Republicans Attack Syracuse Sex Study

August 25, 2009

The notion of stimulus funds for a sex study was too much for The New York Post and some Republicans to pass by, so now a Syracuse University professor is the latest social scientist to have his work get a little extra scrutiny. The National Republican Congressional Committee is urging scrutiny of a stimulus grant given to Michael Carey, a psychology professor, to study trends in hook-ups of freshmen women, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Carey told the newspaper that he applied for the grant -- focusing on the public health issues involved -- before stimulus funds even existed, and that the research was never sold as an economic development measure.

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