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American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 06.23.15

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Trips by*

Matthew Nelson


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,395.79


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Allen

Destination: TOUR OF MAINE WOODS PROPERTIES
Sponsor: Plum Creek Timber Company Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: REPRESENT CONGRESSMAN ALLEN AT BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,150.49
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE TITLED "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $345.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,441.09
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTENDING THE ANNUAL KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,052.17
source

Destination: AIRLIE VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDING THE COURSE "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LA
Sponsor: National Association of Convenience Stores
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF A PETROLEUM REFINERY, A PETROLEUM PIPELINE, AND A PETROLEUM RETAILER
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $953.91
source


Trips traveled under the office of Hillary Clinton

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: EMBASSY OF CHILE & CHILEM AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING MISSION RELATED TO A PROPOSED O.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 26, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,463.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Nelson.


American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.