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May 15th, 2018 - 9:02 am § in Schools & Colleges

WSU sacrifices wolves and academic freedom on the altar of medical school politics

Eastern Washington ranchers don’t like wolves. Worried a wolf researcher’s work might harm legislative support for its planned medical school, WSU paid the researcher $300,000 to take a hike. Emails revealed some state senators linked WSU’s medical school funding to silencing the r[...]

May 9th, 2018 - 9:27 am § in Schools & Colleges

Seattle Times Hypes WGU

Online-focused Western Governors University is thriving in Washington state; can it keep growing?   Seattle Times Anyone concerned about the future of higher education, or the problems faced by UW adjunct faculty or by our excellent community colleges, should read this article by Katherine Long w[...]

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 30th, 2018 - 9:45 am § in Schools & Colleges

Are PhD’s Useful?

In the age of Bezos, Gates, Musk .. should we be be producing PhDs? Last night at dinner I met a very bright young couple.  One lady with a science background is, of all things, working on interior design for Lockheed.  Her wife, also bright, is an entrepreneur working on a social media start up [[...]

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 13th, 2018 - 8:53 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

RACISM AT POMONA

Pomona’s Scripps College is hosting a pool party  today at which “white” people will be excluded, with only “people who identify as POC” permitted to attend. A Facebook announcement of the event lists the party as being hosted by Café Con Leche, a student group identified i[...]

April 6th, 2018 - 10:41 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Message from The Losing Candidate for Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools

Jeanice Kerr Swift did not get our top job, but she sent a message that Superintendent Juneau should hear! A friend criticized me for opposition to Jeanice Kerr Swift .This friend, an advocate for the current Board’s directions, caused me of being out of by Ms. Swifts’s diminutive height[...]

April 5th, 2018 - 9:24 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Seattle Chooses a New Superintendent of Public Schools

Denise Juneau, the former Montana superintendent of public instruction, will take the reins of Seattle Public Schools in July.  I am happy about this. Superintendent Juneau stood out from the other two candidates in three ways .. 1. Experience She has worked not just as a teacher and administrator [...]

March 27th, 2018 - 12:30 pm § in Schools & Colleges, UW

The History Behind My Conflict With the UW

I have filed a complaint against the UW administration for its violations of the law and harm done to me by false accusations even after the administration’s investigators exonerated me.  This biography  explains why I feel so strongly about my reputation. Stephen M. Schwartz Professor of P[...]