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(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...

Aging, Living, and Dying
Monday, November 17, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer As a college professor, my students are almost always the same age—with a few outliers—but I continue to get older, which occasionally becomes more salient. Recently we screened the documentary The Central Park Five in our department,...

Social and Cultural Capital at School
Friday, November 14, 2014
By Sally Raskoff Have you ever thought about how your social relationships at school (and elsewhere) might help you in the future? Social capital, conceptualized by sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, includes economic resources that one gains from being part of a...

A Socioanalysis of President Barack Obama
Friday, November 07, 2014
By Peter Kaufman I am writing this post on the eve of the 2014 midterm elections, so I don’t know who the winners and losers will be. However, I do know one thing for sure: President Obama is not held...