Posts Tagged ‘Education’

February 1st, 2012 - 10:10 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Literate in Seattle

By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY For the second consecutive year, Washington, D.C. , is ranked as the most literate city in the country, according to an annual statistical survey to be released today. Here is the top 10 for 2011, as ranked by Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller,[...]

December 1st, 2011 - 12:20 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Seattle Segregation

Seattle is a city with almost no open bigotry … at least none of the usual stuff about being dark-skinned or gay.  We do have our own issues of course … we sure do a good job of hiding any evidence of Chief Seattle or his descendents. What really bothers me is our self segregation.  [&[...]

May 5th, 2011 - 12:26 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Myhrvold and the Coolcookbook

Man of the Millenium? Nathan Myhrvold and His “Modernist Cuisine” from Salty Seattle, April 18th, 2011 Taco de Asador  The book that launched a thousand one-eyed salutes in the pants of food geeks across the globe was the literal elephant in the room during dinner at the Intellectual Ventur[...]

March 14th, 2011 - 7:15 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene, UW

UW Students and Faculty at Town Hall

As promised, this Saturday I attended the 43 rd District Townhall along with Senator Ed Murry, House Speaker Frank Chopp, and Rep. Jamie Pedersen.    AND .. a lot of people!  AND … a big show by UW students and faculty, led by Prof. of Astronomy Bruce Balick and students from BARK. The pre[...]

February 14th, 2011 - 7:34 am § in Uncategorized

Boosting a levy 99% in a Great Recession: The Seattle Way

By JOEL CONNELLY SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF With apologies to Chairman Mao, who wasted China’s economy with The Great Leap Forward, Seattle’s proposed 2011 Families and Education Levy should be dubbed “The Great Leap Upward”. Mayor Mike McGinn and a levy advisory committee want to b[...]

June 16th, 2010 - 11:31 am § in Politics

Are Washington Businesses Determined to Close Down the UW?

Chamber of Commerce Misrepresents its Membership's Stand on Eyman's Latest Initiative![...]