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  • As a metaphor, the cartoon character Popeye provides perhaps rather surprising insight into how underrepresented students can experience college, writes Denise Anthony, Vice Provost of Academic Initiatives and Professor of Sociology. Read the full story.

  • A new study by Assistant Professor of Sociology Jason Houle and two co-authors confirms reports that there’s a student-loan gap between black and white young adults, reports Inside Higher Ed.

    “The study, published in the journal Race and Social Problems, finds that black young adults have 68.2 percent more student loan debt, on average, than do white young adults,” writes Inside Higher Ed.

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  • Nancy Bloomfield '99, a Sociology major, received the Ongoing Commitment Award for 2016.  This award is one of the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards. These Awards, co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, William Jewett Tucker Center, Dartmouth Center for Service, and Geisel School of Medicine, were established to recognize members of the Dartmouth community including alumni/ae, current and former faculty,...

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  • While social-media posts are publicly expressive, engaging in conversation with other users, data from search engines can signal latent attitudes, according to Joe DiGrazia, a Neukom fellow, based in the Sociology Department whose research focuses on computational methodologies in the social sciences. Instead of answering a question from a pollster, entering a search on a site like Google or Bing is honest and immediate — your search history doesn’t lie.  Read the full story...

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  • The seven faculty members who will serve as house professors talk about their new roles; among them is Sociology professor Kathryn Lively.  Watch the video here.

  • Dr. Kwan conducts research on how social trauma and violent histories are transmitted from one generation to the next, thereby producing refugee subjectivities that circulate around transgenerational trauma. In her study of Cambodian American refugees, she has found that despite almost 40 years since the fall of the Khmer Rouge, the older generation continues to experience acute mental health issues, which have ultimately affected intergenerational family relationships and dynamics.

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  • With co-author Lawrence Berger, Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Assistant Professor Jason Houle reports on a relationship between different kinds of debt and the socioemotional development of the children in the family.  Read the original article in the journal Pediatrics here and some subsequent coverage in U.S. News and World...

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  • This exchange is Dartmouth's only off-campus program in any Scandinavian country.  For details about why this is a great opportunity to consider and what it is that makes this so special, please click here.

  • Greg Hulbert '86

    I took my Dartmouth Sociology Degree to a large commercial general contracting firm who said I wasn't qualified due a lack of a degree in construction management and replied, "I learned how to read, write, and think and if you hire me I will prove I can do the job."  They hired me. I spent 12 years in construction management and then switched to sales and business development for that industry.  In my continued pursuit to try new things I worked at a real estate...

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  • Robbie Ashe '97

    I'm a practicing attorney in Atlanta.  I've been active in Atlanta politics and civic activities since graduating from Dartmouth, most recently as the Chair of the Board of Atlanta's mass transit system (MARTA).

    I use lessons from my Dartmouth sociology classes regularly, particularly related to mass communications and influencing political structures.

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