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April 21st, 2017 - 8:49 am § in Jefferson, Politics, The Ave Scene, UW

Suzanne DelBene to Speak for Science Tomorrow at the March for Science

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) will speak about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the March for Science on Earth Day. As the chaos and Alt facts of the Trump era threatens us all, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will speak out for science and for the [...]

September 29th, 2016 - 10:51 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

The UW Argues About A Union

A dialog from from AAUP listserv GAUTHAM P. REDDY to Faculty Amy, Congratulations on undertaking this fascinating and innovative study that demonstrates the benefit that unions have provided (and likely will continue to provide) for working people in our nation. It is unfortunate that union members[...]

July 11th, 2016 - 1:06 am § in Misc.

Due Process at the University Of Washington

 Paul Yager Professor,  Bioengineering    Dear Colleagues; I and my laboratory members have been talking about nothing but the Katze case for well over 24 hours now.  This case is both infuriating and humiliating—perhaps the worst in my 29 years at UW.   I think we are angry about two t[...]

June 30th, 2016 - 12:26 pm § in Misc., UW

Michael Katze, UW Professor, charged with sex abuse

Norm Arkans, the UW public relations spokesman,  has announced that UW  virus researcher Michael Katze is being charged with sexual harassment. “His conduct was inappropriate and not in any way reflective of the university’s values,” UW spokesman Norm Arkans said today in a statement posted[...]

June 8th, 2016 - 11:22 am § in Misc., UW

UW vs Seattle: UW to Destroy a Seattle Landmark

 IN THE SHADOW OF THE FIGHT OVER KPLU A few months ago the UW decided to buy out KPLU, a  popular radio station that competed with the UW’s named station, KUOW. A public outrage stopped the buyout and rescued KPLU. Next week the UW will send backhoes and bulldozers to tear down a historic b[...]

May 16th, 2016 - 1:52 pm § in Misc., UW

UW: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

“I’m sorry to see the President dismiss the union’s effort to ask for more consistent application of hiring standards as an attempt to prevent “positive relationships with administrators.” In my view, the union has provided a useful vehicle in this instance for faculty [...]

May 16th, 2016 - 1:41 am § in Misc., UW

Who is Norm Arkans?

Norm Arkans is head of the UW’s Office of Media Relations and Communications My biggest concern is that Mr. Arkans’ activities are not overseen by the Faculty Senate.  In effect we have a Minister of Propaganda whose activities curtail the free speech that should be part of the central [...]

April 22nd, 2016 - 2:35 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW abolishes shared governance III: A response by the President

Dear Chris, It is simply NOT fair to ask someone to do the job of Provost this long – he’s already completed one year and would complete at a minimum about 2 1/2 if I started a national search now – with an “interim” title. I’m not defending Jerry against anything[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 1:57 am § in Misc., UW

UW abolishes shared governance II: A response by the President

Response to AAUP comment about the appointment of a  UW Provost with no search Before appointing a search committee, I asked for advice as to whether to proceed with such a search at the Senate Executive Committee (Professor Wood was present at that meeting). I further asked that if anyone had con[...]

April 16th, 2016 - 1:46 am § in Jefferson, Misc., UW

Ending Tenure at the “other UW”

The University of Wisconsin was once a great University, a world leader, competitive with the best of the ivies  because of its ability to attract world class faculty.  That era is passing. Critical to the success of American Universities has been the principle of tenure.  Tenure, as it is practi[...]