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November 19th, 2018 - 4:30 pm § in UW

UW’s Ohso Lawyerly Sex Discrimination Video

Is it really true that the UW lacks the ability to create a real video? It is difficult to see this turgid video as anything other than a UW effort to cover its backside. Worse yet, is this sort of legalistic, mind numbing thirty minutes long text nation wide?  Really?  How many similar files exis[...]

November 12th, 2018 - 9:13 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW deficit $325,000,000

The Seattle Times ran this number today.   While the Times focuses on the Dental School and the Medical School, they are less than a third of the problem.    I would like to know where this comes from in terms of the different activities the UW has.  Is there an online source that breaks this [[...]

October 3rd, 2018 - 1:38 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

How Unions Destroyed Public Education

The WAPOST has an excellent OPED saying that we are training far too many elementary school teachers.  The article also argues that the real need is for teachers with expertise in specific content area, from English to Special Ed and STEM.   The article places the blame on teachers unions that re[...]

July 13th, 2018 - 11:59 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Why Is The UW Attacking Me?

Dear Colleagues, This is an update for UW faculty and others who have been  following my story.  As a bit of background for those who may not know me: I am a tenured professor at the University of Washington and a very successful biologist.  Among other things, five of the UW’s current facu[...]

June 2nd, 2018 - 9:19 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene, UW

UW: Students vs Faculty

6/2/2018 Response by student: Dear faculty colleagues, I appreciate the willingness of Dr. Reddy to voice concerns with the potential strike and to advocate for the rights of undergraduate students. Despite the fact that a strike is now much less certain, I would like to offer a clarifying response.[...]

May 10th, 2018 - 1:32 am § in Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Repugnants, UW

Trump’s Axis of Fawning Loyalists

Trump Wars Ask Rex Tillerson about patriotic service in the era of Trump.  Now foreign policy is in Trump’s tiny hands, alongside his tweet machine.  His  advisors, Pompeo and Bolton are competent but play more of the role of Court Jesters to Charlemagne then independent advisers.  Both o[...]

May 1st, 2018 - 10:36 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, UW

Are Public Universities for Sale?

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason[...]

April 22nd, 2018 - 12:54 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

What is “shared governance?”

Professor: A disturbing story about the influence of the Koch network in higher education This WAPO story is a warning message to all state universities. including our own.   The Administration at Arizona Stare University, our sister campus in the PAC 12, has created a “Freedom Center” [...]

April 17th, 2018 - 8:18 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

Will Britain Privatize Oxford and Cambridge?

The US excels in two things … our mega military and our universities.  Americas’s universities consistently fill all of the top slots in world ranking of “top fifty schools” … with the exception of Oxford, Cambridge along with the Imperial College London, UCL, and King[...]

April 15th, 2018 - 12:21 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene, UW

McMorris Rogers May Fall

  Cougar pride is fungible in the voting booth! The Elway poll l  of Washington’s 5th Congressional District suggests that longtime Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers could lose to her very popular Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown. In a District usually seen as overwhelmingly Republican,[...]