Political science

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.

Changing Borders of Political Science

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Scholars of government consider whether they are too parochial, how genetics is changing their discipline, and use of other fields to enliven teaching.

Finkelstein and DePaul Settle

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Controversial professor resigns and both sides issue conciliatory statements, but many believe academic freedom issues will outlast tenure dispute.

The Graduate Education Mismatch

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Political science study points out that some of what's missing in graduate education would make the new Ph.D.'s more desirable as job candidates -- especially outside research institutions.

Ghettoized Poli Sci Textbooks

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When black people or topics are covered in overviews of American government and politics, they end up in the civil rights chapter, study finds.

A Pentagon Olive Branch to Academe

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Defense secretary discusses plans for new university consortia and grants -- largely in social sciences -- for non-classified research, and pledges no political restrictions.

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