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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.

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Trips sponsored by

Coalition of Service Industries


Total cost of 36 trips: $74,543.88


Traveler: Stephen Moffitt (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO MEET W/ WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES & THE FUTURE OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
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Traveler: Eric Olson (from the office of Thomas Daschle)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.47
source

Traveler: Lori Denham (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MEETINGS AT WTO
Purpose: VISIT WTO MEET WTO REPRESENTATIVES U.S. DELEGATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
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Traveler: David Kavanaugh (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA SWITZERLAND
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
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Traveler: Meredith Broadbent (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Bob Castro (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: GENEVA TRIP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: J Krister Holladay (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: VISIT WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION & U.S. DELEGATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Francis Record (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: GENEVA TRIP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: William Van Horne (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Michael Prucker (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Daniel Maffei (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Kyle Gilster (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: STUDY THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,630.52
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WTO MEETINGS ON TRADE IN SERVICES
Date: May 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,274.72
source

Traveler: Debra Dixon (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION FOUNDATION
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: Kirk Fordham (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ WTO ON TRADE POLICY
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,501.72
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: John Szymanski (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WTO/GLOBAL TRADE TRAINING AND FACT-FINDING
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,798.12
source

Traveler: David Torian (from the office of Michael Mcnulty)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEET & DISCUSS US TRADE LAWS W/ WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: Melissa Mueller (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: TRAVEL TO GENEVA TO VISIT WORLDTRADE ORGANIZATION
Purpose: VISIT WITH U.S. DELEGATION AND OTHERS RE: TRADE.
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,295.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Montgomery (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,897.00
source

Traveler: James Brandell (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Traveler: Douglas Badger (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE IN SERVICES AT WTO HEADQUARTERS
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,836.00
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,482.00
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AT WTO
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,420.00
source

Traveler: Shara Aranoff (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: REVIEW ISSUES IN WTO AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS, WITH EMPHASIS ON SERVICES TRADE
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,998.25
source

Traveler: David Olson (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN AMBASSADORS AND OTHER OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT GLOBAL TRADE TALKS
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,942.25
source

Traveler: Jace Johnson (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEET WITH AND LEARN FROM REPRESENTATIVES AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.25
source

Traveler: Melvin Spence (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION TO DISCUSS STATUS OF SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.25
source

Traveler: Christopher Wenk (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES BEING CONSIDERED AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,914.35
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,022.25
source

Traveler: Adam Peterman (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,896.25
source

Traveler: Demetrios Marantis (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP ON CURRENT STATUS OF WTO DOTTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,140.13
source

Traveler: Jameel Aalim-Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,022.22
source

Traveler: Julie Herwig (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND TO FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES UNDER CONSIDERATION IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION DOHA DEVELOPMENT ROUND NEGOTIATIONS; AND TO MEET WITH U.S. AND OTHER OFFICIALS
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,411.22
source

Traveler: Steven Schrage (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF WTO SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,464.65
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American RadioWorks |
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.