Archive for February, 2011

February 28th, 2011 - 10:52 pm § in America, Politics, UW

PROTEST ON CAMPUS:Wednesday, March 2, 10:30am by George Washington Statue

from AAUP listserv: USAS (United Students Against Sweatshops) at the University of Washington, formerly known as the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP),  would like to invite you and members of the UW American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to join students in a solidarity action wi[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 6:34 pm § in Politics

Gadhafi Remains A Friend

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that he considers Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi a friend and won’t distance himself from him despite the deadly crackdown on protesters in the turbulent North Africa c ountry. Farrakhan didn’t talk specifics about the uprisings in Liby[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 5:54 pm § in America, Politics

GOP Leader Dismisses Report That Cuts Would Cost 700,000 Jobs

Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber’s spending bill killing government jobs with the words “so be it,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) offered similar sentiments. [...]

February 28th, 2011 - 3:03 pm § in Misc.

If College Athletics “make money” than why do they also need to beg?

After Flurry of Fund Raising, Cal Will Keep 3 Sports February 11, 2011, 2:33 pm from the Chronicle of Higher Education Libby Sander Nearly five months after announcing that it would cut five of its 29 sports as a cost-saving measure, the University of California at Berkeley now says it has raised en[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 11:32 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

How The Washington Public Sees the UW.

From a colleague who prefers to be anonymous: related posts on governance. I would like to respond to the concerns Steve has posted about the way the UW presents itself to the citizens of this state. We have lost our standing in front of our fellow citizens and our legislators in Olympia. The image [...]

February 28th, 2011 - 10:19 am § in Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges

Iowa Governor, Former University President, Moves to End Faculty Governance.

Ed. Iowa has taken other steps to undermine faculty governance, including disbanding the faculty senate at one campus. The Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, is the former President of DesMoines University, an Osteopathic medical school.. “I think we need to have professors in the classroom and[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 8:37 am § in Schools & Colleges

Open Letter to American College Presidents

Monday, 28 February 2011 09:43 MEDIA RELEASE – CLICK HERE Dear President, Welcome to UniLeaks. We are a new online project dedicated to publishing information on public interest matters relating to the higher education industry. In essence, a version of Wikileaks aimed at Universities. While i[...]

February 27th, 2011 - 12:51 pm § in America, Misc., Politics

Pro-Union Demo Rocks State Capitol

Pro-labor demonstrators march on the State Capitol, Olympia, 2/26/11. Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neil Demonstrator at Labor Rally, Olympia, WA, 2/26/11 - Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neilson.son. OLYMPIA, February 26 -- Some 2,500 braved sub-freezing temperatures and several inches of sn[...]

February 27th, 2011 - 12:03 pm § in Misc.

Sunday Revelation: Best Atheist Website .. you vote

See poll at About Atheism candidates Pharynugula Martin S. Pribble Friendly Atheist Common Sense Atheism Atheist Revolution[...]

February 27th, 2011 - 8:59 am § in Politics

Revolutions Mark Setback for al-Qaida

UPDATE: Wolfowitz rebukes Israelis Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, echoing his former Bush Administration colleague and fellow neocon Elliott Abrams, sharply rebuked Israeli leaders for what his interviewer on CNN today, Fareed Zakaria, described as “nostalgia” for fal[...]