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May 7th, 2017 - 7:23 am § in Jews, Schools & Colleges

DARTMOUTH APPOINTS DEAN ASSOCIATED WITH ANTISEMITIC BDS

Dartmouth dean’s academic boycott hasn’t been forgotten—and shouldn’t be taken lightly — Jewish Journal JEWISHJOURNAL.COM[...]

May 5th, 2017 - 8:13 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Can the WADEMS Challenge Momma McMorris Rodgers?

Rep. Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare Tries To ‘Jimmy Kimmel’s Baby’ Her Son. NOPE. Don’t worry, Rep. McMorris Rodgers, YOUR son will be fine! This was once Tom Foley’ seat but the WADEMS have been afraid to support a challenger who could take on this right wing luddite version of Pat[...]

February 15th, 2017 - 1:17 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

ATTACKS ON TENURE

Colleges, faced with funding cuts, target tenure trims Douglas Belkin Updated Feb. 14, 2017 5:19 p.m. ET For decades, tenured professors held some of the most prestigious and secure jobs in the U.S. Now, their status is under attack at public and private colleges alike. In states facing budget[...]

February 12th, 2017 - 1:20 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Emperor’s New Clothes: The Ain’t Art Scene

I love the ORIGINAL Seattle Art Museum, the ORIGINAL SAM.  The collection of “Asian” art is a wonderful statement of both the divers art of what is not Europe but of the taste of Dr. Fuller. I am, therefore.  offended by the way the folks who run the Seattle “”Art” Mu[...]

February 9th, 2017 - 1:29 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

How Much Are Teachers Paid??????????????????

TEACHER PAY IS CONFUSING Teacher pay becomes a major issue because of the right of teachers to strike and because parents depend on teachers for that most precious thing, their kids’ futures. And because, in this state, teacher pay is the major part of the tax money the state is supposed to pa[...]

February 7th, 2017 - 12:26 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

A Bad Choice

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie This is tragic.  From all appearances, De Vos is at best a well meaning heiress with good intent, too much money but little knowledge.  Even though I am an advocate of  PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS, Ms. De Vos’ efforts to block review[...]

February 6th, 2017 - 12:07 am § in Donald Trump, Schools & Colleges

What Trump Budget Cuts Mean For the University

(Based on material in The Hill)  The the so-called skinny budget means dramatic changes that affect academics. Russ Vought, a former aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and  John Gray, who previously worked for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are writing the new budget,  Their document is expect[...]

February 1st, 2017 - 1:07 am § in Schools & Colleges

Professors Will Not be Silenced:

IS YOUR NAME ON THE LIST? Over the past century, lists like the Professor Watchlist have been used to intimidate faculty, and have a chilling effect on free speech. Add your name to the list and stand in solidarity with colleagues who have been singled out by this website. The Professor Watchlist, w[...]

January 31st, 2017 - 11:34 pm § in America, Politics, Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Trump Names Jerry Falwell University Czar

According to CBS News, President Trump has put Jerry Falwell in charge of “higher education reform.” Falwell says he’s going to get the federal government “off the backs of higher education.” Falwell told The Associated Press he spoke with Steve Bannon, President Donald[...]

December 15th, 2016 - 12:03 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Bristol-Myers Squibb to shutter ZymoGenetics

Why has UW biology been so much less successful than our rivals in San Francisco, San Diego, North Carolina, Philadelphia and Boston?  This epochal  announcement comes as a blow to the idea that Lake Union will ever become a Life Sciences Lake, rivalling San Jose’s Silicon Valley. Zymogeneti[...]