Archive for September 20th, 2011

September 20th, 2011 - 9:10 am § in Politics

FREE SPEECH: Censorship to topple Aljazeera?

The Guardian: Al-Jazeera boss Wadah Khanfar steps down to be replaced by Qatari royal TV channel head quits after revolutionising Middle East broadcasting for past eight years, especially during Arab Spring Wadah Khanfar, director general of the al-Jazeera network Qatar‘s government has replac[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 8:27 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW: The Early Entrance Program Begets a Great Pianist

from PANDORA: Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, WA, Parks began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 6:19 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, UW

A UW Graduate Writes About Howard, II. Class vs. Color.

ctd from yesterday      (NOTE: I really am enjoying this essay and will post my own thoughts tomorrow). I want try and share some of my views on the issues of students of color in academe. First, race masks class. When you look at the demographics, students of color generally come from less eco[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 3:25 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW: 29 yo UW Professor wins 2011 MacArthur Award

Shwetak Patel: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering Professor Patel is among the latest 22 recipients of the no-strings-attached MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”   Shwetak Patel is a computer scientist who has invented a series of sensor technol[...]