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September 25th, 2016 - 10:24 pm § in Misc.

Are Student Athletes Thugs?

WSU football troubles Ongoing coverage: With growing count of felony arrests, the WSU football program is gaining national notoriety off the field. The number of arrests leads the nation, but school officials say an overzealous police department targets players.[...]

October 9th, 2014 - 5:48 pm § in America, Misc., Politics, The Ave Scene

Big Ten is a step ahead

  “The Big Ten conference announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete’s enrollment, and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship.” Here is a link to Adam Rittenber[...]

May 21st, 2014 - 5:06 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Unions Organize “Student” Athletes

Public Worker Union in NC to Allow Student Athletes to Join as State Employees Two months after a federal labor official ruled that football players at Northwestern could create the nation’s first union of college athletes, a North Carolina union for public workers will allow scholarship stude[...]

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 [...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 6:28 am § in Misc., UW

UW Entrance Exam

(from 1908) Ancient History (Choose any eight of the following) Describe an Egyptian temple. Compare the early history of Babylonia with that of Egypt. What is an oligarchy? What did Solon do for Athens? Describe slavery in Athens. What causes contributed to Alexander’s victories? What was the[...]

March 20th, 2013 - 9:09 am § in Misc.

You Own YOUR Books! ? and DVDs?

In Win for Libraries Over Publishers, Supreme Court Upholds Reselling of Foreign Books By Jennifer Howard If you’re the legal owner of a copy of a book or other work copyrighted under U.S. law, the Supreme Court says you have the right to resell or give it away, even if it was made overseas. I[...]

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[...]

October 15th, 2012 - 12:02 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Support Your Local (Charter School)

F– USE, a local progressive organization, has refused to take a stand on Initiative 1240 .. the intiative to allow a small number of charter schools in our state. I think F– USE made a wise decision.  Unfortunately one of my liberal correspondents in upset: David Spring writes: “F[...]

September 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

How NIH Funding Effects Science As a Career

This letter appeared last September on The Scientist.  The fact that becoming an independent researcher takes upwards of 15years is just too long for me. Furthermore, being in research for almost a decade (undergrad, graduate, 1 yr postdoc), I have noticed that funding favors medical researchers. I[...]