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June 16th, 2018 - 12:34 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Auctioning off Honors at Public School Graduation

Parents are paying big bucks for prime seats at public-school graduations  (abstracted from the Seattle Times) Seattle schools and PTAs are auctioning  off prime seats for graduation ceremonies.  The best seats in the house are close to the stage,  The  unobstructed views are perfect for yellin[...]

April 22nd, 2018 - 12:54 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

What is “shared governance?”

Professor: A disturbing story about the influence of the Koch network in higher education This WAPO story is a warning message to all state universities. including our own.   The Administration at Arizona Stare University, our sister campus in the PAC 12, has created a “Freedom Center” [...]

October 13th, 2017 - 12:05 am § in Misc.

Higher Education In India: Looks Like the Issues in the US!

IndiaMohammad UmarJun, FIRST POST  “…There is a quiet crisis in higher education in India which runs deep,” Macaulay asserted – “a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia” Representational image. News18 abstracted …R[...]

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[...]

September 23rd, 2017 - 3:49 pm § in Misc.

Study In Germany!

A lecture hall at Leipzig University. Photo: DPA Nine very compelling reasons to come to Germany to study Sick of the expense of studying in the UK, the USA or Canada? Germany offers an affordable and highly esteemed alternative, argues Melissa Lawrence.[...]

July 17th, 2017 - 4:33 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

While The Seattle Public Schools Drive High Achievers Out, Lakeside Comes to Seattle

» Lakeside School opening The Downtown School on Lower Queen Anne This while the SPS is threatening to cut back on Garfield’s gifted programs and has already cut back on the highly successful IPP program! race to the bottom This is a race to the bottom.  [...]

June 28th, 2017 - 12:00 am § in Misc., Science

The For Profit Monopoly That Dominates Science

An industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google   Abstracted from an article by Stephen Buranyi in the Guardian   ….. Scientists create work under their own direction – funded largely by governments – and give it to publishers for free ….. it is as if the New Yorke[...]

June 9th, 2017 - 6:00 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene

Black and Jew, Then and Now

As we see angst over a Jewish professor caught in the poisonous mix of  white guilt and racism at Evergreen College, it is useful too look back a hundred years when the progressive Jewish newspaper, The Forward, introcuced WEB DuBois to what was then the Jewish left. “When the immigrant from [...]

June 5th, 2017 - 9:32 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, UW

Racism at Evergreen, WASTATE’s Ohso Progressive Campus

50 EVERGREEN FACULTY CALL FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST BIOLOGY PROFESSOR These faculty call on the College to: Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinst[...]

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[...]