Social Sciences / Education

UCF professor’s e-mail accuses students of bigotry

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A professor sent a mass e-mail to all of the students in his course when some of them argued that Christianity is a superior religion. Was he right to do so?

Survey finds that social psychologists admit to anti-conservative bias

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Survey finds healthy minorities of social psychologists admit that they would be more likely to reject a journal submission or a job candidate because of conservative politics.

Adjunct loses courses after going public about threats she received

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Instructor raised concern about separation of church and state at a public university. The day she went public with the threatening e-mails she received, her courses for the fall disappeared.

Harvard kills courses by controversial summer school instructor

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Harvard faculty decides that a controversial economist's statements about Muslims were so offensive that his normal summer school courses should be eliminated.

Penn State investigates professor over behavior on flight

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Penn State investigates faculty member whose behavior, recorded on an international flight, circulates and attracts ridicule. She had two undergraduates with her.

Scholarly associations file briefs in Supreme Court cases on gay marriage

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Associations representing historians, psychologists and sociologists -- based on research in their disciplines -- urge Supreme Court to recognize gay and lesbian marriage rights.

Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Alma College

  • Marcus Richter, library science

Cabrini College

  • Caroline Nielsen, biology
  • Melinda Harrison, chemistry

Clarkson

Essay on staying healthy on a crowded campus

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Eszter Hargittai shares tips, realizing that academics can't isolate themselves from people, some of whom will be sneezing and coughing.

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UNC board kills 3 centers amid criticism that the action violates academic freedom

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Vote follows vocal protests and sets off more opposition. Head of poverty research center, one of the targets, announces that he has raised private money to continue work -- and dares board to try to stop him.

Oxford professor questions LSU professor's self-citations

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Oxford professor questions LSU scholar's articles -- published in a journal he edited.

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