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April 15th, 2015 - 4:46 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A huge Loss to The UW!

Reading the recent to and fro on the AAUP listserv about students using Facebook or Tweeting in class, I was put into a bit of a reverie by learning of the passing of legendary history professor Jon Bridgman.  His death  leaves a huge hole in the UW firmament. I remember coming here and being urge[...]

October 11th, 2014 - 3:26 pm § in America, Misc., The Ave Scene

Letter to the President of the University of Washington

Dear President Young, My name is Anthony Washington.  I am a former student-athlete at the University of Washington.  I played under Lorenzo Romar from 2002-2004, before leaving after my sophomore year with 96 credits. A few days ago a friend of mine sent me a link to a story on ESPN by Adam Ritte[...]

April 17th, 2014 - 4:49 am § in Schools & Colleges

Is Faculty Research Part of Their Teaching?

from Inside Higher Ed   Grant Quota to Be Paid Colleen Flaherty You study homelessness, or female sexuality, and are considered a leader in your field. You aren’t tenure-track but you’ve been a star teacher at your institution — one of the nation’s wealthiest — for m[...]

March 7th, 2014 - 11:32 am § in The Ave Scene

What Bangladesh and the UW Senate Have in Common

Washington, Jan 7 – The US expressed its disappointment at recent parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, calling for fresh and quick polls arranged through dialogue. “The United States is disappointed by the recent parliamentary elections in Bangladesh,” Xinhua quoted State Departm[...]

March 6th, 2014 - 4:45 am § in Misc.

For-Profit College Chain Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs; WGU “Non Profit” Washington State School Does Not Disclose These Numbers

Why does Western Governors University NOT have to disclose  its profits or job rates? I do not understand the obsession with the words “non profit.”  Huff Post reports that  Corinthian Colleges Inc., has been inflating the numbers on how many of its grads get jobs.  Meanwhile, West[...]

February 26th, 2014 - 10:27 am § in Misc.

UW: “Academic Workers” vs. “Faculty”

An Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education Very Relevant to the UW’s Own  AAUP. “Academic Workers” vs. “Faculty” Jane Buck: Candidate for President of national AAUP  “It would be a tragic loss if we were to weaken our historic commitment to academic freedo[...]

January 12th, 2014 - 11:16 am § in Schools & Colleges

How UW Faculty Should Deal With the UW’s Lawyers.

  THE UW EMPLOYS A HUNDRED OR MORE LAWYERS WHO CLAIM NOT TO BE BOUND BY THE RULES OF THE BAR TA’s resident attorney and cabbage eating rabbit, claims that I am wrong about this.  He says attorneys, even when appearing in other roles, remains attorneys under the ethical rules of the Bar.  Wi[...]

January 9th, 2014 - 1:19 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Beyond the Rainbow: In Memory of Dee Dee

we noticed an enormous rainbow forming to the north b, arching through half the sky, immense and intense. It thrilled us by persisting, without fading appreciably, for more than 15 minutes, sometimes supplemented by a parallel second rainbow more faintly trying to appear. When it eventually dissolve[...]

January 5th, 2014 - 1:00 pm § in Misc.

UW Faculty Senate and New Speak

A central Issue in the discussion of the legislation called “” is the issue of Newspeak.  Words like A Statement of Principle: Academic Freedom and Responsibility,” are lal tooo much like the words used by Orwell. I received an email Friday afternoon  (below at the Ψ) that illus[...]

December 21st, 2013 - 5:59 pm § in Jefferson, Misc.

Proposed Revisions To UW Faculty Code.

HOW WELL DOES THE UW FACULTY CODE PROTECT ACADEMIC DREEDOM?   A proposal (see document) has been sent to the UW faculty to revise our Code to address protections for Faculty Free Speech.  My own opinion is that the proposal is weak and may even decrease faculty rights.  The UW faculty do not ha[...]