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    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

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    street-scene-prestonOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest city in the US.  Davis Preston writes abut the cracks in the gleaming polish of Seattle liberalism.  

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    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.

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  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Posts Tagged ‘Colleges’

January 31st, 2017 - 12:47 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Repugnants, Science

Trump Creates Academic Turnmoil

TRAVEL BAN THROWS RESEARCH, ACADEMIC EXCHANGE INTO TURMOILBOSTON (AP) – Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engi[...]

July 25th, 2016 - 9:57 pm § in Misc.

The week Turkish government closed down a total of 15 universities.

Dear Colleagues, The week Turkish government closed down a total of 15 universities.   There are 165 universities in Turkey; 103 of them are public, 62 are private.  All the universities that have been closed down are private.  The government has stated that the students  will be placed in othe[...]

January 6th, 2015 - 12:14 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Taxpayers Pay 3 million dollars to football coach?

    Does the University of Michigan’s New Football Coach Need Food Stamps? Dean Baker, Huff Post:  It turns out that the taxpayer subsidy to Jim Harbaugh is equal to an awful lot of food stamps, which are a useful reference point here, since Republicans have tried to vilify the program. If[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 3:34 am § in America


In response to a request I have deleted the original text of this post from July 22, 2014.  The edited post follows below. Let me explain.  William Deresiewicz, former Yale Professor, author and contributor at The Nation and The New Republic, wrote a very thoughtful piece with the title used above[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 9:10 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

“The one thing we don’t do yet – we don’t graduate any Cougar doctors” WSU Regent Mike Worthy

    Should WASU have its own medical school? WSU Regents have voted to seek accreditation for its own medical school.  This is resulting in an  embarrassing “food fight” over a trivial sum of $24 million dollars funding from the 2015 legislative session at a time when the state budg[...]

May 12th, 2014 - 3:31 am § in Schools & Colleges

Why go to the UW? I .. A Community College Professor Speaks

This post at the AAUP listserv came as part of a lengthy discussion of the role of the community colleges in replacing the first two years of a college education .. the years we hope give students a broad basis for later life.  The reply by Professor Kinsel is worth reading because it shows how [&h[...]

April 7th, 2014 - 9:50 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Do UW Students Need Busses?

Over at the AAUP listserv, Robert Wood notes: I saw this interesting article in the Seattle Times about how the possible KC Metro transit cuts may negatively affect students, especially those with long commutes:  I note also that The Seattle Times appears to be taking a neutral stand on Prop 1, whi[...]

January 27th, 2014 - 4:30 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: A Response to OpEds on GWU

Public-University Group Offers Alternative to Obama’s College-Rating Plan                                          This article in The Chronicle raises the very important issue of standards.  Sadly, while this debate is being focused n universities tha[...]

January 22nd, 2014 - 3:26 am § in Schools & Colleges

Are MOOCs a failure?

Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya In a magazine profile, Sebastian Thrun says MOOCs are a “lousy product” to use for educating under prepared college students. My own suspicion is that MOOCs, like textbooks or any other toll, work best with students who are able to study on their own. The da[...]