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Police Misconduct as a Social Problem
Monday, December 15, 2014
By Sally Raskoff Are you angry about the legal system’s decisions about the cases in which have police killed unarmed black boys or men? Or are you angry that people are angry about that? It is not clear whether the...

(Someone Else’s) Home for the Holidays: The Difficulty of Defining the Situation
Monday, December 08, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer As I recently blogged about, necessity led me to stay at a room in someone’s home I found on a peer-to-peer travel website. I had never done so before, and considered the experience a sort of brief...

The Social Nature of Personal Choices
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
By Peter Kaufman Did you know that you could do more to reverse climate change by becoming a vegetarian than by driving a hybrid car such as a Prius? Apparently, it’s true. According to researchers at the University of Chicago,...

(Someone Else’s) Home for the Holidays
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer I just booked my first reservation through Airbnb.com, the site where you can reserve a room in a guest house or private home. This wasn’t my first choice; after finding that most reasonably-priced hotel rooms were booked,...

Community Engagement: Who is Best Served by Service Learning?
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Teresa Irene Gonzales Community-engagement. This is a term that is used quite a bit amongst college and university presidents, administrators, faculty, staff, and students in thinking about ways that colleges and universities can bridge the town-gown divide between university...