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When Words Lose Meaning
Thursday, January 19, 2017
By Karen Sternheimer We use a number of expressions with one another that serve as shortcuts. Some are as basic as “hello” and “how are you?” Others are seasonal or situational, like, “Happy New Year,” “have a good weekend,” or...

Sociology, Science, and Fake News
Monday, January 16, 2017
By Jonathan Wynn Little gets me more riled up than the proliferation of fake news in an age where we can get quality information with ease. It just gets my goat. My nearly perfect mother-in-law forwarded an email to me...

Cyber Crime
Thursday, January 12, 2017
By Sally Raskoff We’ve been hearing a lot about “cyber” crime lately. Are cyber crimes increasing? What is the impact of cyber crime on society? If we have a phone, most of us get those annoying phone calls, most of...

Sociology and the Culture of Sex on Campus
Monday, January 09, 2017
By Lisa Wade Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College When new students move into their residence halls to start their first year of college, they become a part of an institution. In many ways, it is a “total institution” in...

Main Points: What I Want My Students to Learn
Monday, December 26, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer I start every class by posting a list of key points I want students to learn that day. We often start by recalling the main points from the previous class, so that students can understand the continuity...