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A Sociological Guide for Succeeding in College
Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Peter Kaufman This fall, over twenty million students are enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States. Although many of these students will not major in sociology or even take a sociology course, they can still use some...

Ebola and the Construction of Fear
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer No doubt you have heard about the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which received heightened attention in the news after three Americans working as missionaries in Liberia contracted the virus. The first two, diagnosed in mid-August,...

Gender and Sexual Assaults on Campus
Thursday, September 11, 2014
By Sally Raskoff As we go back to school, there has been a lot of talk about preventing sexual assault on campus. This is not a new problem. In fact, I wrote a blog about rape and sexual assault two...

What is “Affordable” Housing?
Monday, September 08, 2014
By Teresa Irene Gonzales On July 21, 2014 Inae Oh published an article at the Huffington Post that discussed the New York City Council approved development of a condominium high-rise at 40 Riverside Boulevard on the Upper West Side of...

The Unintended Manhattan Project Experiment
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer Moving to a new place is always a challenge…but what about a place that is new to everybody? During World War II, an interesting—an unintended—sociological experiment took place when a few communities were built from scratch during...