Political science

The Speech That Wasn't

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For an event that won't take place, the planned appearance by Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, resulted in plenty of announcements from Columbia University on Wednesday and Thursday.

Reaching Out at Hamilton

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College at center of Ward Churchill debate starts center on freedom and capitalism -- and faces concerns over governance.

Duel on Governance at Hamilton

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New center on freedom and capitalism halted. Founders blame politics. Others blame effort to segregate program from rest of college.

Losing Critical Mass at Stanford?

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After two political scientists who study race and ethnicity left in the last year, alumni and students fight to keep a third from bolting.

Where the Social Science Jobs Are

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Sociologists find that their retirement and unemployment rates are up, relative to other disciplines. Political science jobs show uptick.

Professor's Attendance at 'Conference' Stuns Canada

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The president of a Canadian university on Wednesday condemned the "conference" on the Holocaust held in Iran this week -- amid shock at his institution and elsewhere in Canada at the news that one of his professors had presented a paper there.

Scholarly Archive or Ideological Center?

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Reports on Bush ambitions for presidential library have SMU professors doubting the university should push to be host.

History vs. Hagiography

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Bush institute at SMU would report to Bush foundation, not the university. Does that protect academic interests, or endanger them?

Shooting the Messenger

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Harvard scholar documents costs of caring for soldiers hurt in Iraq, and Pentagon reacts -- by attacking researcher and changing U.S. Web sites.

Broadening the Bush Library Debate

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Archivists see dispute at SMU as chance to focus attention on whether presidential libraries are losing access to key documents.


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