Archive - October 6, 2017

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Report: Chao has used government planes seven times this year
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Kevin Quigley (Thailand) named to NEBHE

Report: Chao has used government planes seven times this year

The Hill BY MELANIE ZANONA – 10/05/17 01:39 PM ED Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao flew on taxpayer-funded government planes seven times this year, The Washington Post reported Thursday. It appears the flights were taken when cheaper options wouldn’t work, last-minute changes were made to Chao’s schedule or it was more time-efficient to do so. As Transportation chief, Chao has access to a small fleet of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) jets that have served the travel needs of other Transportation secretaries and are regularly loaned out to other government agencies. But the revelations come as the Trump administration faces heavy scrutiny for Cabinet members’ use of private planes. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday after Politico reported he spent more than $1 million of taxpayer money on military flights and private jets this year. And a House GOP chairman is investigating Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over his reported use of charter flights, including a $12,000 one from a dinner hosted by a former campaign donor. A . . .

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Kevin Quigley (Thailand) named to NEBHE

  PRESS RELEASE Marlboro College President Kevin F F Quigley (Thailand 1976-79) has been named to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) by Vermont Gov Phillip B. Scott. Before joining Marlboro, Quigley served as Peace Corps country director in Thailand, and as president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association, a global alumni organization for the more than 200,000 former Peace Corps staff and volunteers.  Quigley has a deep appreciation for academia, holding degrees from Swarthmore College, National University of Ireland, Columbia University and Georgetown University. He has been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at 12 liberal arts colleges from 2004 to 2012, and a faculty-practitioner graduate instructor teaching about international studies and management from 1995 to 2011. Earlier, he was guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the recipient of several other international professional fellowships. He is the author of For Democracy’s . . .

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