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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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Robert Cochran


Total cost of 20 trips: $63,336.49


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Mckeon

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO HUNTINGTON BEACH TO SEAL BEACH
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: TOUR AND BRIEFING OF SPACE AND COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $419.71
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HI-TECH COMPANIES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $779.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: SPEAKER AT THE STUDENT AID CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,584.69
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES PANEL
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $232.84
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.51
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Association of Proprietary Colleges
Purpose: TOUR OF COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Date: Dec 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.30
source

Destination: LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: SPEECH TO FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $731.90
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $612.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,737.42
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY-ANKARA, TURKEY-ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH TURKISH AND ITALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, AND U.S. MILITARY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS DEFENSE ISSUES AND THE ROLE OF U.S. BASED CONTRACTORS IN THOSE COUNTRIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $17,222.10
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROFESSIONALS
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $552.45
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $595.00
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $243.20
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Education Finance Council
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Nov 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $672.74
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN JOSE CABO, MEXICO-NORFOLK, VA
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: SPEAKER ON HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,367.37
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA-TAMPA, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: SERVED ON PANEL TO DISCUSS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Dec 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,257.90
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: DISCUSS HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $930.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TO CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, TO CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO MEET AND DISCUSS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ISSUES WITH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MEETINGS WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $28,446.36
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Cochran.


American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.