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Posts Tagged ‘Academic Standards’

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 “”  a public high school devoted to science and technology education. The Design Tech High School — or 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[...]

October 21st, 2015 - 3:54 am § in America, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges

Academic Free Speach

THE BLAZE: College Professor Writes Column Confessing Her ‘Hate’ for Republicans —  University of Michigan supports her right of free speech.   Communications professor Susan Douglas wrote a column  titled “We Can’t All Just Get Along.” She said, “In our era of polarization, one par[...]

October 4th, 2015 - 4:58 pm § in Repugnants, Schools & Colleges

Textbook calls slaves “workers”; student’s mom cries foul

Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill has backed down — sort of — after a Houston mom stirred up a firestorm over the wording of her son’s geography textbook that referred to African slaves as “workers” and “immigrants.” McGraw-Hill said it would change the wording[...]

September 30th, 2015 - 8:37 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Innovation ..UW #4 among universities in the world, #1 among US Public Universities

This awesome achievement is one our state should not only cherish but build upon.      Reuters may have offered me a simple way to explain why the UW is so important to our state.   That great news agency has just rated us as #4 in “innovation” amongst all the universities in t[...]