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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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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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Greg Mesack


Total cost of 27 trips: $44,119.67


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Ney

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES FACING THE MORTGAGE AND HOUSING INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,245.62
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND TRUMBULL CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT THE NASDAQ MARKETS
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $896.86
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES TRADING AND SECURITIES COMPANIES
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $891.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT OUR NATIONS CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,814.75
source

Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,322.04
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: UBS AG Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $797.85
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,270.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $893.47
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,115.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AN SIA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,704.15
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONS
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $839.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Mortgage Bankers Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MORTGAGE BANKERS NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,013.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $876.52
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $749.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC
Purpose:
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,623.56
source

Destination: ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,005.48
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Manufactured Housing Association
Purpose: 1. ON SITE TOUR OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING FACILITIES 2. REVIEW ISSUES AFFECTING MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 17, 2003
Expense: $2,144.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,430.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON/FANNIE MAE
Purpose: TO ATTEND AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE ROLE OF MORTGAGE FINANCE IN OUR NATION'S SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $691.85
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MALAYSIAN GROUPS, SO AS TO LEARN ABOUT THE COUNTRY OF MALAYSIA AND ITS CURRENT INTERNATIONAL POLICY ISSUES, SUCH AS TRADE, FOREIGH AFFAIRS, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $6,026.08
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INSTINET COMPANY OFFICIALS AND LEARN ABOUT THE OPERATIONS OF INSTINET'S BROKER DEALER AND ALTERNATIVE DISPLAY FACILITY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $766.42
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN REGULATORY AND LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS WITH ACB MEMBERS AT THE ACB NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,347.69
source

Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA. RETURN FROM DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA, MEET WITH INDIAN COMPANIES, AND TO MEET WITH INDIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,294.86
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET, AND THE IMPACTS OF STATE SUBPRIME LENDING LAWS ON THAT MARKET.
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE NATION OF SINGAPORE, DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE US-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S COUNTER-TERRORISM PROGRAMS, AND MEET WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,296.19
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Mesack.


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.