Archive for January, 2011

January 31st, 2011 - 5:06 pm § in Misc.

Seattle Biotech: we lose to Southern California

From Luke Timmerman at Xconomy One of the best-financed medical device startups in Seattle, Uptake Medical, has moved its headquarters to southern California to tap into a deeper pool for medical device industry talent, Xconomy has learned. read more.[...]

January 31st, 2011 - 7:16 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

BARK: Husky Students Protest Cuts

Click here for more on B.A.R.K.[...]

January 30th, 2011 - 1:47 pm § in Misc.

Chapati … A Precedent for the Twitter Revolts in North Africa?

Indian meals begin with chapati .. a true wonder bread. This morning, reading an Indian view of the events in Egypt, I made a discovery … chapatis are a symbol of the use of social networking for revolution! From In late 1856, rumors swept across northern India about a new r[...]

January 29th, 2011 - 11:06 pm § in Politics

Egypt: where is this going?

Two valuable points of view about Egypt. One from Iman Satori, an American woman married to an Egyptian ,gives her view of the street, the ordinary people behind this revolution. The hopeful thing in her post is that the people seem anything but radical.  Rather they seem like eastern Europeans at [...]

January 28th, 2011 - 11:56 pm § in Misc.

Egypt: Change

‘from the Hindu Bigger plot to destroy political system’ Calling the anti—government protests “part of a bigger plot to shake the stability and destroy legitimacy” of Egypt’s political system, Mr. Mubarak said, “we aspire for more democracy, more effort to combat unemployment and pover[...]

January 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Whose responsibility is it to determine what is and is not academic free speech on any campus? … the administrators or the faculty?

Michigan State University: Student  Threatened with Suspension for E-mailing Faculty about University Scheduling This is the story of a student, the Association Director of the student government  at Michigan State University.  The Provost revealed plans to shorten the school’s academic cal[...]

January 28th, 2011 - 7:05 am § in America, Politics

Campus Threats: Not Funny Anymore

Over at the AAUP listserv, Galya Diment has a funny post about  a math professor at California State University, Northridge caught on video urinating on a colleague’s door. While I assume that the post was an effort to relieve tension, I am not at all relieved by the lack of focus on our REAL[...]

January 27th, 2011 - 5:01 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Disgruntled Students Start Petition to Close Kaplan U

All they wanted was an education. All they got was debt. More and more former students at Kaplan University – the lucrative chain of “for-profit” colleges owned by the Washington Post Company – are coming forward with horror stories about the bogus classes, surprise fees and [...]

January 27th, 2011 - 11:07 am § in Misc.

Seattle Firm Targets Football Market

The Notre Dame fighting Irish  will feature new mouth guards developed by X2 Solutions in Seattle. The X2 product system provides custom fitted protective mouthguards and  a low profile headband that holds a small sensor pod against the base of the back of the athlete’s head.  Market launch is [...]

January 27th, 2011 - 9:43 am § in Uncategorized

Can the US export free speech when it creates branch campuses in repressive societies?

As an admirer of Korean society I find this exciting.  Korea is creating a campus for multiple universities at Inchon. The idea is to offer something like an industrial park with shared facilities to schools wishing to have a presence in South Korea.  These schools will work with Korean Universiti[...]