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October 10th, 2011 - 11:10 am § in America, Science, UW

Is the NIH Imploding?

IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. Figures just published on Genomeweb look grim.  The good news is that the NIH grant success rate is now 17.4%.  The bad news […][...]

September 20th, 2011 - 8:27 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW: The Early Entrance Program Begets a Great Pianist

from PANDORA: Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, WA, Parks began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at[...]

May 7th, 2011 - 7:02 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

for Mother’s Day: A Professor’s Tribute to His Mother’s Commitment to Education

Mothers Who Understand the Importance of Education, Kam Wing Chan, Department of Geography Many mothers understand the importance of education.  Some pushy ones, like the “tiger mom” who has ignited a firestorm of debate about parenting, have given mom a bad name.  Many others, gentler and far[...]

April 11th, 2011 - 2:00 pm § in Misc., UW

Meritocracy or Class warfare?

Ed. I ceased donating to Harvard several years ago. I did so, not because of a lack of pride in my college or lack of gratitude for what it did for me, but because of a belief that Harvard is part of a system that is moving the US toward a dysfunctional, class based, self […][...]

April 11th, 2011 - 10:03 am § in Uncategorized

A UW Prof: Who SHOULD Be A: UW Student?

UW Admissions and the Budget Cuts from Cliff Mass and UW AAUP listserv After the Seattle Times published a front page article: Why Straight-A Students Won’t Get into the UW this Year there has been a firestorm of comments in the media and blogosphere–and I have gotten quite a few emails [...]

March 23rd, 2011 - 3:39 pm § in Uncategorized

“You are so wrong!!” More on HB1822 and Western Governors

Here is Rep. Phyllis Kenney’s response to my email asking questions about HB1822 “You are so wrong!!” That may be, but I still can not get answers to my questions from her or from any other source that supports Western Governors University. a. What is WGU’s real graduation ra[...]

March 21st, 2011 - 7:03 am § in Misc., UW

How to Cut Costs of Higher Ed? .. eliminate the faculty

Bill would partner Washington with online university Western Governors University Enrollment: 20,000 students nationwide, 900 of them in Washington state. Degrees offered: More than 50 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in subjects such as business, health, information technology an[...]

March 16th, 2011 - 5:14 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

To succeed, US must continue to invest in education, research

“America’s current circumstances are certainly serious. But there is a proven path forward, one that the United States has traveled with great success before: the rising path of innovation. After the Civil War and World War II, in particular, America restored its economic momentum with great[...]

March 10th, 2011 - 6:54 am § in Misc.

Privatize the UW: One Way to Make a LOT of Money

Ed. All this handringing over cuts to the UW budget.  We are worried about losing the Evans School because it does not make enough money!  Here is a private school, one with far less prestige than the UW, no NCAA football, AND a PROFIT of $127.000.000!  How did they do it? The door marked “[...]

March 5th, 2011 - 10:27 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science

PreMeds: A Different View

The chariot scene in the movie Ben Hur has all the trappings of mindless, driven competition .. just like premed? As an MD and an intellectual, I find the chariot race of pre med stultifying.  Too many premeds, too few slots result in competitors who mindlessly do selfless things … whether th[...]