Political science

New Approach to International Education

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Major improvements sought in federal programs to promote foreign languages and area studies.

Furor Over Norm Finkelstein

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DePaul professor known for attacks on Israel and "Holocaust industry" wins faculty backing for tenure, but dean opposes promotion.

Putting the Soul Back in Science

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Harvey Mansfield comes to Washington to give the Jefferson Lecture and to talk to Inside Higher Ed in a podcast interview.

DePaul Rejects Finkelstein

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Tenure case enmeshed in Middle East debates also raises issues about collegiality and departmental authority.

Who Gets Credit?

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Political scientists join other disciplines in considering how to be sure scholars are treated fairly when they collaborate.

Inspired by Aquinas

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Political scientist gets ready to end long career at Marquette to start a new university dedicated to the ideas of the 13th century thinker.

A Ranking That Would Matter

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Political science journal publishes plan that would let would-be graduate students evaluate programs on something more important than reputation: whether they can land a good academic job.

Terminating the Terminal Year

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DePaul calls off Norman Finkelstein's classes and takes away his office. He vows to show up and teach -- and to use civil disobedience if necessary.

Political Engagement 101

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Specific curricular approaches can move students beyond apathy and ignorance -- without necessarily changing their ideologies, new Carnegie study finds.

Jon Stewart, Oral Exams and More

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Political scientists consider how they can shake up their teaching techniques, and report success with some unconventional approaches.

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