Posts Tagged ‘governance’

July 13th, 2018 - 11:59 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Why Is The UW Attacking Me?

Dear Colleagues, This is an update for UW faculty and others who have been  following my story.  As a bit of background for those who may not know me: I am a tenured professor at the University of Washington and a very successful biologist.  Among other things, five of the UW’s current facu[...]

May 23rd, 2018 - 1:03 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Sexual McCarthyism

A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making “sexually inappropriate” comments Roland Fryer is accused of creating a hostile work environment at his Harvard lab.  Whatever the truth, the saddest thing is that the review of what could be real issues is being conducted by administrat[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 10:26 am § in Misc., UW

UW abolishes shared governance

Dear UW faculty colleagues, The following message has been approved by the AAUP executive board for distribution to faculty. UW President Ana Mari Cauce circulated an email to faculty, staff and students (14th April) stating the current interim Provost Baldasty has performed in his role for the last[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 1:57 am § in Misc., UW

UW abolishes shared governance II: A response by the President

Response to AAUP comment about the appointment of a  UW Provost with no search Before appointing a search committee, I asked for advice as to whether to proceed with such a search at the Senate Executive Committee (Professor Wood was present at that meeting). I further asked that if anyone had con[...]

March 11th, 2016 - 4:05 am § in America, Politics

Gary Hart on the Constitution

from Huff Post When the United States, uniquely among historical national powers, established itself on the foundation of principles, our founders purposely intended to establish us as a beacon among nations. But they also created a high standard for national behavior that has proved a burden ever s[...]

April 1st, 2015 - 12:40 pm § in China, Environment, Hypocrisy, Politics

Insanity on a (Canadian) Corporate Scale

(Ottawa, TAN) The Canadian Ministry of Canada’s Vast Interior (MCVIT) has leaked a proposal to work with China to create the world’s longest, deepest pipeline .. direct from the crude oil fields of Canada to refineries in the Great Chinese Corporate State.(GCCS), Heat from the deep tube [...]

October 23rd, 2014 - 10:59 am § in Schools & Colleges

Who Decides What is Academic Freedom?

A College Administration Decides What is Proper Academic Free Speech: Students complained of racial harassment during Shannon Gibney’s “Intro to Mass Communications” class. Part of her curriculum included a lesson on “structural racism.” When the male students complained about Gibney’s [...]

October 13th, 2014 - 10:32 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Is UW Violating Open Meetings Law?

Maybe not, but they’re sure gaming it. Like other public entities, the University of Washington must comply with the Open Public Meetings Act, which says public officials aren’t allowed to conduct the public’s business in secret or closed sessions.  Certain exceptions are allowed[...]

September 23rd, 2014 - 4:45 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Florida Governor’s Campaign Manager Appointed as President of Florida State University

Florida GOP state senator John Thrasher has been named the President of Florida State University.  He has no academic credentials.  Mr. Thatcher was the only one (of four) finalists who lacked academic  leadership experience. After he spoke to hundreds of students and faculty,  87% of the audi[...]

July 7th, 2014 - 2:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

July 4 Coup: Rick Perry to Fire UT President

In case you missed the news about “The July 4th Coup,” on Friday news outlets reported that the outgoing UT System Chancellor, Francisco Cigarroa, apparently gave UT Austin President William C. Powers Jr..  an ultimatum: quit your job by July 4, or be fired by the Regents this week. A p[...]