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UW Student-Worker Strike Still Looms

May 7, 2010


Although the TA contract negotiations have been extended, political unrest is still rife throughout the University of Washington.  Many students could frankly care less, but the balancing of the budget will affect every member of the UW community.

Student-Worker Panel

Students, workers and community members representing various organizations gather to discuss alternatives to the budget balancing crisis. Photo by Justin Vorhees

From the March 4th demonstration 2 months ago to the May 3rd picket at 15th and 40th, the student worker coalition has been actively and noisily making their demands.

In a quieter context, a diverse panel discussed possible alternatives for the balancing of the budget .

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Breaking News | Emmert leaves UW for NCAA

April 28, 2010
Emmert polishes the family Mustang

Photo courtesy Mark Emmert.


For all of us that received UW President Mark Emmert’s e-mail yesterday, the news was no doubt a surprise.  However, when the numbers are considered, Emmert’s move is no surprise at all.   

Emmert earns more than $905,00 per year, according to Yahoo! news, which ranked second among presidents for public universities.   He will likely earn more at the NCAA.  Emmert will succeed the late Myles Brand, who reportedly earned $1.7 million per year.  Read the rest of this entry ?