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Juliet SchorJuliet Schor's opinion piece on the exploitation of nail salon employees, Put the Onus on the Free Market Architects, was published in the New York Times.
New CoresNext fall BC will introduce the new core course concept, in which faculty members from two different departments and disciplines will co-teach freshmen courses on important issues. See the videos for SOCY150101 Global Implications of Climate Change and SOCY150301 Understanding Race, Gender and Violence.

Adam SaltsmanAdam Saltsman won the GSAS Donald and Helene White Prize for the Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Social Sciences. More information on his dissertation can be found in our Recent Graduates section.

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SocialEyes cover

SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2015.


Patricia Leavy

Patricia Leavy

Ph.D. alumna Patricia Leavy has received the the 2015 Special Career Award from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. She is the youngest person to receive this award. Other scholars who have received it include Harry Wolcott and Bob Stake.

Autumn Green

Autumn Green

Ph.D. alumna Autumn Green Green received a $495,000 grant from the US Dept. of Education FIPSE program for the Center for Residential Student Parent Programs, which she founded last year and is now directing at Endicott. She also recently presented at Aspen Institute’s Ascent ThinkXChange (see 1:26-2:47).