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Studying Social Stratification

In Research, Students on November 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

By Xi Chen, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Suzanne Hudd, Professor of Sociology

In a semester where “the 99%” are occupying Wall Street, and where the cover of Time magazine this week asks whether one can “still move up in America,” students in Social Stratification (SO 244) are heading into the community to explore these issues first hand. In Social Stratification, students study the ways in which race, class and gender affect our life chances-our opportunities and ability to improve our quality of life. Professors Xi Chen and Sue Hudd believe that one way to deepen students’ understanding of the impact of stratification is to provide them with a brief community service experience that connects their classroom learning to the lives of real people.

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Mission Critical?

In Campus, Teaching on November 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm

By David Valone, Professor of History

As the College of Arts and Sciences engages in the process re-drafting our mission statement, it is perhaps a good opportunity to consider a bit more widely how we got where we are, and where we might be heading.

What is our current Mission Statement? That question is a bit more complicated that one might think.

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Debate in Nicaragua

In Faculty, Research on November 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

By Sean Duffy, Associate Professor of Political Science

Late in October, I attended a debate among candidates for deputy to the National Assembly, in the Department of León. Nicaragua’s national assembly is composed of 92 deputies, 70 of whom are elected through a proportional representation (party list) electoral system in the several departments of Nicaragua. Party list systems generally work where voters in a constituency vote for their preferred party, and seats are allocated from the party lists (starting at the ‘top’ and working down) according to the proportion of the vote received by each party.

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Novel Creations

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Sociology Professor’s Passion for Fiction

Suzanne Palmieri has been teaching sociology to Quinnipiac students for the past ten years, first as an adjunct and now as a visiting instructor in the Department of Sociology. In addition to sharing her love of the study of society with students, Suzanne is also a novelist. Recently Publishers Marketplace announced book deals for several works authored or co-authored by Suzanne.

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