Quick Takes: Haworth to Publish Gay History Book -- Without Controversial Essay, 7 Charged in Death at Minn. State, Penn Plagiarism Dispute Spreads, Study Tracks Impact of 'Open Access' Journals, New Scholarships for Latinos to Study Abroad
Submitted by Scott Jaschik on October 12, 2005 - 4:00am
The Haworth Press has announced that it will proceed with publishing Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West, but without one essay that had been planned. Haworth had called off publication because of criticism of that an essay, “Pederasty: An Integration of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Empirical Data,” could be viewed as endorsing sex between adults and adolescents. The Haworth announcement said that a future volume would deal with the issues raised by that essay.
Seven members of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at Minnesota State University at Moorhead face felony charges for their role in a party at which a sophomore drank heavily, apparently leading him to get lost and to drown in the Red River, The Minneapolis Star Tribunereported.
A plagiarism dispute in the University of Pennsylvania's sociology department continues to rage, as Elijah Anderson issued a statement saying that a recent book by Kathryn Edin, an assistant professor in the department,"owes a strong and almost entirely unacknowledged debt to" his previous works, The Daily Pennsylvanian reported. Anderson spoke out -- apparently breaking a confidentiality agreement negotiated as part of a mediated settlement he reached with Edin last summer -- after a group of scholars from outside Penn sided with Edin in the controversy."I never imagined that I would be dismissed with such utter confidence by respected figures of the discipline I have devoted my scholarship and career to serving," the student newspaper quoted Anderson as writing.
A study released Tuesday compares "open access" and traditional journals, finding signs of success and signs of problems in both sectors of publishing. The study, released by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, found for example that "open access" journals tend to have peer review systems, although not necessarily using traditional models. On the issue of charges to authors, the study found them more common among traditional journals.
Laureate International Universities announced Tuesday that it is awarding $8 million in scholarships through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to encourage Latino students to study abroad. The scholarships are good for use at Laureate's institutions in Europe and Latin America and come at a time that many experts on international education have said that far too few minority students experience study abroad.