Archive for December 11th, 2010

December 11th, 2010 - 6:51 pm § in Misc., Politics

ANIMAL FARM, Congress Style

As government employees, we are all quite aware of NOT using government reources.  How it it them that a Congressman’s son was caught using OUR federal  Cadillac Escalade?  Can a UW profs get a car too?  Or at least a Vespa? The story is about John Conyer’s son.  The Detroit Free Pr[...]

December 11th, 2010 - 10:41 am § in Jews, Politics

Nixon on Anthropology and The Jews

“I’ve just recognized that, you know, all people have certain traits.” “The Jews have certain traits,”. “The Irish have certain — for example, the Irish can’t drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I’ve known gets mean whe[...]

December 11th, 2010 - 10:00 am § in Misc., Science

Kiss My Tush?

from PZ Myer’s Pharyngula: “Funny business, this. Professor John McLachlan corresponded with the organizers of an international conference on integrative medicine, proposing some very peculiar ideas that he wanted to present. They were…intrigued. They asked him to flesh out his concept[...]

December 11th, 2010 - 4:37 am § in Uncategorized

Cutting @ Missouri University: Comp Sci, Nutrition and Foreign Languages

Computer science, food science and nutrition and three foreign languages are among the subjects on the Columbia campus meeting the state’s criteria, that is programs that produce too few degrees. 40 MU programs could be back on chopping block All this is confusing to me. Does this mean those f[...]

December 11th, 2010 - 3:55 am § in Misc.

UW Senate Reviews Emmert’s Arbitrary Decisions in the Aprikyan Case

News on Aprikyan (see previous entries here): The  Senate leadership and the Secretary of the Faculty are seeking advice from the Advisory Committee on Faculty Code and Regulations about the principles upon which the President based his overturning of the faculty Panel’s decision. The plan is for[...]