Archive for March, 2011

March 31st, 2011 - 11:35 pm § in Politics

Presidential Perks: The President’s New Yacht

Ed. Imagine the Husky Lady in the Montlake Cut on game days! Well, not really for the the new Udub Prexy … but maybe a good idea? How about Paul Allen giving one of his yachts to the new Prexy? Here is a precedent we could follow: by Evgeniya Chaykovskaya Moscow News   The boat […][...]

March 31st, 2011 - 6:12 pm § in Misc.

Tomorrow’s Seattle Times

Tomorrow, the Seattle Times is running OP-Eds about Western Governors Univeristy.  One will be by Johan Neem from Western Washington and one will be from Robert Mendenhall, the President of Western Governors whom we have discussed several times here before. I recommend that you read it. The AVE wil[...]

March 31st, 2011 - 9:37 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Will the American taxpayer now be subsidizing students at Yale-Singapore?

Yale Opens College In Singapore As Yale opens its Singapore Campus, shouldn’t we all ask the question …. .. is this the beginning of the globalization of American Higher Education? GE  recently got a lot of bad press because it paid no American taxes. The reason for this was that GE IS [...]

March 31st, 2011 - 7:57 am § in America, Politics

Cuban not free speech.

from Reuters, by Jeff Franks HAVANA | Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:37pm EDT HAVANA (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met with Cuban Jews on Monday at the start of a private three-day visit to the island, but he did not discuss with them a U.S. aid contractor jailed for allegedly providing i[...]

March 30th, 2011 - 3:29 pm § in UW

Provost, Discusses UW Efforts to Deal With Cuts

“The second step, still under discussion, is creating a series of faculty-designed “modular” concentrations that might replace traditional undergraduate departmental majors while engaging students in the great breadth and depth of the course offerings of the entire College of Arts [...]

March 30th, 2011 - 1:59 pm § in Politics

The Budget Issue, a Powerpoint Report from Sen. Murray

Ed Murray, D, 43rd, is the Chair of Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee. Ed is a very, very analytical political thinker and certainly supportive of the UW.  He has prepared a set of slides about the budget crisis that anyone from our community should review.  I esp. call your attenti[...]

March 30th, 2011 - 12:35 pm § in Uncategorized

A prescription for Washington’s doctor shortage

By Ken Roberts, Special to the Herald At Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, you’ll occasionally find University of Washington medical students in white lab coats. Some are with doctors who are tutoring them during their six-week-long obstetrics clerkships. These students learn how to care for [...]

March 30th, 2011 - 11:17 am § in America, Environment, Hypocrisy, Religion

“The US Congress has entered the intellectual wilderness.”

“Misinformation was presented as fact, truth was twisted and nobody showed any inclination to listen to scientists, let alone learn from them. It has been an embarrassing display, not just for the Republican Party but also for Congress and the US citizens it represents. One lawmaker last week [...]

March 30th, 2011 - 9:58 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, UW

Presidential Search .. Emmert 2?

From AAUP listserv Let’s not worry about Mark Emmert’s past or current salary, or that of his successor.  Instead,  consider the full implications of his continually evasive replies vis a via the desirable attributes of the new UW President. One can only hope that the Regents will also[...]

March 30th, 2011 - 9:53 am § in America

I Am FAT … the last minority?

Fat Stigma Spreads Around the Globe By TARA PARKER-POPE NYT Cheryl Graham Signs of American culture, ranging from fast food to Hollywood movies, can be seen around the world. But now anthropologists have discovered a far more troubling cultural export from the United States: stigma against fat peopl[...]