The Oberlin Review

Sociology Undergraduates Present at Symposium

Jenna Gyimesi, News Editor

April 12, 2019

Oberlin is welcoming over 30 students from across the region to present and discuss their sociology research at the sixth annual Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Sociology Symposium on April 13. Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Sociology and Comparative American Studies Daphne John, who was instrumental in coordinating the symposium, emphasized that this event is unique in its emphasis on undergraduate research and in its diversity of presenters. “Undergraduates are spotlighted and it’s one of the few academic conferences like that in sociology and particularly in [Northeast Ohio],” she said. Undergraduates will be presenting with posters, roundtable discussions, or independent presentations in the Science...

Off the Cuff: Marta Tienda, sociologist and professor, and Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow at the Century Foundation

William Passannante, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

A very important Supreme Court ruling is coming up in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. How do you think the Supreme Court will rule in this case, how do you hope it rules and why? Tienda: I am not optimistic about the decision upholding the Grutter decision [in which the Court upheld the affirmative action policy of University of Michigan Law School]. Justice Kagan has to recuse herself, so that means 4–4, [giving] Kennedy the swing.  If he does swing in the direction of keeping the Grutter intact, then it’ll remain because it would be 4–4. There’s nobody to break the deadlock in that case. … If they keep it all, they could either overturn it, which is probably the greater likely outcome, but one nev...

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