Archive for April 25th, 2011

April 25th, 2011 - 8:59 pm § in America

Glenn Beck, STILL Contaminates Seattle Radio …Must Go

Links on the Ave From The Hill From Blatherwatch From Firedoglake Glenn Beck’s Focus on CUNY Professor Brings Her Death Threats The other side.  [...]

April 25th, 2011 - 3:11 pm § in China, Politics, Religion

宗教自由 Religous Freedom in China

from New American Following an intense crackdown on Tibetan monks, human-rights activists, and others in recent weeks, dozens of Chinese Christians who belong to one of the nation’s largest “illegal” churches were arrested by the communist dictatorship to prevent an Easter celebration. The rep[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 1:55 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Can Community Colleges Save Students Money?

Ed. Before focusing so much on tuition, Mr. Hrabe might check out the actual cost of Harvard.  Given its astonishingly large scholarship programs, the College may well be CHEAPER than your local CC.  He also very much underrates the value of elite schools .. not just the Ivies but the public ivies[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 1:46 pm § in China, Politics


eight heroes Ai Weiwei Liu Xianbin Ni Yulan Zhao Lianhai Liu Xiaoyuan Ran Yunfei Liu Xiaobo Teng Biao[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 12:24 pm § in Jews, Politics, UW

Could the UW’s New Young be a Candidate for the Supreme Court?

Given President Obama’s unique effort to find balance in our fractious society, Michael Young could be a unique candidate if a new SCOTUS position were to open up. As a Mormon, he would represent a real first .. esp on a Court now comprised remarkably of all Roman Catholics and Jews. As a rati[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 10:32 am § in Misc.

New Chancellor for UWT

from UW News & Information Interim UW President Phyllis Wise has announced the selection of Debra Friedman as chancellor for the University of Washington Tacoma, effective July 1. The appointment is subject to approval of the UW Board of Regents. Friedman has been dean of the College of Public P[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 9:41 am § in Misc.

A Response to A Neighbor’s Question About the Presidential Search

A Mormon friend and neighbor asked me to comment on why some faculty have concerns about the search and about Michael Young. Here is my response: Dear Neighbor My comments in the PI were not particularly about Young but about the search process. I shared the AAUP’s concerns, but my focus was m[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 7:35 am § in Schools & Colleges

Privatizing Higher Ed in Britain?

from the Chronicle of Higher Education April 25, 2011, 11:32 am British universities that face closure as a result of financial pressure could be taken over and run by private companies, reports The Times of London. There is now only one private university in Britain, the University of Buckingham, b[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 6:43 am § in Misc.

Advice to our Young President: How one UW President Really Cut The Budget!

How did one of your predecessors manage to keep salaries within the tiny budget allowance? Answer[...]