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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 22nd, 2016 - 2:35 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW abolishes shared governance III: A response by the President

Dear Chris, It is simply NOT fair to ask someone to do the job of Provost this long – he’s already completed one year and would complete at a minimum about 2 1/2 if I started a national search now – with an “interim” title. I’m not defending Jerry against anything[...]

April 15th, 2016 - 8:46 am § in Misc.

AAUP CENSORSHIP: Racism at the UW

  The last two weeks at the UW have been filled with discussion about racism on the UW campus.  The distress expressed by minority students is well deserved and they are correct that the usual mantra of hiring more administrators and counselor or holding  seminars to discuss the problems is [...]

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 [...]

April 8th, 2015 - 1:07 am § in Misc.

How Much of UW Tuition Goes to Admin?

 “the total number of full-time faculty members … grew from 11,614 to 12,019 between 1975 and 2008, the total number of administrators grew from 3,800 to 12,183 — a 221 percent increase” While recently we have read a lot about the efforts of the state legislature to cap and redu[...]