Social Sciences / Education

McGraw-Hill Education withdraws textbook with maps viewed as anti-Israel

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McGraw-Hill Education, after being told maps in a political science textbook were anti-Israel, withdraws the volume and eliminates all copies.

Colleges award tenure

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

Bowdoin College

  • Margaret Boyle, romance languages and literatures
  • Judith Casselberry, Africana studies
  • Crystal Hall, digital and computational studies
  • David Hecht, history
  • Abigail Killeen, theater and dance
  • Jeffrey Selinger, government and legal studies
  • Yao Tang, economics

Cabrini College

Study identifies challenges on political science faculty job market

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More ABDs are starting full job searches, and fewer of those in the expanded pool are landing faculty positions, study finds.

Wheaton of Illinois moves to fire professor who wore hijab

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Illinois college acts in response to her statements that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

New study finds that women who are not considered attractive receive lower grades

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Study finds that attractive female students earn higher grades than unattractive female students do. For male students, looks don't seem to matter.

New paper argues for a bigger focus on the human elements that can make or break team interdisciplinary science

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New paper argues for a bigger focus on the social factors that can make or break interdisciplinary teams in the social, national and computational sciences.

An academic faces online criticism after blog post about Indonesian-U.S. relations

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Swiss academic based in Britain finds himself under attack over blog post about meeting between Indonesian and U.S. presidents.

Author discusses stone soup college social experiment

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It wasn't the Stanford Prison Experiment, but a research project at U of California San Diego quickly created two student societies and plenty of conflict to analyze.

Why scholars in Britain hired a comedian to help the public engage with their research

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For public engagement with scholars, of course. And researchers have employed a comedian to help them reach out to a wider public.

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