Posts Tagged ‘UW’

January 21st, 2017 - 1:13 am § in Misc.

Man shot at UW demonstration

A 32-year-old man who witnesses said was trying to “keep peace” was shot at a demonstration on the University of Washington campus Friday night outside a speaking event featuring Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous. He was taken to Harborview with life-threatening injuries. Police said a [...]

January 4th, 2017 - 11:40 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Bill Gates Recognizes Ana Mari Cauce as One of Six 2016 Favorite Fanatics

My Favorite Fanatics of 2016 By Bill Gates   | December 20, 2016  When I was in my 20s and early 30s, I was fanatical about software. By “fanatical” I mean that I was so focused on my vision of putting a computer on every desk and in every home that I gave up a normal existence. […][...]

December 15th, 2016 - 12:03 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Bristol-Myers Squibb to shutter ZymoGenetics

Why has UW biology been so much less successful than our rivals in San Francisco, San Diego, North Carolina, Philadelphia and Boston?  This epochal  announcement comes as a blow to the idea that Lake Union will ever become a Life Sciences Lake, rivalling San Jose’s Silicon Valley. Zymogeneti[...]

December 4th, 2016 - 1:20 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

OVER ON FACEBOOK, State Senator Reuven Carlyle Made a Mistake

Trying to brag about the UW as a world class academic school, Reuven tried to compare the academic standing of #1 ranked NCAA football team, The Alabama Crimson Tide, to the academic standing our own UW Huskies with a football team at #4.  Reuven picked the wrong campus … UA Tuscaloosa is the[...]

November 26th, 2016 - 12:25 pm § in America, UW

UW Huskies have 1 chance in 14 of being the champs!

538’s  Neil Paine gives Huskies 7% chance at winning the college football championship before fridays’s blowout in the Apple Cup! MAKES PLAYOFF WINS NAT’L TITLE TEAM CONFERENCE PROB CHANGE PROB CHANGE Alabama SEC 90% -1 36% -2 Clemson ACC 78 +8 16 +3 Ohio State Big Ten 60 +5 19 +2 Mi[...]

November 18th, 2016 - 1:45 am § in Misc., UW

UW President on why the UW is unique

Ana Mari Cauce FACEBOOK  I have personally always preferred the objective rankings (of colleges and universities.).  Of course UW does best in these. But truth is that info is most relevant for grad and professional students or those getting a 4 yr “professional” degree as in business[...]

April 15th, 2015 - 4:46 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A huge Loss to The UW!

Reading the recent to and fro on the AAUP listserv about students using Facebook or Tweeting in class, I was put into a bit of a reverie by learning of the passing of legendary history professor Jon Bridgman.  His death  leaves a huge hole in the UW firmament. I remember coming here and being urge[...]

April 10th, 2015 - 5:28 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: UW Joins Seattle..Will Pay Minimum Wage

UW raises minimum wage to $11 per hour for all student workers (UW Press Release) The University of Washington announced today it is increasing the minimum pay for its student workers to $11 an hour, effective April 1, 2015, consistent with its announcement March 31 that it was moving 70 non-student[...]

April 9th, 2015 - 8:34 am § in America

Salaita Calls Me a “Zionist”

This AM I awoke to receive a message that Salaita has been posting an ad hominem attack on Twitter about me.  Instead of identifying me by name he uses an epithet ..calling me a “Zionist professor.”  He is correct, I am a Jew and a Zionist. I believe Jews AND Palestinians both have [...]