Social Sciences / Education

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.

Colleges award tenure

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

Bemidji State University

  • Heidi Hansen, mathematics
  • Marci Maple, nursing
  • Michael Murray, economics
  • Sheila Paul, nursing
  • Roxanne Pickle, health sciences and human ecology
  • Sarah Tarutis, nursing

Canisius College

Instructor says Gannon U demanded his resignation after 'Newsweek' wrote about his work in Iraq

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Former instructor says Gannon U demanded he quit after Newsweek wrote about his role as interrogation expert in Iraq.

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