Archive for January 26th, 2011

January 26th, 2011 - 10:12 pm § in UW

Tuition-Setting Authority: There’s Work to Do First

from Publicola By Rep. Marko Liias,  In 2009, I proudly led the fight on the floor of the State House of Representatives against a proposal to increase tuition at our state colleges by nearly 30 percent. We came within one vote of succeeding and our fight sent a strong message about the political r[...]

January 26th, 2011 - 5:04 pm § in Politics

Egyptian Democracy?

Somehow I doubt that this is going anywhere.  Our concept of democracy stems from a nascent middle class society.  I doubt Egypt is ready.  Reza Aslan wrote about this in his history of Islam.  What was once a real democracy movement in Egypt, he says, was undermined by a lack of outside support[...]

January 26th, 2011 - 2:28 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Record Applications to Harvard College

Nearly 35,000 students have applied for admission to Harvard College’s Class of 2015 for entry in August, an increase of nearly 15 percent over last year’s record 30,489, and of more than 50 percent since 22,955 applied four years ago.[...]

January 26th, 2011 - 11:51 am § in Schools & Colleges

Rush Limbaugh Opposes the Academic 1%!

Limbaugh’s Class Warfare Vs. College Presidents By John K. Wilson Rush Limbaugh normally hates class warfare. So it was a bit unusual today when he came out and denounced millionaires. Of course, Limbaugh only hates one particular kind of millionaire: college presidents. Limbaugh declared, the bo[...]

January 26th, 2011 - 9:32 am § in America, Politics

Do We Want to Be Greece?

Paul Ryan says the US could become Greece! Paul Ryan, (R, Minn) gave the Republican response to Obama last night.  The Congressman is said to be the best and brightest of the new right.  Perhaps so, but his speech was irrational.  Rather than focusing on any strategy for economic recovery, or eve[...]