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November 16th, 2020 - 11:45 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges

What a Trumper thinks of Biden voters

The author of this Facebook post (photo below) was a dean and professor of business at a private college, Virginia Wesleyan University, but no longer works there. Read story here and here. As for me, a Biden voter, if this man has any standards I’d like to know what they are, because the man h[...]

November 5th, 2020 - 12:30 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Oregon State volleyball program accused of player abuse

Numerous former players have accused Oregon State’s women’s volleyball coach of abusing them, some to the point of contemplating suicide. Division 1 collegiate sports are highly competitive, and competing at that level in any sport requires coaches to drive their players. The line betwee[...]

November 1st, 2020 - 1:59 pm § in Humor, Schools & Colleges

Raccoon chase in Texas high school (video)

(Spoiler alert: Raccoon wins) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 30th, 2020 - 1:42 am § in America, Biden, 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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October 23rd, 2020 - 12:15 pm § in Schools & Colleges

U. of Washington #8 in rankings

The University of Washington (photo below) is 8th in the world in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of nearly 1,500 universities and colleges, and “ranked 5th in geosciences; 6th in microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases and clinical medicine; 7th in social sciences and[...]

October 8th, 2020 - 7:54 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

American poet wins Nobel Prize

American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Read story here. She teaches, and is writer in residence, at Yale University. Read her Wikipedia bio here. Return to The-Ave.US Hom[...]

September 29th, 2020 - 10:15 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

Covid-19 spread like “wildfire” in Notre Dame football team

     Eighteen Notre Dame football players tested positive for Covid-19 after sharing a pre-game meal before a game on September 19, 2020, CNN reported. A player who threw up on the sidelines during the game, and tested Covid-19 positive, is believed to have infected the others.      “We [...]

September 29th, 2020 - 9:00 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

Black college freshwoman “swatted” by classmates

This article contains news and liberal commentary. A black female college student’s dorm door exploded open at 3 a.m. and cops poured into her room with drawn guns because 10 of her fellow students, described as racially diverse but mostly white, called campus police and falsely accused her &#[...]

September 28th, 2020 - 3:33 pm § in Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Should the Catholic Church dictate public school curriculum?

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Washington enacted a law in 2020 mandating comprehensive sex education in public schools.  Its purpose is “to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections.” Huffington Post described the sex ed curriculum as follows: [...]

September 26th, 2020 - 9:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Schools & Colleges

Harvard prof says, “Trump isn’t a dictator, he only plays one on TV”

Michael Sandel, a Rhodes Scholar with a Ph.D. from Oxford, teaches a course called “Justice,” possibly the most popular in the school’s history. He says we should be outraged by Trump’s antics, but he’s only living inside our heads, to wit: “He isn’t a dicta[...]