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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[...]

November 18th, 2019 - 10:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jews, UW

Gordon Sondland pays ZERO state taxes.

HOW TO AVOID ALL STATE TAXES PAY NO STATE INCOME TAX PAY NO STATE SALES TAXES Gordon Sondland, who lives in Oregon, runs his big-time business from Portland, plays a big role in Oregon politics, has enough money to contribute $1,000,000 to Trump so he could get to be Ambassador to the EU, and who [&[...]

November 10th, 2019 - 11:08 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Microsoft and Amazon Fund Free Tuition for Most WA State Families!

From the Seattle Times: Washington opens wider the door to higher education with new College Grant program While Seattle’s ohso liberal community came out to vote against Amazon- supported candidates last week, maybe these same folks need to read this editorial in the Seattle Times.  Evil Jef[...]

October 7th, 2019 - 1:29 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

WHY SEATTLE’S EFFORTS TO MAKE SLU A BIOTECH PARK FAILED

How Massachusetts Built A Booming Biotech Ecosystem and Washington Failed Original text appeared as an advertisement on 538 sponsored by WE WORK.  The text written by Satta Sarmah-Hightower is abstracted for this post and commented by me in blue. The original premise of South  Lake Union was that [...]

October 5th, 2019 - 9:47 am § in America, The Ave Scene, UW

How the UW Could Fix the Emmert Mess

The scandals surrounding former UW President Mark Emmert began before he came here and were deepened before he left for his real job as NCAA commissioner.  The Washington Post calls NCAA President Mark Emmert “the lord of a feudal state that knows its time is over. “ My two cents: Colle[...]

June 6th, 2019 - 8:47 am § in Hypocrisy, Science, UW

Trump’s fetal tissue ban

“Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration,” HHS (Axios, 6/6/2019, excerpted )The Trump administration announced yesterday that it will no longer fund medical research that uses fetal tissu[...]

May 21st, 2019 - 10:30 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Has the University of Washington Abandoned Tenure?

  Does the UW still have tenure?   When I became tenured, the code and state law described tenure in terms of a life long commitment to a position and a salary.  The commitment was defined in terms of an academic year of 9 or 12 months. For either period, the UW and the state were committed [&h[...]

April 15th, 2019 - 11:14 am § in UW

TRADITION: UW Nobel Winner dies .. WHO CARES?

David Thouless — Nobel laureate and UW professor emeritus — dies at age 84 David James Thouless, UW professor emeritus and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016, died in Cambridge in the U.K. on April 6. Thouless was a theoretical physicist whose most well-known work focused on the pro[...]

April 10th, 2019 - 1:00 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

The Scandal of Online Education

Highline, a new online magazine from the Huffington Post has a disturbing article on the abuse of higher education by private, for profit, online education services.   The author,  Kevin Carey is the director of education policy program at a  policy institute, New America.  His key points [...]