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July 13th, 2018 - 11:59 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Why Is The UW Attacking Me?

Dear Colleagues, This is an update for UW faculty and others who have been  following my story.  As a bit of background for those who may not know me: I am a tenured professor at the University of Washington and a very successful biologist.  Among other things, five of the UW’s current facu[...]

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[...]

October 2nd, 2017 - 4:07 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

As Books Go the Way of The Buggy Whip

SHOULD PhD Theses be Embargoed? There is a lot of angst about open access among  young PhDs.  Traditionally newly minted scholars have made their way financially through getting their theses published.  This led to a few dollars from the publishers and to job offers from universities. That situat[...]

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 [...]