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May 7th, 2011 - 11:00 pm § in Misc.

Foreign Born Diet Member Tsurunen Utters the F-word

  from JAPAN NEWS by  DEBITO ARUDOU In Dec. 28’s Japan Times, Charles Lewis wrote a respectful Zeit Gist column asking three fellow wise men (sumo wrestler Konishiki, musicologist Peter Barakan and Diet member Marutei Tsurunen) about their successful lives as “foreigners” in [...]

May 7th, 2011 - 3:28 pm § in America

How to OPTOUT of Junk Paper Mail!

A new website, sponsored by the City of Seattle, lets you opt out of PAPER junk mails!  You have to go to the site and indicate which company you want to ban from your mailbox. As a start, I recommend getting rid of phone books.  To do this, after signing up for the service, you […][...]

May 7th, 2011 - 1:44 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Release of Faculty-Productivity Data Roils U. of Texas

from the Chronicle of Higher Education. How much professors in the University of Texas system earn and how many courses and students they teach were parts of a vast data file that system officials compiled at the request of a newly formed task force on productivity and excellence and released public[...]

May 7th, 2011 - 12:28 pm § in America

Peter Rhee, graduate of UWSOM Trauma Program, speaks out for gun control

“All at once, we were treating eleven patients with gunshot wounds. Despite the best efforts of everyone, six innocent people died that day at the scene and no treatment could have saved those innocent people as they were killed instantly. …. they don’t have gunshot wounds in Europ[...]

May 7th, 2011 - 7:02 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

for Mother’s Day: A Professor’s Tribute to His Mother’s Commitment to Education

Mothers Who Understand the Importance of Education, Kam Wing Chan, Department of Geography Many mothers understand the importance of education.  Some pushy ones, like the “tiger mom” who has ignited a firestorm of debate about parenting, have given mom a bad name.  Many others, gentler and far[...]