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Het nonconformisme van de babyboomer. Ik weet niet of u hem wel eens hebt ontmoet: Sijbolt Noorda, de oud-bestuursvoorzitter van de UvA, die zijn zinnen had gezet op het ministersambt, gepasseerd werd, toen genoegen moest nemen met het voorzitterschap van universiteitenvereniging VSNU, en die nu een stille wraakactie is begonnen op de idealen uit zijn jeugd.

Het nonconformisme van de babyboomer

Ons aller Sijbolt heeft namelijk begin deze maand een onzalig convenant gesloten met Halbe Zijlstra. Zo’n tekst die stijf staat van die tenenkrommende clichés waar het Haagse circuit zo in uitblinkt. ‘Een gedragen set indicatoren’ (wat is dat?) , ‘prestatieafspraken over de ambities op valorisatiegebied en de concretisering hiervan’ (bent u daar nog?) A gift too far? Questions are asked about donor's terms. Academics claim that big corporate giver is allowed to vet professors, reports John Morgan Private corporations are focusing on US universities "to further a political ideology of free markets and diminished government regulation", according to critics of a libertarian billionaire's $1.5 million (£920,000) donation to a public educational institution.

A gift too far? Questions are asked about donor's terms

The question of whether the charitable Charles G. Koch (CGK) Foundation's donation to Florida State University infringed academic freedom has stirred up intense debate on blogs and in the Florida press. The controversy highlights some major issues for US public universities as falling state funding continues to drive a search for alternative income. THE CORPORATION [17/23] Unsettling Accounts. Jane Akre. Professional life[edit] Akre began her career at a small radio station as a news reporter and occasional disc jockey in 1978.

Jane Akre

She moved around the country as a news reporter and news anchor until spending some time at CNN.[1] Following her firing from WTSP, she joined WTVT, a Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate.[2] Following her issues with WTVT, she took a series of jobs and was featured in The Corporation regarding her whistleblower lawsuit. In 2007 Akre became the editor-in-chief of the national news desk at InjuryBoard.com.[1] Whistleblower lawsuit[edit] Jane Akre and Steve Wilson. Accusing Fox News Corporation of "intentionally airing false and distorted news reports," former reporters Steve Wilson and Jane Akre filed a challenge against the company's license to broadcast using publicly owned airwaves.[1] The married couple filed a petition on 3 January 2005 with the Federal Communications Commission to deny renewal of license to Tampa station WTVT, Channel 13, for "intentionally airing false and distorted news reports" in 1997.[2] Background After a five-week trial and six hours of deliberation which ended August 18, 2000, a Florida state court jury unanimously determined that Fox "acted intentionally and deliberately to falsify or distort the plaintiffs' news reporting on BGH.

Jane Akre and Steve Wilson

The DeVos Family: Meet the Super-Wealthy Right-Wingers Working With the Religious Right to Kill Public Education | Tea Party and the Right. May 6, 2011 | Like this article?

The DeVos Family: Meet the Super-Wealthy Right-Wingers Working With the Religious Right to Kill Public Education | Tea Party and the Right

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Since the 2010 elections, voucher bills have popped up in legislatures around the nation. From Pennsylvania to Indiana to Florida, state governments across the country have introduced bills that would take money from public schools and use it to send students to private and religious institutions.

Koch and George Mason University. Right-wing billionaires purchasing own professors - War Room. In the marketplace of ideas, all that matters is the strength of your argument, and whether or not you are a billionaire.

Right-wing billionaires purchasing own professors - War Room

That is the wonderful ideal America is striving for: the unregulated free exchange of paid-for speech representing the interests of an incredibly elite few. And to that end, Charles Koch, of the Koch brothers (official “bad guys” of liberalism in 2011), is purchasing the economics department of Florida State University. The Koch Brothers and the End of State Universities. The real scandal around the endowment by the Koch brothers of two chairs at Florida State University is that state universities now have to seek such outside money and accept strings.

The Koch Brothers and the End of State Universities

The reason they have to do so is that many state legislatures have chosen not to have state universities any more. At many ‘state universities’ the state contribution to the general operating fund is less than 20 percent, falling toward 10 percent. Billionaire's role in hiring decisions at Florida State University raises questions. A conservative billionaire who opposes government meddling in business has bought a rare commodity: the right to interfere in faculty hiring at a publicly funded university.

Billionaire's role in hiring decisions at Florida State University raises questions

A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University's economics department. In return, his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting "political economy and free enterprise. " Traditionally, university donors have little official input into choosing the person who fills a chair they've funded. The power of university faculty and officials to choose professors without outside interference is considered a hallmark of academic freedom. David W. Rasmussen | College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Dean, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Curriculum Vitae Dean David W.

David W. Rasmussen | College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Rasmussen, James H. Koch Foundation.

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(pdf)de-wetenschap als-reclamebureau. Schippers tabakslobby. World Congress for freedom of scientific research. Radder commodification of scientific research. Toegang tot onderzoeksdata. Cardiac Society Draws Bulk of Funding From Stent Makers. The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions got more than half its income in 2009 from medical device and pharmaceutical makers.

Cardiac Society Draws Bulk of Funding From Stent Makers

This week, a study in JAMA questioned why more patients who received angioplasty and stents didn’t first receive recommended medications. And this week, a new study found [4] that more than half of patients with stable heart disease who received angioplasty and stents didn't first receive medications, as scientific guidelines recommend. While a host of lawsuits and research studies has raised questions about the overuse of stents, the group that represents cardiologists who implant them relies heavily on income from the makers of these devices. RU heeft weer reden tot feest. Terwijl het onderzoek naar psychologe Roos Vonk nog bezig is, is er weer een ander spraakmakend onderzoek van de RU in het nieuws. Cognitief psychologe Natalie Sebanz heeft in samenwerking met drie collega’s aangetoond dat een kolenbranderschildpad niet begint te gapen als een soortgenoot geeuwt.

Voor dit absoluut baanbrekende onderzoek ontvingen Sebanz en collega’s gisteren een Ig-Nobelprijs voor de Fysiologie. De prijs is inmiddels een parodie te noemen op de ‘echte’ Nobelprijs, maar is volgens de organisatie ‘bedoeld om mensen te laten lachen, en dan te laten nadenken’. De uitkomst van het onderzoek is al even bijzonder als de methode ervan. De onderzoekers leerden schildpad Alexandra haar bek open te doen als er met een klein, rood vierkantje voor haar kop werd gezwaaid. Should Scientists Take Military Money? - The Chronicle Review. May 15, 2011 Jon Krause for the Chronicle Review Enlarge Image. Improbable Research IG_Nobel prize.