Archive for February 24th, 2011

February 24th, 2011 - 4:40 pm § in Misc.

Google Undercuts Apple With Cheaper Version of Content-Subscription Plan

from Bloomberg News Google Inc. unveiled a digital- content service that gives publishers a bigger cut of subscription sales than a competing program introduced yesterday by Apple Inc. Google will keep about 10 percent of the fees charged by publishers, Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said toda[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 4:03 pm § in Politics

from the PI: Boeing wins $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract

Ed. Would it be gauche to express our thanks and admiration to Senators Murry and Cantwell as well to as the rest of the WAstate congressional delegation and Governor Gregoire?  Job well done!  Politics IS all local! By AUBREY COHEN, Seattle PI Boeing won the U.S. Air Force’s $35 billion con[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 10:44 am § in America

The SEATTLE Immigration Issue

The anti-intellectualism of the Tea Parties makes their obsession with immigration a poisoned latte for Seattle. “Immigrant” is not a pejorative in the PNW. Aside from the people who pick our crops and fill many of the classes at the UW, “immigrants” drive much of the success[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 8:43 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

UPDATE: AAUP Responds to Disbanding of Faculty Senate at Iowa State University

AAUP Threatens to Investigate Idaho State U. February 23, 2011, 11:15 am The American Association of University Professors is threatening to investigate Idaho State University over the recent suspension of the institution’s Fa Click Here for original article Full Text culty Senate. The warning com[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 8:14 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science

UPDATE:What Happened to the Boycott of NATURE?

  Last August, the University of California and Nature Publishing Group,  announced “an agreement to work together to address the current licensing challenges as well as the larger issues of sustainability in the scholarly communication process.” I can find nothing on the web about[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Misc.

Humanities Should Not Be a Partisan Pawn.

Don’t cut humanities By David J. Skorton, President of Cornell from Washington Post Last month, the Republican Study Committee released its hard-hitting recommendations for reductions in the federal budget. Regardless of our individual politics, and whether we agree with any of the targets for[...]