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Archive for November 21st, 2011

November 21st, 2011 - 11:46 pm § in Schools & Colleges

UW Bothell Prof Predicts Privitization of Universities

” “from each according to his or her abilities, to each according to his or her needs” is not a bad motto for public higher education.” “ (from AAUP Magazine, Academe) By Bruce Burgett   (redacted and edited) In spring 2010, a group of University of Washington administrators [...]

November 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Ana Mari Cauce .. new UW Provost

Ana Mari Cauce is. among more important things, the author of the title of this site .. “The AVE” was her idea.   I remember Ana Mari suggesting that we use a name that combines the idea of a physical place, “The Ave,” with the idea of a venue for public discussion! That sp[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm § in Misc.

On November 26, $25 FREE!!!!!!!!!!!

  Spend $25 at a local business, get $25 back from American Express   Small Business Saturday. Spend at least $25 via Amex card at any local, non online, non chain independently owned local business  and Amex will give you a $25 credit on your statement. You need an eligible American Expr[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 5:00 pm § in America

BREAKING NEWS: Supercommittee to admit defeat today

update @ 1/21 1700 Huff Post The failure of the panel, formally known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, has left behind a separate house full of orphans that Congress must find a way to deal with before January 1, or else taxes will soar on the middle class, jobless benefits will e[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm § in America, UW

Rhodes Scholars from WASTATE and the Udub!

This is a big event for the UW’s new South Lake Union Campus.     Cameron Turtle, a student in Mike Regnier’s laboratory at the UW Center for Cardiovascular Regernative Medicine is one of of two UW students to win a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship! Cameron and Byron Gray, another UW senior w[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 12:01 pm § in America, China, Hypocrisy

The Economy: China Inc. may understand POGO!

While the Republicans seem to think that the US economony is a chess piece in their politics, the world economy is the victim. In contrast. not troubled by messy concepts like Democrtacy, the Chinese see a long-term global recession as certain to happen and China Focus on domestic problems. BEIJING [...]

November 21st, 2011 - 9:34 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges

What Happens When Ideology., Hypocrisy, Reality and Children’s Welfare Come Together?

I totally support the public schools … but!!!!!!!! What happens when the best of parents meets reality?  If the schools are SO bad for other people’s kids that they merit serious reform, how can a parent send her own kids to the same schools? Emanuel To Send Kids To Private School Mayor[...]