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November 29th, 2010 - 7:38 pm § in Misc.

Wikileaks: Patriot Or Traitor?

Now that we’re getting a look-see at what’s in the leaked diplomatic cables, the question inevitably comes up, do these disclosures help or harm the public interest? The Obama administration has “condemned [the leaks]  in the strongest terms,”* although they stopped short of[...]

November 29th, 2010 - 11:16 am § in Misc., Science

Death of A Pioneer: Britton Chance

After Newton, science has had eras marked by new discoveries.  One such era might be called the era of the pathway.  Once we cell biologists learned about the parts of the cell, biochemistry and biophysics became dominant .. an era led by a few pioneers who determined the functions of these parts [...]

November 29th, 2010 - 10:25 am § in Uncategorized

To Big to be Known, Protecting Possible UW Presidents

Confidentiality Is Becoming the Norm in Presidential Searches By Dennis M. Barden Mr. Barden is a vice president at Witt/Kieffer, an executive search firm. Witt Keiffer is not the search firm hired by the UW for our search. from the Chronicle of Higher Eduation, November 28, 2010 Mr. Barden writes a[...]

November 29th, 2010 - 12:12 am § in Uncategorized

Interview with David Horowitz

The blog College Freedom has an impressive interview with David Horowtiz. For those unaware of Horowtiz, he is definitely more than just an irritant.  He and his organization have used the concept of academic free speech to argue that university curricula are imbalanced because we, the faculty, so [...]