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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Trips by*

Eric Eikenberg


Total cost of 8 trips: $16,060.85


Trips traveled under the office of E. Clay Shaw

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: HANDI-DA NANG-HO CHI MINH CITY-SEOUL
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: VISIT WITH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING STATUS OF BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENT, MILITARY EXERCISES, ANTDIMPING CASE AND PON/MIA ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,177.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $528.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS (FDOC) AND FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO DISCUSS CURRENT STATE OF FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $456.15
source

Destination: KESWICK HALL, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.90
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: 2005 TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 2005 BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-PHUKET, THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TRIP HIGHLIGHTED THE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THAILAND. TRIP ALSO DETAILED THE RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING DECEMBER TSUNAMI
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,253.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Eikenberg.


American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

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  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

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  • 03.25.15

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  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.