Posts Tagged ‘Ranking and Reputation’

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[...]

June 28th, 2012 - 8:29 am § in UW

UW Recruits Top Faculty in Artificial Intelligence

The new recruits include Carlos Guestrin, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University; Emily Fox and Ben Taskar, both professors at the University of Pennsylvania; and Jeff Heer, a professor at Stanford University. These are all outstanding computer scientists who will continue the thrust Ed Lazowska [...]

March 5th, 2012 - 1:06 pm § in Misc., UW

A CPA Looks at the UW Athletic Department

I attended last Saturday’s Republican caucus to support Rick Santorum.  As a follower of Jefferson, I believe wer need two real parties.  It time the Republican Party run an hoest candidate.   I will write more about this later …now I want to discuss the Huskies. At that SaturdayR[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 11:46 pm § in Schools & Colleges

UW Bothell Prof Predicts Privitization of Universities

” “from each according to his or her abilities, to each according to his or her needs” is not a bad motto for public higher education.” “ (from AAUP Magazine, Academe) By Bruce Burgett   (redacted and edited) In spring 2010, a group of University of Washington administrators [...]

November 4th, 2011 - 1:30 pm § in UW

Seattle Childrens Gets $50.000.000 Gift for Research

Seattle Children’s Nabs $50M Donation for Research, Plus $15M for Nursing, Clinical Care Luke Timmerman 10/31/11 Seattle Children’s Hospital probably has more fun than most hospitals every year on Halloween, but this year it has something really big to celebrate. The hospital said today it has [...]

October 31st, 2011 - 6:35 am § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

Will Congress Cut Salaries For UW School of Medicine Faculty?

The Scientist reports that the House draft of a budget for the NIH would cut the maximun salary for a Principal Investigator  (PI) by 17%, from  $199,700 to $165,300.  This cut would have its most obvious effect on federal support for MD scientists.  Because salaries for MDs are much higher t[...]

October 3rd, 2011 - 8:37 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Western Governors: a professor’s opinion

"Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path To College Degree."         Guest blogger Johann Neem is Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University and author of the book "Creating a Nation of Joiners" (2008). During the last legislative session in Washington state, faculty[...]

September 23rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm § in Schools & Colleges, Science

The AVE Challenge: Who is going to win the Nobel Sunday Night?

  About 9 AM Stockholm time Monday, the Karolinska is going to wake up one to three biologists and announce they have won the  Nobel Prize. Thompson Reuters has their list based on citation, I call this hokey. Here is Thompsons’s list with my thumb added in an appropriate direction where[...]

September 10th, 2011 - 8:22 am § in Misc.


The AVE has reported previously that the private ivies, because they subsidize tuition by merit scholarships, are actually a lot mess expensive than public schools like the UW.  While the UW and its peer public ivies drift toward a financially elite status, “private ” schools like Princ[...]

June 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

BREAKING NEWS: UW ranks #5, worldwide, in math!

from Reuters  Times Higher Education: The 50 universities and research institutes listed above were among the world’s most influential in the field of mathematics – whether by total citations received or by citations per paper – for papers published during the period 1 January 200[...]