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April 30th, 2018 - 9:45 am § in Schools & Colleges

Are PhD’s Useful?

In the age of Bezos, Gates, Musk .. should we be be producing PhDs? Last night at dinner I met a very bright young couple.  One lady with a science background is, of all things, working on interior design for Lockheed.  Her wife, also bright, is an entrepreneur working on a social media start up [[...]

April 17th, 2018 - 8:18 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

Will Britain Privatize Oxford and Cambridge?

The US excels in two things … our mega military and our universities.  Americas’s universities consistently fill all of the top slots in world ranking of “top fifty schools” … with the exception of Oxford, Cambridge along with the Imperial College London, UCL, and King[...]

March 11th, 2018 - 12:07 am § in Misc.

Universities and Unions

YALE GRADUATE TEACHERS UNION PRESSES ON WITH STRUGGLE FOR NEGOTIATED CONTRACT Yale University graduate teachers unionized in February but are being stonewalled by an administration that refuses to negotiate with them.[...]

October 13th, 2017 - 12:05 am § in Misc.

Higher Education In India: Looks Like the Issues in the US!

IndiaMohammad UmarJun, FIRST POST  “…There is a quiet crisis in higher education in India which runs deep,” Macaulay asserted – “a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia” Representational image. News18 abstracted …R[...]

July 2nd, 2017 - 10:57 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

Black Teachers

Black kids do need Black teachers. More importantly, Black kids need teachers that care. One might think that all Black teachers have Black kids best interest in mind, but that is not always the case. I have read about the shortage of Black teachers, which is a very fundamental problem. Statistics s[...]

June 9th, 2017 - 6:00 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene

Black and Jew, Then and Now

As we see angst over a Jewish professor caught in the poisonous mix of  white guilt and racism at Evergreen College, it is useful too look back a hundred years when the progressive Jewish newspaper, The Forward, introcuced WEB DuBois to what was then the Jewish left. “When the immigrant from [...]

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[...]

November 12th, 2016 - 1:50 am § in Misc., UW

Starving the Academic Beast

UW Alumni Association sponsoring NW Documentary Premier of “Starving the Beast” A philosophical debate with grave real-world implications has erupted from America’s ivory towers. Public higher education: What is it? Who should get to go to college? What is the end goal of a four-year u[...]

June 29th, 2016 - 8:19 am § in Misc., UW

UW cuts teaching history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, geography, and sociology

 Setting aside the lack of publicized enrollment data, the rationale for cutting TA positions is rooted in the university’s market-based, neoliberal budgeting model. Rod Palmquist, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Geography The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a long-term budget shortfall of $1[...]

February 22nd, 2016 - 10:53 am § in Jefferson, Misc., UW

Our Legislature sees higher education as vocational school.

Katherine Long at the Seattle Times reports  that our legislators are likely to pass a bill reducing the time needed for a bachelor’s degree to three years. Under the  bill,  Degree in Three , Central Washington University, Western Washington University, Eastern Washington[...]