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June 2nd, 2018 - 12:17 am § in Religion, Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

History of Proms

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May 23rd, 2018 - 1:03 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Sexual McCarthyism

A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making “sexually inappropriate” comments Roland Fryer is accused of creating a hostile work environment at his Harvard lab.  Whatever the truth, the saddest thing is that the review of what could be real issues is being conducted by administrat[...]

May 22nd, 2018 - 10:39 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Are Public School Teachers Underpaid?

No from Intellectual Takeout James D. Agresti | May 18, 2018 |  12,602       During recent teacher walkouts in Oklahoma that captured national attention, many major media outlets reported misleadingly small figures for teacher pay. By failing to reveal all aspects of teacher compensation, t[...]

May 18th, 2018 - 12:30 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Texas school shooter ID’d

“Police have taken Dimitrios Pagourtzis into custody and believe he is the sole gunman responsible for the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School that left at least 10 dead and 10 more wounded,” USA Today reported. CNN says the shooter was injured. Another student described as an R[...]

May 18th, 2018 - 8:37 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Another Day, Another School, 10 More Dead Kids

Law enforcement sources confirm “multiple fatalities” at the high school in Santa Fe, Texas (near Galveston) and say a shooter is in custody. News sources report 9 deaths and say an officer was injured. Meanwhile, President Trump is heading today to an NRA speaking engagement, seeking vo[...]

May 16th, 2018 - 12:46 pm § in Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Revising History: Gun Nut Implies Kent State Victims Should Have Shot National Guardsmen

Kaitlin Marie‏ @KaitMarieox May 13 More Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. I should have been able to do so as a student- especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government on this campus. #CampusCarryNow On May 4, 1970, Ohio Nationa[...]

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 [[...]