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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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  • 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.

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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Laura Vaught


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,340.43


Trips traveled under the office of Rick Boucher

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL TOUR-LEARNING ABOUT AGRICULTURE IN KENTUCKY
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: AMTRAK, ALSTOM TRANS, BOMBARDIER, RAILWAY PROGRESS INSTITUTE
Purpose: STUDY AMTRAK WEST COAST OPERATIONS
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,832.00
source

Destination: HILTON PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: TOUR OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FACILITIES-ENERGY ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jan 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,987.75
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TOUR AND DISCUSS RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES AND RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: FACT FINDING OF NUCLEAR, WIND, SOLAR AND HYDRO ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,270.34
source

Destination: NORTHERN CA
Sponsor: Northern California Power Agency
Purpose: PUBLIC POWER / ENERGY INFORMATIONAL TOUR
Date: May 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,144.52
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,107.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND RELATED DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,266.64
source

Destination: BERLIN/AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Coal Utilization Research Council
Purpose: SITE VISITS, FACT FINDING MEETINGS ON COAL FIRED POWER GENERATION AND RELATED AIR & ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,811.14
source

Destination: LA-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR - EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,767.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Laura Vaught.


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.