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Posts Tagged ‘Funding’

September 5th, 2014 - 7:57 am § in Misc.

Socialism Works

Citing a $631 million funding shortfall, the Seattle Times last year urged the state to shut down the GET program. Just 19 months later, GET is now fully recovered to 106% of obligations. Yet another reminder NEVER to follow the Seattle Times editorial advice:[...]

April 17th, 2014 - 9:38 am § in Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Choosing the UW over Princeton?

The GPA to get into the UW is now around 3.7.  When I went to Harvard, Princeton was a notorious haven for the white elite.  That has not been true for some time.  Their great efforts to become a part of the diversity of America are reflected in the careers of Michelle Obama and [...]

February 9th, 2014 - 9:04 pm § in America, Science

Cell Charges Taxpayers $31.50 for Their Own Property

Tax payers here and elsewhere are being gipped by publishers who claim copyrights to the scientific literature. As an example, this article in Cell was supported by several grants from the National Institutes of Health (R01 AG034504, R01 AG030146, P30 AG10161, R01 AG17917, R01 AG15819, K08 AG034290,[...]

January 22nd, 2014 - 1:30 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Seattle African American-African Diaspora Gathering w/ Ed Murray

More than ever it is vital for the Black community locally as well as nationally to establish a collective set of goals to focus our energy and resources on.  Historically,  religion, nation of origin, sexual preference, gender, age, class, political views have all been reasons for division. What [...]

November 1st, 2013 - 6:30 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Mis-Education of Black Children

  The African American community puts too much of an emphasis on youth athletics.  Sports build character, and teach life lessons that kids can use throughout their life.  However, playing sports should be secondary to academics.  In the African American community this is far from the case. [...]

July 12th, 2013 - 8:54 am § in Jefferson, Schools & Colleges

BREAKING NEWS: Why not recruit the next University President from Disney?

Janet Napolitano to become President of the University of California? “While some may consider her to be an unconventional choice, Secretary Napolitano is without doubt the right person at the right time to lead this incredible university,” the former film studio executive Sherry Lansing, who he[...]

November 15th, 2012 - 8:24 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

The Academy: Everyone is Above Average!

  Everybody in College Gets Good Grades Now Hamilton Nolan — In my day, college grades were evenly distributed on a “curve,” which was determined by…well who knows, we were all so blunted back then. The point is, you can now safely accuse kids these days of getting everythin[...]

September 27th, 2012 - 3:47 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, UW

How to Fund a Major University

A serious challenge faces all of us at the UW.  What are we going to be?  How do we attract new, young faculty  competitive enough to eventually win a federal grants or stimulate their students to greatness? The desperate reaction to Washington state’s cuts to higher education have led, rig[...]

September 21st, 2012 - 7:56 am § in Politics, Science

Ryanomics: Support for Science

The Scientist reports that Paul Ryan supports federal finding for basic research, except  when science conflicts with ideology ….. The good news is that Paul Ryan states that he supports  increasing funding for basic science. In 2000, Representative Ryan opined that biomedical research was a[...]