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For Sociologists Who Don’t Want to Go to L.A.

August 1, 2022

Thousands of sociologists are expected at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, which starts Friday. But the location of the meeting, in Los Angeles, has upset some scholars, because the city is home to the latest variation of coronavirus, a version that is supercontagious.

So Alan Martino, a sociologist at the University of Calgary, has organized a one-day Sociological Research Jamboree for tomorrow. The event will be online and free to attend. Register here.

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Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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