Posts Tagged ‘free speech’

November 10th, 2012 - 12:55 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Why do we still have a university press in an internet age?

The Gamble The answer may come from Princeton. The Princeton University Press cannot give away the ending of its forthcoming book,  The Gamble,on the 2012 presidential election. But it does plan to give away the beginning. Read more[...]

February 7th, 2012 - 6:37 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

Goldy Disses UW President For Not Supporting Tax Reform, Republican Pushes FOR Tax reform,

While over at the SLOG, David Goldstein criticizes UW President Young for not arguing for tax reform at the TownHall Forum. how many liberals are aware that a Republican, WA Senator Michael Baumgartner, has proposed a constitutional amendment to force the State to support higher ed? For what it is w[...]

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[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Ana Mari Cauce .. new UW Provost

Ana Mari Cauce is. among more important things, the author of the title of this site .. “The AVE” was her idea.   I remember Ana Mari suggesting that we use a name that combines the idea of a physical place, “The Ave,” with the idea of a venue for public discussion! That sp[...]

May 20th, 2011 - 8:09 am § in Misc., UW

BREAKING NEWS: KUOW Censors a UW Voice of Reason

A UW Professor’s Efforts to Speak Out on Science and Education Are Censored Ironically, I had just asked Cliff for permission to crosspost his effort to get Seattle Public Schools to raise their math standards.  That post just went up on The AVE. The shocking part of this story is how I learn[...]

April 2nd, 2011 - 6:50 am § in Schools & Colleges

Free Speech Attacks from The Radical Right

Ed. While the progressive world has been distracted by the absurdist attacks on President Obama’s birth certificate, there is a far more serious and relentless attack on academic free speech itself. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Judy Ancel,  a professor of labor studies at the University of Missou[...]