Vol 21, No. 6 June/July 2008

Observer Article

Endowment “Hoarding” Draws Congressional Ire

Among universities, too, the very rich are different from the rest. They have bigger endowments. This has inspired Congress to wonder why tuition keeps rising above the rate of inflation […]... More>


Observer Article

Behavioral Science and National Security

In a rare joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the Science and Technology Committee, behavioral and social science got top billing. On April 28, 2008, the chair […]... More>


Observation

An SEP Hat Trick: Three from APS Win Annual Awards

The prestigious Society for Experimental Psychologists (SEP) gave its 2008 recent research and lifetime achievement awards to two APS Past Presidents and its Early Career award to a rising star […]... More>


Observation

Primed For Ripeness

There was a time when the world was full of women named Daisy and Iris and Lily and Rose. Naming daughters after nature’s blooms was considered a high compliment, a […]... More>


Teaching Tips

Using Office Hours Effectively

Ah, office hours. Some faculty actually enjoy holding them while others practically have to be forced to. Where you fall in this spectrum can be noted by your own reaction […]... More>