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April 15th, 2011 - 11:52 pm § in Politics

Juche: Insights into foreign policy

Cooperation with Outsiders Branded as Main Factor of Escalated Tension Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) — The south Korean authorities’ cooperation with foreign forces is a main factor of escalating the tension in the Korean Peninsula, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a bylined article. They are s[...]

April 15th, 2011 - 2:29 pm § in America, Jews

Passover 2011 CE, 5771 (since creation)

Next Monday will be our first Passover with out new grand daughter, Ziva Evelyn Mitchel.  We are very, very excited. Many years ago, BRS and I adopted the Ramparts Haggadah as the seed for own seder service.  Over the years, the Schwartz Famiyl Haggadah has evolved.  The last time it was revised [...]

April 15th, 2011 - 9:29 am § in UW

RUMOR ABOUT NEW UW PRES … watch this space.

A mouse is talking.  Minnie Mouse told  The AVE that there is a rumor leaking around that next week the Search Committee will announce the name of the finalist for the new UW President. Ms.  Mouse told me that she was not sure the rumor was true, but that she would not mind if I […][...]

April 15th, 2011 - 8:59 am § in Schools & Colleges

(Employers) want to hire 22-year-olds who can write coherently, think creatively and analyze quantitative data, and they’re perfectly happy to hire English or biology majors.

The Default Major: Skating Through B-School Ed.  I am posting this for two reasons: 1. I am not convinced “business” should be an undergraduate major anyplace. 2. the concept that courses evolve toward the easy seems ot me t be an all too obvious example of Gresham’s law.  3. The[...]

April 15th, 2011 - 8:12 am § in Misc., UW

SEMINAR: Are Cuts to the UW Core Academic Mission Necessary?

Wednesday, April 20, at 3:30 PM in Smith 304 Howard Bunis, Professor of Accounting ***************************************************************************************** Are Cuts to the Core Academic Mission Necessary? Howard Bunsis, Professor of Accounting, Eastern Michigan University, will give[...]

April 15th, 2011 - 6:34 am § in Uncategorized

Will the People of Color Alliance (aka BRICS) be the next world power?

BRICS is a grouping of the emerging economic powers.  Most of the news has centered on their effort to create a new world currency, what I call the Omega! Perhaps more interesting, is the odd the mix of ethnic background and political leanings of the leaders of this new Rome: A Sikh Indian leader o[...]

April 15th, 2011 - 6:04 am § in Politics

Bellevue Town Hall, Tomorrow: 11AM McKenna meets with the still working.

Donna Simmons from Hoodsport, WA joins protesters last week. from Publicola: Attorney General Rob McKenna sent out an email today to his supporters that I have to take issue with. The email criticizes the “far-left protesters” and “far-left extremists” who showed up in Olympia last week to p[...]