Sociology

Classroom Heat

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Sociologists consider how to cover hot-button topics without losing control or civility.

Women and Science, Post-Summers

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Sociologists offer unexplored issues raised by the Harvard president's comments -- and suggestions on how colleges should change.

A Private Matter Goes Public

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Dispute over alleged plagiarism between 2 Penn scholars, settled quietly over the summer, is aired anew.

Anthropology, Evolved

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Arizona State revamps department in attempt to revitalize discipline, but does program agenda shortchange field?

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.

Anger and Consequences

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Amid rape allegations, Duke suspends lacrosse season -- and experts consider lessons and warnings for other colleges.

Debt, Deterring Public Service

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Student loan repayment may preclude large numbers of graduates from teaching and social work jobs, study suggests.

Hell No -- He Won't Go

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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.

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).

What Role for Sociology?

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Discipline sets out to define its contributions to general education and acknowledges it must do a better job of demonstrating them.

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