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February 15th, 2012 - 11:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Dangerous “Research Works Act”

Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu from TECHCRUNCH Congress is currently considering a bill called “The Research Works Act”, whose purpose is to restrict public access to publicly-funded research. The bill is sponsored by large academic publishers who are keen to keep all research, i[...]

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 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm § in America, UW

Rhodes Scholars from WASTATE and the Udub!

This is a big event for the UW’s new South Lake Union Campus.     Cameron Turtle, a student in Mike Regnier’s laboratory at the UW Center for Cardiovascular Regernative Medicine is one of of two UW students to win a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship! Cameron and Byron Gray, another UW senior w[...]

October 10th, 2011 - 12:53 pm § in Schools & Colleges

from the Berkeley Blog: A Different Funding Model

from the Berkeley Blog An alternative funding model to support higher ed excellence Andrew Szeri, professor of mechanical engineering | 3/30/10 | 4 comments | Leave a comment Cuts in state support and the subsequent increases in fees are leading many students to take out loans. This is very regretta[...]

October 10th, 2011 - 11:10 am § in America, Science, UW

Is the NIH Imploding?

IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. Figures just published on Genomeweb look grim.  The good news is that the NIH grant success rate is now 17.4%.  The bad news […][...]

October 7th, 2011 - 6:27 am § in Misc.

Only academics and religious leaders can save us

from Washington Liberals:  we need support from academics and religious leaders (abridged) The Republican Party has been taken over by radicals who are increasingly brazen in their efforts to enrich the rich and undo 100 years of progress, precedent, and science. The Democratic Party has mostly wim[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 8:27 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW: The Early Entrance Program Begets a Great Pianist

from PANDORA: Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, WA, Parks began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at[...]

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

PRIVITIZATION Princeton Style

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[...]