Archive for October, 2010

October 26th, 2010 - 4:34 pm § in Misc.

Football Instead of Classes?

Is the UW  Athletic Department run as an amusement with essentially no attention to the impact of its public face on its purported educational mission of this great school?  This questionis raised by the plans, next week, for the UW to host a midweek football game.  The result has been a lot of c[...]

October 22nd, 2010 - 9:34 am § in Politics, Science

Should the UW Worry about the UK Budget?

Take a look at Britain.  The government decided to freeze the science budget for the next four years at £4.6 billion.  Researchers in Germany are getting a 7 percent increase in their budget. China will soon pass the US in numbers of patents. If the election goes badly in two weeks, the US Congre[...]

October 21st, 2010 - 10:27 pm § in Misc., UW

An Open Letter to the Search Committee

These are hard times, we all know that. These are also times when Washington State has a unique, competitive resource … a great university, the University of Washington. The UW needs more than a great administrator or even a great fund raiser, we need a leader with the personal achievement and[...]

October 21st, 2010 - 9:11 am § in Misc.

Juan Williams Fired for Fear of Muslims

NPR fires Juan Williams over anti-Muslim remarks Other than Fox, the media seems to be playing this as a just outcome because Williams violated an NPR’s code.  What code?  Williams was commenting to Bill O’Reilly about the Fox bigots all too blatant effort to provoke hate.  Williams s[...]

October 20th, 2010 - 8:45 am § in Misc.

Initiative 1100.1 … The MME initiative

The Ave would like opinions on an initiative that addresses both the medical marijuana problem and the financial needs of the UW. We call our initiative … MME .. the Medical Marijuana and Ethanol initiative and plan to submit it as an amendment to the current initiative 1100. Ballot Title: WAM[...]

October 17th, 2010 - 9:06 pm § in Misc., Politics

“Kimilsungia and the World”

A new book published in Korea,  DPRK, shows the importance of free speech. The book deals with the background against which the flower of the sun carrying the august name of a peerlessly great man came into being for the first time in human history and the fact that the immortal flower is now in [&[...]

October 17th, 2010 - 2:48 pm § in Misc.

Response to Ann Marie’s comments on Football

The AAUP listserv has posted a lot on disruptions do to a midweek husky game. Why isn't there similar debate about more importnat issues? [...]

October 12th, 2010 - 3:52 pm § in Uncategorized

Were You Invited?

Apropos of the interest shown by former Speaker Gingrich in honoring physicians with an award for their commitment to medicine, I wonder if any of the UW medical school faculty received invitations to accept this prestigious award?  If any of us did receive an invitation, would our acceptance of th[...]

October 12th, 2010 - 8:32 am § in Politics, UW

Rally on Campus for Murray and Obama

There is a a sense  of deja vu in the coming on campus rally for Senator Murray and President Obama.. How long has it been since any politician has held a rally on campus?  And she is bringing Barack Obam for his first visit too! The campaign itself has a sense of deja vu since […][...]

October 10th, 2010 - 11:30 am § in Misc.

Read My Link: Editorial on Education

The Ave highly recommends this article written by some of the most important educational reformers in the US.[...]