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August 16, 2005

Sociologists consider how to cover hot-button topics without losing control or civility.

August 16, 2005

If you are a junior professor at Princeton and become a parent, you get an extra year before tenure review -- automatically.

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 15, 2005

Teachers will need to submit course plans for approval if they want their classes to be part of the Advanced Placement program.

August 15, 2005

Google has made relatively few missteps during its phenomenally successful corporate life so far -- and its officials probably wouldn't characterize its announcement Friday that way.

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