Sociology

Legacy Admits: More Money, Lower Scores

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Analysis suggests extent of advantages of alumni children doesn't necessarily extend to ability to ace courses as college freshmen.

Sociology's Crime Problem

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At one large public university, more than 600 undergraduates are currently classified as sociology majors. Students pick among five concentrations, and one -- criminal justice -- attracts more than half of the majors. Yet of the 30 faculty members, only 3 specialize in criminology. The department is "trying to bring the criminology majors in the fold of sociology" but finding that many of the students interested in criminal justice aren't necessarily interested, said a professor in the department.

Satisfied Academics

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Study that anticipated professors' satisfaction levels might sink to those of industry scientists gets surprising result: Academe is seen as a good place to work.

'Two Cultures' Tension in Social Science

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Key philanthropic and government programs offering grants for Ph.D. students appear to be excluding proposals for graduate students in sociology and political science, while favoring proposals from those in history, anthropology and a range of relatively small disciplines, such as art history and ethnomusicology, according to data released Friday.

The Sociologist Gap

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Departments report significant increases in number of majors and degrees awarded -- and flat faculty lines. Graduate programs are becoming more selective -- and not for the reasons scholars like.

Key Win for Scholar Kept Out of U.S.

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Federal judge says government must say why it won't let Adam Habib, a noted South African sociologist, accept academic invitations in the United States.

Using Foucault to Deconstruct Rankings

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Law school officials reveal to sociologists how U.S. News influences their decision making -- not necessarily for the better.

The Tenure-Track (Busy) Sociologist

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A discipline finds that -- unlike much of higher education -- it is not increasing its reliance on adjuncts, but is seeing the permanent faculty's teaching load go up.

The Impact of Dropping the SAT

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New research finds that end of test requirement leads to more diversity of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic diversity. Impact would grow if more colleges didn't just make test optional, but ignored scores entirely.

Crossing a Line

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Arizona lecturer quits as university is pressured to fire her over comments she posted on a conservative blogger's site.

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