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April 20th, 2016 - 10:08 am § in Misc., UW

How to blow a few million of WASTATE tax dollars!

Got this email today. Assuming that all our Department faculty show up and based on a reasonable professional fee of $200/hr, this exercises in UW CMA (as in cover my ass)  is going to cost tens of thousands of dollars??? If we extend the same absurdity to the entire campus, and guessing that a min[...]

June 7th, 2015 - 8:41 pm § in Schools & Colleges

WSU’s president gets lavish pay

“Washington State University President Elson Floyd is the fourth-highest-paid public-college president in the nation” and his base salary “was the second-highest among presidents of the nation’s public colleges in 2014,” according to the Seattle Times. Elson made $725,000 [...]

April 8th, 2015 - 1:07 am § in Misc.

How Much of UW Tuition Goes to Admin?

 “the total number of full-time faculty members … grew from 11,614 to 12,019 between 1975 and 2008, the total number of administrators grew from 3,800 to 12,183 — a 221 percent increase” While recently we have read a lot about the efforts of the state legislature to cap and redu[...]

July 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, UW

Penn State Gets Off Lightly, How come the UW gets off totally?

Here are the punishments Emmert and the NCAA announced today for Penn State. I have three comments: 1. Why only one year worth of financial penalties and who gets the $60 million?  Why didn’t the NCAA require that these moneys go to the victims?  Is the NCAA (rightly) afraid it will be sue3d[...]

July 12th, 2012 - 12:36 pm § in Politics, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Lessons from UV for UW

“What Terry Sullivan’s Reinstatement at U. Va Really Tells Us about the Future of Higher Ed   Does the reappointment of University of Virginia’s president mark a triumph over corporate interests? Or is it more proof that public universities are headed for demise?” By Aaron Bady [...]

June 28th, 2012 - 8:29 am § in Jefferson, UW

UW Recruits Top Faculty in Artificial Intelligence

The new recruits include Carlos Guestrin, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University; Emily Fox and Ben Taskar, both professors at the University of Pennsylvania; and Jeff Heer, a professor at Stanford University. These are all outstanding computer scientists who will continue the thrust Ed Lazowska [...]

February 8th, 2012 - 7:08 pm § in UW

UW launches technology startup incubator, .

Aims to double startups in three years  A business incubator unveiled today is one element in a larger commercialization initiative announced by UW President Michael Young that will double the number of startups produced by the university – from an average of 10 a year to 20 – during the next t[...]

January 13th, 2012 - 10:10 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

David Brewster at Crosscut Interviews Michael Young

Can Mike Young save the UW? He’s been dealt a bad hand, and he’s keeping his cards close to his vest. But the new president may have the smarts and the steadiness to rebuild the finances of this critical institution. Aiming to rank among the academic elite, like the University of Washing[...]

December 3rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm § in Schools & Colleges, UW

UW’s non profit food services!

Dear Colleagues, After I went to a Housing Food Services facility in the UW Med Ctr today and was charged either $1.45 or $1.55 for a bagel, I was reminded why I try to always pack my lunch and avoid HFS spots. If I want to get say a pack of gum or drink, all […][...]

November 27th, 2011 - 2:53 pm § in UW

Berkeley Blog: Are Faculty Joining the 99% Movement?

There’s something happening here… “I plan to be at the meeting tomorrow, one of the very few Academic Senate meetings I will have attended in my 17+ years as a faculty member here. I am not proud of not attending Senate meetings. I have good reasons why I often could not: they tend (like t[...]