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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 [...]

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[...]

January 30th, 2016 - 11:06 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

The Post Empirical Era

Newspaper columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. has finally put into words something that’s been bothering me for a long time: In the political world, and increasingly in other facets of life, facts no longer matter. Pitts also has coined a name for this new paradigm. He writes: “A lie can get hal[...]

October 29th, 2015 - 11:29 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Oracle Builds Charter School to Serve San Mateo

Charter Schools: Why Oracle Is Building a Public High School on Its Campus Oracle is building “d.tech”  a public high school devoted to science and technology education. The Design Tech High School — or d.tech for short — will open in 2017 on a section of Oracle’s corporate campu[...]

October 26th, 2015 - 9:32 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Should British universities grade students using an American-style system?

Going for that 4.25! Britain has a very weird system … probably not even understood by anyone there since it was created around the same time as the war of 1812.  Britain, of course won that war. Actually, if there is a change, the new system will not effect Oxford and Cambridge .. A spokesm[...]