In a properly functioning democracy, what is supposed to come first, a voter’s beliefs about what kinds of government policies would be best for oneself, or for the nation, or for one’s party? Howard Lavine, Associate Dean of the Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science and Psychology, elaborates in this article.
Professor Joachim Savelsberg (Sociology) has received two awards from the Society for the Study of Social Problems: The 2019 Lee Founders Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes "devotion to the ideas of the founders of this Society, and especially to the humanistic tradition of sociology," as well as the 2019 Bi-annual Lifetime Achievement Award, Division of Crime & Juvenile Delinquency.
The State of the College is a time to acknowledge some of our successes, challenges, and opportunities as a college. It’s our chance to discuss some of our aims for the year ahead and take a look at where we’ve been the past year.
Sean Connaughty, a lecturer of drawing and painting in the Department of Art, is known by many as Lake Hiawatha’s personal caretaker. Find out how this caretaker uses the power of art to call attention to the lake's trash problem.
When it comes to income and poverty, employment and jobless rates, homeownership, and education, Minnesota is plagued by racial disparities. Doug Hartmann, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology explains how Minnesotans are perpetuating racial inequality in this article.