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You’ve Graduated! Now What?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Peter Kaufman In the beginning of the spring semester, I asked students in my senior seminar class to write down one word that describes how they are feeling about graduating and then to share those words with the class....

A Super Sweet Quince Economy
Monday, May 18, 2015
By Teresa Irene Gonzales Growing up in Chicago, there were parts of the city that we’d go to to buy certain products. If we needed shoes or clothing, we’d walk or take the bus over to Maxwell Street to shop...

Probability vs. Certainty
Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer In a recent class discussion, we talked about the connection between children who have parents who are incarcerated and the likelihood of future incarceration for those children. One student had trouble understanding how all kids in this...

Surrogacy: An International Birth Market
Friday, May 08, 2015
By Sally Raskoff News about the terrible earthquake in Nepal drew attention to the practice of Israeli citizens using Indian surrogates who give birth to their babies in Nepal. The newborns have been sent home with their Israeli parents, yet...

How Can Sociology Help Explain the Civil Unrest in Baltimore?
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer On our last day of class for the spring semester, I asked my classes this question, in order to apply what they learned during the semester to help understand the civil unrest in Baltimore in late April....