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Jul 15, 2022
American Sociological Association plans to meet in LA in a few weeks despite fears about the new variant of COVID-19.


September 12, 2006
As more colleges have adopted "family friendly" policies for professors, many experts have noted that relatively small shares of those eligible for the flexible arrangements use them. Much has been written about why this is the case, with many observers guessing that young parents, especially women, fear that asking for flexible arrangements may hurt them in the tenure process.
August 14, 2006
New research examines women in the professoriate and the impact of athletics on academic performance.
July 25, 2006
Discipline sets out to define its contributions to general education and acknowledges it must do a better job of demonstrating them.
May 4, 2006
Professors, what would you do to avoid teaching freshmen? Deans, what would you do to get senior professors teaching what you want them to teach?A battle of wills at the University of Maryland at College Park -- perhaps soon to escalate into a court battle -- is a good illustration of the kinds of choices faced by colleges and professors when it comes to who will teach what.
May 3, 2006
Lawmakers tell NSF what it should and shouldn't fund -- and question some grants (without bothering to talk to the researchers involved).
April 6, 2006
Student loan repayment may preclude large numbers of graduates from teaching and social work jobs, study suggests.
March 29, 2006
Amid rape allegations, Duke suspends lacrosse season -- and experts consider lessons and warnings for other colleges.
December 21, 2005
Analysis finds wide variations among disciplines -- with anthropology and sociology more liberal than political science and economics.
November 9, 2005
Arizona State revamps department in attempt to revitalize discipline, but does program agenda shortchange field?
October 6, 2005
Dispute over alleged plagiarism between 2 Penn scholars, settled quietly over the summer, is aired anew.


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