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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)

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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.
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    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 Seattle


Total cost of 21 trips: $45,549.66


Traveler: John Phillips (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK HOUSING AND SMALL BUSINESS LENDING INITIATIVES
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $998.00
source

Traveler: Greg Davis (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: SEATTLE TO SF
Purpose: FACT FINDING - FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $754.14
source

Traveler: Roelof Vander Lugt (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: TRAVEL DAY AUG. 30, 2000, SEMINAR AUG. 31 & SEPT 1. TRAVEL DAY SEPT. 2, 2000
Purpose: SEMINAR OF THE HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM & GSE'S
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $991.20
source

Traveler: Ashley Cohen (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: BANKING SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $891.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Arlhetz (from the office of Lee Terry)
Destination: STAFF BRIEFING THRS. AUG 31 / TOUR OF REDEVELOPED HOMES ON FRIDAY SEPT. 1
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,273.20
source

Traveler: James Datri (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE OPERATIONS OF THE HOME LOAN BANK; MEET WITH BANK OFFICIALS & STAFF; AND VISIT BANK-BACKED HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,820.95
source

Traveler: Heather Mchugh (from the office of Nydia Velazquez)
Destination: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK (FHLB) CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Purpose: FHLB CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $831.14
source

Traveler: Richard Baker (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Traveler: Vergil Cabasco (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,318.60
source

Traveler: Phoebe Riner (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF SEATTLE'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,143.00
source

Traveler: James Conzelman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC R/T TO KONA, HI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,397.01
source

Traveler: Richard Baker (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: DCA-KONA-BTR
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT VARIOUS MEETINGS AT THEIR CONFERENCE AND REVIEWED HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,311.84
source

Traveler: Paul Sawyer (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, DISCUSSION OF FHLB REGULATION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,008.87
source

Traveler: Bryan Corbett (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BANKS STRUCTURE AND THE REGULATORY ISSUES CONTRUCTING THE BANKS AS THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS CREATIONS A NEW REBULATOR
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.75
source

Traveler: Leslie Woolley (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,598.75
source

Traveler: C Scott Canady (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: MEET WITH BANK STAFF AND ATTEND SEMINARS DISCUSSING THE BANK SYSTEM AND PROPOSALS TO ALTER THE SYSTEM'S REGULATOR.
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,291.96
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINARE
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,311.05
source

Traveler: Vergil Cabasco (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,471.76
source

Traveler: Emily Pfeiffer (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,572.95
source

Traveler: Aysha House-Moshi (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK AND THE HISTORY OF THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISES.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,551.94
source

Traveler: Roelof Van Der Lugt (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR-SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $252.55
source



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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.