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Posts Tagged ‘Washington State Higher Ed.’

January 23rd, 2017 - 12:14 am § in Uncategorized

Freedom Foundation Senator to Chair WASTATE Senate Higher Ed Ctee

Senator Lynda Wilson (R-17th) was named chair of the Washington State Senate’s Higher Education committee this week. (The House’s chair remains Drew Hansen of the 23rd District, Bainbridge and environs.) Senator Wilson is member of the right wing Freedom Foundation * board member She can be h[...]

February 8th, 2015 - 1:08 pm § in Misc.

WASTATE: Republican Welfare

Republican Counties Are the State’s Real Welfare Queens Welfare State – Washington’s Republican counties depend on Western Washington’s money. How can they survive the state budget cuts they demand? -… thestranger.com[...]

November 11th, 2014 - 11:57 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Is Washington Joining the Confederacy?

According to the Washington Post we are  one of the 29 states where tax collections have yet to return to their pre-recession heights.  Put another way, we look a lot like South Carolina or Alabama! We also, along with the former Confederacy, rank near the bottom in our support not only for K-12[...]

October 5th, 2014 - 12:00 pm § in Schools & Colleges

War of Washington’s Medical School(s): WSU will be divorced from WWAMI .

The University of Washington and Washington State University declare war. After WSU decided two weeks ago to launch its own medical school, UW and  WSU have announced that WSU will be divorced from the WWAMI program. This is a disaster for Washington state students who want to attend medical schoo[...]

January 19th, 2013 - 12:30 pm § in The Ave Scene

WARNING: Rocky Times Ahead For UW,

IIf we can market the Huskies, why can’t we market our faculty? Moody’s Investor Services.has downgraded its outlook for all of higher education. The credit rating agency cited  poor revenue prospects: “The U.S. higher education sector has hit a critical juncture in the evolution of its b[...]

December 9th, 2012 - 12:59 pm § in Misc.

IS WGU A DIPLOMA MILL? ANOTHER LETTER FROM SOMEONE AT WGU

Yet another WGU Testimonial. Since I first posted on WGU I get these comments.  Many are anonymous.  Others, like this one, are signed with an email address but .. when I ask for confirmation I dis not get one. The emails always follow the same theme … Lets call the author “WilliamR[...]

August 12th, 2012 - 1:11 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

WGU is stil there!

I find the editor to be an absolute moron. Lets all make dumbass claims with no sources or proof whatsoever. Here, I will make a claim that only an moron who actually thinks you can buy a degree from a regionally accredited college for $12000 will believe: The author is a very intelligent, well educ[...]

July 28th, 2012 - 7:44 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene

Election 2012: DelBene takes the lead

On her facebook page, Suzan DelBene wrote, “New independent poll shows us continuing to build momentum! We now lead all Democrats in the primary by 4+ points. Plus the poll highlights that voters want the focus to be on jobs and the economy.”[...]

July 11th, 2012 - 8:43 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Leroy Searle: The conviction that universities should do so is as time-honored and legitimate as the conviction that we should teach students to think, to read, and to write. But the way we are doing it now surely is not sustainable.

  This is a very thoughtful post by Leroy Searle.  Dr. Searle was responding to a long stream of UW emails about a 5% pay raise the faculty union at Western Washington had negotiated with their administration.  Most of thread was woven out of the usual angst about why UW faculty does d not ha[...]

July 9th, 2012 - 8:16 am § in Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Washington Post: U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there

The Canary in the Mine: a frightening insight into the US Economic future. Based in part on Washington Post article, “U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there“ Here in Washington state, Ed Lazowska , the Bill and Melinda Gates Professor of Comp Sci at UW, is a very fo[...]