Posts Tagged ‘AAUP’

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 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[...]

April 15th, 2016 - 8:46 am § in Misc.


  The last two weeks at the UW have been filled with discussion about racism on the UW campus.  The distress expressed by minority students is well deserved and they are correct that the usual mantra of hiring more administrators and counselor or holding  seminars to discuss the problems is [...]

April 14th, 2016 - 7:32 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Two small steps to address UW’s race problem

Black Lives Matter and the protest movement have come to the UW. We are going to have meetings! I do not think “talking about it” will bring much change. A huge part of the problem is Seattle itself.  Whether is is called gentrification or black flight, this city has undertone a precipi[...]

March 29th, 2016 - 8:31 am § in Misc., UW


Scalia’s Death Provides A Narrow Escape for Public-Sector Unions This morning, the post Scalia court split 4-4 in Friedrichs v. CTA, leaving intact the  pro-California teachers union ruling from the lower courts.  It is clear that if Scalia had lived, the  legal challenge to Friedrichs wo[...]

March 25th, 2016 - 8:00 am § in Misc.

AAUP Opposes Excessive Feminism

  Dear AAUP Member: Today, the AAUP is releasing an important draft report, The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX. We strongly encourage you and your AAUP colleagues to read it and send us your comments. The report was written by a joint subcommittee of Committee A on Academic Freedom and T[...]

March 20th, 2016 - 10:34 am § in Misc., UW

PHOTOGRAPHY: Remembering a UW Hero

A bit of UW history that has yet to be told.   Back during the McCarthy era, the House Unamerican Activities Committee  worked with the far right government of South Korea to pursue Koreans who stood for democracy.  That pursuit extended even to the US where the Korean spy agency worked to dep[...]

March 19th, 2016 - 11:24 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Save KPLU from the Evil UW

This is a must!   The UW’s purchase of KPLU was a very sad move , an effort to undermine the diversity of listeners and need for local programming rather than the NPR feed. KPLU is very different, featuring Jazz and new programs built here along the sound.[...]