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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.

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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

    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.

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Trips by*

Rachel Post


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,787.36


Trips traveled under the office of Vernon Ehlers

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC AND CHICAGO
Sponsor: NATIONAL FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION (DELMONTE FOODS, NESTLE USA, KRAFT FOOD, UNILEVER U.S., INC.)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FIELD STUDY: AGRICULTURE, LABOR, AND NUTRITION PURPOSES
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Youth Policy Forum
Purpose: EDUCATION POLICY FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISITS TO INNOVATIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $542.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: DISTANCE EDUCATION/HIGHER EDUCATION FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.89
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON PENSION REFORM
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Career College Association
Purpose: STUDY OF CAREER COLLEGE OPERATIONS
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,108.45
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: HEALTH FACILITIES TOUR AND MEDICARE/MEDICAID FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,287.44
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ABOUT CORD BLOOD AND TRANSPLANTS
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $679.58
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rachel Post.


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.