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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.

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    Sweet Briar Returns

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Trips by*

David Best


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,370.08


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Emi Music
Purpose: MEETINGS AND FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING COPYRIGHT ISSUES AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,569.80
source


Trips traveled under the office of Strom Thurmond

Destination: THE BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2000 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND MEETINGS REGARDING TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,301.48
source

Destination: THE BOARS KEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2001 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (YUCCA MOUNTAIN NEVADA TEST SITE)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING AND TOUR OF NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $944.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $582.30
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG LODGE, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH RIVER SITE (SRS), AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER COMPANY
Purpose: SRS SITE VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $208.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Best.


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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.