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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Magical Thinking vs. Sociological Reasoning
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer A student of a colleague had failed a course after rarely attending and not completing several assignments. The ones he did complete were poorly done; he did not see the instructor in office hours despite repeated invitations...
Why is the World so Screwed Up?
Thursday, March 19, 2015
By Peter Kaufman The title of this post may seem like a rhetorical question but I am actually quite earnest in asking it. Each day, we hear about countless instances of greed, hatred, violence, and destruction, and all of the...
Debates Surrounding Gentrification
Monday, March 16, 2015
By Teresa Irene Gonzales Recently a friend asked me if gentrification is ever a good thing. The question arose from a conversation regarding the ongoing gentrification of the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago; a place where I grew up and where...
Telephone Etiquette and Social Change
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer In the second grade, I remember seeing a film in school about how to appropriately answer the telephone. This was way before cell phones came on the market and the phone we learned to answer was presumably...