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Trips sponsored by

Duke University


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,912.14


Traveler: Chess Bedsole (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, A SEMINAR FOR HEALTH CARE STAFF FROM ALL NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES.
Date: Nov 10, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $399.40
source

Traveler: Dick Frandsen (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: DURHAM, N.C.
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE AT DUKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL THE SUBJECT ON "EPA AT THIRTY: EVALUATING AND IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY"
Date: Dec 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $633.58
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED DINNER GUESTS THEN GAVE KEYNOTE AT TERRY SANFORD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Date: Oct 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.22
source

Traveler: Kim Kotlar (from the office of William Thornberry)
Destination: HOME TO DUKE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $219.00
source

Traveler: Kate Heath (from the office of John Edwards)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INCREASE STAFFERS' UNDERSTANDING OF MED SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirhland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: ATTACHED
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $723.66
source

Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $471.66
source

Traveler: Andrew Barwig (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $633.63
source

Traveler: Dawn Myers (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: RALIEGH-DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON THE INTERRELATED MISSIONS OF ACADEMIC MED. CENTERS IN EDUCATING HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,013.16
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirkland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: North Carolina
Purpose: Educational program on the interrelated missions of academic medical centers in educating the health care workforce, advancing medical knowledge through research, providing high-quality health care, and serving the community
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $696.66
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: COMMUNITY LEGACY AWARD
Date: May 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $533.47
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BOSTON TO RALEIGH/DURHAM TO FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $607.70
source

Traveler: Vince Sampson (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

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    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.