Archive for June, 2010

June 30th, 2010 - 8:39 am § in The Ave Scene

PORNOGRAPHY … the Bodies!

Nick Licata, Seattle City Council, is sponsoring legislation to ban the awful pornography called “Bodies.” For those who do know about this abomination, the Chinese government has provided cadavers for a profit making venture.  The exhibit poses dissected dead people in artistic ways .. sort of[...]

June 26th, 2010 - 11:25 pm § in Politics, UW

A modest proposal

I advocate, more or less, a "high tuition, high financial aid" model for the UW.[...]

June 23rd, 2010 - 9:41 am § in Misc.

U.S. Court Rejects Creationist School’s Lawsuit Over Bid to Offer Master’s Degree

Court Supports Texas’ Rejection of Accreditation of Creationist Degree[...]

June 21st, 2010 - 10:34 am § in Misc.

A Constitutional Crisis?

Any challenge to the laws governing the uW will depend on decisions made by the current AG, Rod McKenna. His stand on a recent request by the Land Commissiojner, Peter Goldmark (UW PhD), is not reassuring.[...]

June 19th, 2010 - 2:59 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Experts and Risk

MORAL: If you want to convince somebody, first join his tribe, then don't over-argue your point: leave a little room for him to add to it.[...]

June 19th, 2010 - 7:58 am § in Misc.

Weekend Priorities … FOOD on The-Ave!

One of the great things about the Ave is the collection of divers restaurants.  In that spirit, Imoffer this link to an article at the Huffington Post by Doug Lansky: Hard to imagine why anyone might take issue with reheated kidney pie or black breakfast sausage made from pig’s blood and fat,[...]

June 17th, 2010 - 10:47 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Seattle Center Needs Help from the Burke!

I speak for Seattle, the Chief that is! This issue began with a proposal by the Wright family to honor Dale Chihuly.  They wanted to replace the fun forest at Seattle Center with a gallery devoted to Chihuly’s glass art and a Wright owned restaurant. Many Seattle folk objected  to the  prop[...]

June 17th, 2010 - 9:13 am § in Misc.

The UW Senate Needs Open Discussion of the Next President

The UW Faculty Senate sent out a poll to find out what soret of President the Faculty wants. After the questions , I have a difficult time believing that answers to so many open-ended questions and vaguely defined terms can do more than provide a feeling about what the minority who do respond actua[...]

June 16th, 2010 - 10:01 pm § in Misc.

UW’s Sherman Alexie makes list of the HIGHEST-PAID Professors By Subject Area (PHOTOS)

Follow this link to Huffington! Before anyone’s jaw drops, the salaries shown are for the AVERAGE faculy members in a field, not for the superstars in the pics. Sherman Alexei’s biography.[...]

June 16th, 2010 - 8:15 pm § in Misc.

Better Than Red Square?

My apologies for the soft porn, but I DO have a purpose. The-Ave, like the real Ave a few feet from where I type this, is an open space.  Because we are not on campus, the broad rules of free speech do pertain. The same is true at Oxford and Cambridge. where the blog  http://oxbridgesex.blogspot.c[...]