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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

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Trips sponsored by

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta


Total cost of 13 trips: $13,954.59


Traveler: Kate Scheeler (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING BY FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF ATLANTA FROM STRUCTURE AND PURPOSE OF FHLB, REGULATORY REFORM OF GSES, DEPOSIT INSURANCE REFORM
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,200.00
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Traveler: Erika Jeffers (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: BRIEFING AT WACHOVIA HEADQUARTERS AND STAFF TOUR OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN CHARLOTTE, NC
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM AND DISCUSSION ABOUT BANK MERGERS WITH WACHOVIA
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,504.19
source

Traveler: Robert Griner (from the office of David Scott)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: May 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,032.70
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Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: ATLANTA AIRPORT
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE GSES, THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS AND THE SECURITIZATION PROCESS
Date: May 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,032.70
source

Traveler: Emily Pfeiffer (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $960.00
source

Traveler: Katherine Tromble (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE STAFF WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE FHL BANK AND ITS CURRENT PROGRAMS RELATED TO HOUSING
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $815.00
source

Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: REVIEW FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK FIRSTHAND AND REVIEW BANK POLICIES
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Traveler: Glen Downs (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Traveler: Greg Thomas (from the office of J. Gresham Barrett)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,092.70
source

Traveler: Gerald O'shea (from the office of Jeb Hensarling)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING / EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.70
source

Traveler: Benjamin Mckay (from the office of Katherine Harris)
Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,243.70
source

Traveler: Sherry Dudley (from the office of Tom Feeney)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,092.70
source

Traveler: Glen Downs (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,258.20
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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.