Archive for December 3rd, 2010

December 3rd, 2010 - 10:49 am § in Misc.

Hype, Splash and Scientific Journals

NASA announced they had found a new kind of life . This kind of hype is all too common even in the most prestigious scientific journals.  Nature and Science, sitting on top of the prestige heap, both give too much priority to splash and even publish work that less political journals reject.  Publi[...]

December 3rd, 2010 - 8:54 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

Is Privitization Inevitable or will the Huskies Save the UW?

Raymund A. Paredes, commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. told Texas Universities that legislators hear higher education as saying “give us more money and leave us alone,” “I can tell you that argument doesn’t work,” he said. The speech is part [...]