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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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Arthur Estopinan


Total cost of 22 trips: $37,098.40


Trips traveled under the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT US FOREIGN RELATIONS TOWARDS CUBA
Sponsor: THE INSTITUTE FOR CUBAN AND CUBAN-AMERICAN STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND CENTER FOR A FREE CUBA-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SUMMARY OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY REGARDING US POLICY TOWARDS CUBA
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $693.00
source

Destination: DC TO SANTA ANNA, CA AND SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA
Sponsor: SANTA ANNA COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF IRVINE, CA
Purpose: LEARNED AND STUDIED NEW INITIATIVES ESTABLISHED BY SANTA ANNA COLLEGE ON HOW TO HELP LOW-INCOME LATINO STUDENTS COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.90
source

Destination: SANTA ANNA, CA TO OXNARD, CA AND OXNARD, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
Purpose: VISIT LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS IN OXNARD TO STUDY THEIR EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,546.50
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
Purpose: PANELIST FOR LULAC PUERTO RICO STATE CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,375.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Job Corps Association
Purpose: SPEAK WITH LOW-INCOME STUDENTS STUDYING AT THE SOUTH BRONX AND EDISON JO CORPS. CENTERS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE; HOW THESE EDUCATIONAL CENTERS HAVE HELPED THEM BECOME EMPLOYEBLE IN TODAY'S JOB MARKETS
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $596.89
source

Destination: MIAMI INT'L AIRPORT TO MANAGUA, NICARAGUA AND MANAGUA, NICARAGUA TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: TO SERVE AS AN OBSERVER FOR NICARAGUA'S NATIONAL ELECTIONS
Date: Nov 1, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,973.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Cuban American National Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATED AS A PANELIST DURING NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "HISPANIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY"
Date: May 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,284.60
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, DELHI-CHENNAI, DELHI-MUMBAI
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP TO INDIA
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,787.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON WASTE WATER QUALITY FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,021.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,694.94
source

Destination: MIAMI, (MIA)
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: CONG. STAFF EDUCATIONAL SEM. BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS: OPERATIONS AND ISSUES IN FLORIDA
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

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

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE - MANCHESTER, UK - PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TRADE RELATED FACT-FINDING VISIT TO FRANCE/UK FOCUSING ON COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPETITION AND RELATED ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,496.00
source

Destination: MIAMI INT'L AIRPORT
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $495.87
source

Destination: CAIRO
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONG. STAFFERS DELEGATION VISIT TO EGYPT
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,431.00
source

Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX
Sponsor: National Council for Community and Education Partnerships
Purpose: LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO HELP LOW INCOME MINORITY STUDENTS SUCCEED IN K-12 SCHOOLS-HOW CONGRESS CAN SUPPORT PROGRAMS-SUCH AS ENLACE
Date: Sep 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,161.90
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2005 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMORAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT 2005
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: CRACOW, POLAND-WARSAW, POLAND
Sponsor: KONIT FOUNDATION/THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONG. TRIP TO LEARN * THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS IN POLAND
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,488.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FLORIDA/MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: CONG. STAFFDEC TO STUDY THE PROBLEMS WITH THE WATER QUALITY IN THE FLORIDA IN KEYS
Date: May 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $769.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Arthur Estopinan.


American RadioWorks |
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.