith Brewer (from the office of John Mchugh)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION - EDUCATING CONGRESS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, ITS BENEFITS, ITS FINDING MECHANISM AND THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $656.00
source

Traveler: Deborah Darcy (from the office of Steve Israel)
Destination: NY
Purpose: PRESENTATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $616.00
source

Traveler: Munir Madyun (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: GAIN A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS
Date: May 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $657.00
source

Traveler: Joanna Serra (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: NEW YORK-WASHINGTON
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE RESEARCH AND PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY THE LAMONT-DOHERTY SCIENCE CENTER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Date: Aug 25, 2005
Expense: $223.16
source

Traveler: Emily Gibbons (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE RESEARCH AND PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY THE LAMONT-DOHERTY SCIENCE CENTER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Date: Aug 25, 2005
Expense: $362.36
source

Traveler: Alice Cain (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND & PARTICIPATE IN OTHER EDUCATION POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Dec 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,126.74
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American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.