Archive for October 13th, 2011

October 13th, 2011 - 12:57 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

People of color should not vote with everybody else!

Majority-minority? by N in Seattle at HorsesAss has a great post on the effort to increase a “majority minority” Congressional district south of Seattle … you know where all of those black, yellow, brown, people live unless they are Korean, Indian, Lummi, or Chinese. The proponents[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 11:09 am § in Science, The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE Scene: Why Marcie Stillman is Wrong About SLU

Over at Crosscut Marcie Sillman has an intriguing history of Seattle as a city of innovation.  Here is a taste of what she covers: Boeing Nirvana Amazon Microsoft Starbucks Slate Immunex I found the list somewhat sad.  For example SEALAND and United Parcel, both of which loom hugely in today̵[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 9:57 am § in Schools & Colleges

The Business of College Atheletics: Madoff Comes to College Sports

Former Kentucky and current Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie allegedly had an investment valued at $2.3 million excerpts from Sports Illustrated: More than a dozen current and former college coaches — including Texas Tech’s Billy Gillispie, Arizona’s Lute Olson, Baylor’s Scot[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 9:31 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges


Florida Governor Rick Scott Takes Aim at Tenure  Lisa Roney from Academe Blog I am a tenured associate professor at one of the largest (though, let me emphasize, not one of the highest ranked) public universities in the U.S. How can I explain why it is that this often makes me want to cry? Don’t[...]