Political science

Social Scientists Lean to the Left, Study Says

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Analysis finds wide variations among disciplines -- with anthropology and sociology more liberal than political science and economics.

Guilt by Phone Association

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Articles in neoconservative paper about a Palestinian scholar prompt Zionist group to seek boycott of Brandeis.

The Real Bias in the Classroom

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It's professors -- not students -- who need to fear being judged unfairly because of their views, new study suggests.

War of Words Over Paper on Israel

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Scholars' critical examination of U.S.-Israeli ties is called shoddy and bigoted; others say harsh reaction proves the study's point.

Finishing the Ph.D.

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Yale will review graduate programs, with focus on years 2-4 as key to helping students complete dissertations.

Senatorial Peer Review

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Lawmakers tell NSF what it should and shouldn't fund -- and question some grants (without bothering to talk to the researchers involved).

Florida Isolationism

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Professors say legislation to limit their travel to "terrorist states" will hurt academic freedom, but Jeb Bush likes the idea.

Pitching a Public Service Academy

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Proposed university would offer students a free, four-year education with service obligations after graduation.

Shilling for Dictators?

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Noted expert on Eurasia, accused of being apologist for tyrants, sees McCarthy-like attack on his views.

Scholar of Peace in the Line of Fire

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Earlham professor was home visiting his family in Beirut. Because he's not a U.S. citizen, he's not sure he can return to his job.

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