Posts Tagged ‘Academic Standards’

October 2nd, 2017 - 4:07 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

As Books Go the Way of The Buggy Whip

SHOULD PhD Theses be Embargoed? There is a lot of angst about open access among  young PhDs.  Traditionally newly minted scholars have made their way financially through getting their theses published.  This led to a few dollars from the publishers and to job offers from universities. That situat[...]

January 31st, 2017 - 12:47 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Science

Trump Creates Academic Turnmoil

TRAVEL BAN THROWS RESEARCH, ACADEMIC EXCHANGE INTO TURMOILBOSTON (AP) – Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engi[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 11:47 am § in Uncategorized

Will WASTATE go for charters under Trumped Education?

The Donald’s choice of Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education is momentous for the fight here WA over charters. Stripped of lots of rhetoric the fight here has two parts: 1. Who should control the tax money spent, under our Constitution, to provide public education?  On one side, most[...]

December 22nd, 2016 - 12:08 am § in Misc.

The Limits of Academic Freedom

 UO Professor Punished for Appearing in Blackface Last October, Professor Nancy Shurtz hosted a Halloween party at her home . She invited  faculty as well as all of the students from her Tax Policy and Tax Planning classes. Students were welcome to bring family members, dates, or plus-ones. Peopl[...]

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[...]

December 1st, 2016 - 1:06 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Is Italian Fascism a Lesson for The US Under Trump?

AS TRUMP AND HIS MINIONS THREATEN THE FREE PRESS …ARE WE HEADED TO MUSSOLINI’s Italy? Observers continue to draw parallels between President-elect Donald Trump and the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. But the similarities – narcissism, opportunism, authoritarianism – coexis[...]

November 23rd, 2016 - 9:47 am § in America, Donald Trump

The Uneducated Elected Their President

Education, Not Income, Predicted Who Would Vote For Trump Sometimes statistical analysis is tricky, and sometimes a finding just jumps off the… FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM|BY NATE SILVER[...]

November 21st, 2016 - 12:21 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Would Trump’s Son In Law Get Into the UW?

WHY THE UW MATTERS  Jared Kushner, husband to Ivanka Trump and now the apparent consigliere of the Trump White House, was admitted to Harvard, but he might not have been accepted at UW. Over at FACEBOOK, UW President Ana Mari Cauce glows with pride that our university ranks among the top 20 in [...]

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[...]

November 12th, 2016 - 1:50 am § in Misc., UW

Starving the Academic Beast

UW Alumni Association sponsoring NW Documentary Premier of “Starving the Beast” A philosophical debate with grave real-world implications has erupted from America’s ivory towers. Public higher education: What is it? Who should get to go to college? What is the end goal of a four-year u[...]