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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.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Lionel Collins


Total cost of 9 trips: $21,777.92


Trips traveled under the office of William Jefferson

Destination: N.O.
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: CONG. STAFF. EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $936.77
source

Destination: U.S. TO BRAZIL TO U.S.
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION (EDUCATIONAL)
Date: May 24, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TO VISIT THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: ELI LILLY, GLAXO SMITH KLINE, AND MEREK
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,086.45
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE DAYTONA MOTOR SPORT FACILITY AND PENDING TAX LEGISLATION
Date: Jul 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $877.40
source

Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $6,026.08
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: PHILA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS N.V.
Sponsor: Computer Associates International
Purpose: COMPUTER ASSOCIATES TRADE/COMPUTER CONVENTION
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $988.08
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $5,300.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lionel Collins.


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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.