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January 11th, 2022 - 5:34 pm § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges, UW

16 top colleges sued for price fixing

Sixteen major universities are being sued by former students who allege the schools “participated in a price-fixing cartel that is designed to reduce or eliminate financial aid as a locus of competition, and that in fact has artificially inflated the net price of attendance for students receiv[...]

December 8th, 2021 - 12:09 am § in News Media, Schools & Colleges, UW

University of Washington Magazine, December 2021, article links

This is the official quarterly publication of the U.W. Alumni Association, and can be found online here. Articles in the current issue include: Legal Relief – A U.W. program works with prison inmates serving long sentences for crimes committed as juveniles to help them secure release and aid t[...]

May 12th, 2021 - 8:45 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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Featuring news and commentary from a reasoning perspective To return to the Front Page, click on “Blog” in upper left corner This website includes news summaries, essays and commentary, videos and short movies, and offbeat and whimsical humor. It adds background and perspective to news, with lin[...]

April 22nd, 2021 - 10:34 am § in UW

UW Med/MPH student wins Soros Fellowship

Congratulations to Naomi Tweyo Nkinsi (photo, left), UW graduate and UW MD/MPH student, awardee of a 2021 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Read story here. For background information about the fellowships, go here. (Written by Barbara Schwartz, edited and posted by Roger Rabbit) [...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 1:43 pm § in Health, Science, UW

Scientists: Covid-19 is here to stay

Impatient Americans want to know when the Covid-19 pandemic will be behind us and life will return to normal. They won’t like the answer. Scientists are increasingly skeptical it will ever end. “A new consensus is emerging among scientists … that SARS-CoV-2 will not only remain wi[...]

December 10th, 2020 - 1:45 am § in Misc., UW

When a University of Washington English professor encountered Ernest Hemingway

In 1936, Professor Harry Burns of the University of Washington’s English department “was sitting at a table in a cafe in Key West when an intersting looking person” who turned out to be Ernest Hemingway “took a chair beside him and they struck up a conversation.” Thus b[...]

September 23rd, 2020 - 9:56 am § in Hypocrisy, UW

Of Spandex, Feminism, and Male Liberation at the UW

(from a Facebook Post by a friend) When I was a student at the University of Washington, spandex was very popular. I remember one day, I was walking to class, and this one gal, who lived in the dorm, and who was known for always wearing spandex and no underwear, was walking in front of […][...]

April 27th, 2020 - 1:36 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

A FACEBOOK DIALOG: Student Athletes .. a full boat proposal

On FB Charlies James and I were discussing the problem of low success rates in college for African American students. I suggest that one small part of the problem might be to rectify the the misuse of African American student athletes. Low admissions requirements and dubious academic programs by cre[...]

April 7th, 2020 - 4:29 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene, UW

With the recent increased minimum Amazon wage to $15/hr, Jeff Bezos only earns 2.33 times as much as an average Amazon employee.

The amount Amazon (AMZN) pays to keep its master is just $81,840  in salary plus $1.6 million in security-related services.  The salary is not much and even the security would not pay for a weekend of golf by Prez Trump!  Not only is $81,840 modest, Amazon says Jeff has never received any stock-b[...]

March 18th, 2020 - 1:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Selected Movie & Article Links

Below are links to a sampling of our best, most interesting, infuriating, or just plain funny movies, articles, and essays. Selections for this list are entirely arbitrary. Feel free to make suggestions! N.B., The-Ave.US has over 20,000 postings, so this isn’t an index. Reporting broken links:[...]