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Posts Tagged ‘Academic Standards’

May 8th, 2017 - 12:17 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Of the UW, Hype, Racism and Fundraising

Describing another much welcome gift from Paul Allen, the University of Washington School of Engineering ‘s latest “Trend” newsletter describes it benefactor : “[Paul] Allen has a longstanding connection to and affinity for UW CSE [Computer Science and Engineering]. As a stud[...]

May 7th, 2017 - 7:23 am § in Jews, Schools & Colleges

DARTMOUTH APPOINTS DEAN ASSOCIATED WITH ANTISEMITIC BDS

Dartmouth dean’s academic boycott hasn’t been forgotten—and shouldn’t be taken lightly — Jewish Journal JEWISHJOURNAL.COM[...]

April 23rd, 2017 - 8:28 am § in Donald Trump, Environment, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Politics, Religion, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Was The March for Science a Bad Idea? I

On Saturday, UW faculty took very different paths in the March for Science.  Some of us stood aside, concerned that the March might politicize science, others celebrated science by joining with the the crowd marching in the Seattle rain. Cliff Mass was among those who stayed away.  Cliff  is [...]

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 [...]

February 1st, 2017 - 1:07 am § in Schools & Colleges

Professors Will Not be Silenced:

IS YOUR NAME ON THE LIST? Over the past century, lists like the Professor Watchlist have been used to intimidate faculty, and have a chilling effect on free speech. Add your name to the list and stand in solidarity with colleagues who have been singled out by this website. The Professor Watchlist, w[...]

December 3rd, 2016 - 9:26 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

TRUMPING OBAMACARE

Sadly Dems think the GOP can not just overturn Obamacare.  They  are far too naive.  These are smart Republicans. They will repeal the ACA under provisions that take force over a long enough time to achieve their model and serve their electoral interests in 2018.  I expect proposals built very m[...]

September 17th, 2016 - 11:54 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Why doesn’t my time playing Basketball count towards recreational experience?

Why doesn’t my time as a scholarship athlete at both the University of Washington and Portland State University count towards recreational experience on a job application? The amount of time put into the game of basketball should count for some type of experience other than, being able to list tha[...]

May 7th, 2016 - 5:50 pm § in Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Why America Isn’t Great Anymore

Passenger terrified by math; professor escorted off plane “‘A flight was delayed for more than two hours on Thursday after a paranoid passenger suspected a professor writing out math equations was a terrorist[,]’ American Airlines confirmed.”  (Read story here.) Photo: Unive[...]

March 1st, 2016 - 10:03 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

No Professorships For You!

Open Letter to My Students: No, You Cannot be a Professor also posted No, You Cannot be a Professor–the Reactions and For New Readers: Northwest History’s Greatest Hits.] In a way it is the greatest compliment a student can give. I ask them what they want to do with their history degree.[...]

February 9th, 2016 - 12:45 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Catholic-style academic freedom

The president of a private Catholic college in Maryland compared incoming freshmen to “bunnies who need to be drowned.” The college has decided to retain the president and fire two faculty members who leaked his remarks to the student newspaper. Apparently their concept of academic freedom doesn[...]