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August 15, 2005

Sociologists offer unexplored issues raised by the Harvard president's comments -- and suggestions on how colleges should change.

August 15, 2005

For decades, but especially in recent years, social scientists have been frustrated by institutional review boards, campus bodies that must approve studies involving human subjects. The IRB's, as they are called, are best known for their work on informed consent with medical research. But the boards also must approve projects in which sociologists conduct surveys or do interviews -- even though such work doesn't pose any of the dangers of, say, a drug whose side effects could be deadly.

August 12, 2005

When colleges switch away from Native American symbols, a few alumni and students grumble, but most get over it quickly.

August 12, 2005

New data show increases for total pool, women, and minority students, but drop in first-time foreign students.

August 12, 2005

8 college stores plan to offer electronic texts this fall, but will they sell?

August 11, 2005

New Jersey approves transfer to Montclair State U. of an audiology doctoral program that Seton Hall planned to phase out.

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