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American RadioWorks |
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The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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Trips sponsored by

University of Illinois


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,666.55


Traveler: Anne Marie Murphy (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $934.43
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: ORD
Purpose: ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR, REUNION WEEKEND 2000 GALA
Date: Sep 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,371.00
source

Traveler: Adam Magary (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM/SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $807.43
source

Traveler: Jennifer Myers (from the office of Ray Lahood)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: UIC - PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,013.43
source

Traveler: Michelle Yahng (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: EDUCATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,009.43
source

Traveler: Joseph Leventhal (from the office of Timothy Johnson)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $851.93
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CONVOCATION SPEECH
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Paul Sarbanes (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE PAUL DOUGLAS LECTURE
Date: Feb 17, 2004
Expense: $2,199.00
source

Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: NEW YORK - CHAMPAIGN, IL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEAKER, MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $479.90
source



American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.
  • 03.25.15

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  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

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