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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

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    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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Thomas Vinson


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,621.55


Trips traveled under the office of Peter Defazio

Destination: MEXICO CITY; CHIAPOS, MEXICO
Sponsor: Mexico Solidarity Network
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ORE.
Sponsor: RTO West
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY NW TRANSMISSION OWNERS, UTILITIES, TRIBES AND OTHER STOCKHOLDERS ON DEVELOPING ON RTO IN RESPONSE TO FORC ORDER 2000
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.76
source

Destination: VISITED PORTLAND, OREGON AND VANCOUVER, WA FOR ENERGY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST'S INVESTOR AIMED UTILITIES
Purpose: LISTEN & PARTICIPATE IN PANELS DISCUSSING ENERGY ISSUES OF CONCERN TO NW INVESTOR UTILITIES
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $724.88
source

Destination: VISITED A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, STAR STATION AND WIND FARM
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: TO SEE VARIOUS ENERGY GENERATION PROJECTS
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,159.11
source

Destination: VISIT NYMEX HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HOW ENERGY COMMODITIES ARE TRADED IN THE NYMEX
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $408.00
source

Destination: VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: NORTHWEST PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL AT A CONFERENCE. PANEL DISCUSSED ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS IN CONGRESS
Date: May 19, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,011.43
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA-NWPPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NORTHWEST PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SERVE AS A PANEL AT ON NWPPA CONVENTION TO DISCUSS VARIOUS ENERGY ISSUES IN CONGRESS
Date: May 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $624.37
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Vinson.


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.