Archive for April 3rd, 2011

April 3rd, 2011 - 10:23 am § in Schools & Colleges

As the UW becomes an Ivy. will WA kids be turned away?

from Katherine Long at the Seattle Times: Why straight-A’s may not get you into UW this year In the face of continuing state budget cuts, academic leaders at the University of Washington in February made a painful decision to cut the number of Washington students the school will admit this fal[...]

April 3rd, 2011 - 7:45 am § in Religion

Sunday Revelation: Bad things and the Deity

from Huffington Post, Rabbi Laura Geller TAOISM: Bad things happen. BUDDHISM: If bad things happen, it isn’t really bad. HINDUISM: This bad thing happened before. ISLAM: If bad things happen, it is the will of Allah. PROTESTANTISM: Let bad things happen to someone else. CATHOLICISM: If bad thi[...]

April 3rd, 2011 - 7:15 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

China ‘to overtake US on science’ in two years

David Shukman Science and environment correspondent, BBC News China is on course to overtake the US in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013 – far earlier than expected. That is the conclusion of a major new study by the Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy. The country [...]

April 3rd, 2011 - 1:06 am § in Misc.

Conservatives: More Need for Higher Education Means Higher Costs to Students

The proportion of applicants failing to receive higher education in Britain is set to increase substantially over the next 10 years, pushing up the cost to the student as the government seeks to make more places available without drawing on public funds, according to analysis by the H[...]