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School of Social Sciences celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month20th September 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast is proud to present a series of conversations illuminating the Latinx experience in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM). Designated in 1968, the observation runs from Sept. 15—the independence day for a number of Latin American countries—to Oct. 15 to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of …

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Gregory Kordsmeier selected editor of TRAILS, leading sociology resource20th June 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Congratulations to Gregory Kordsmeier, assistant professor of sociology! Kordsmeier has been selected as the new editor of TRAILS, an innovative online peer-reviewed library of high-quality teaching resources, including syllabi, class activities, assignments, lectures, and more. TRAILS is produced by the American Sociological Association (ASA), the national organization for sociologists with more …

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Social Sciences Forum weighs plight of undocumented children23rd October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In 2012, an executive order of then-President Obama delayed immigration enforcement for undocumented minors. Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order, children of undocumented immigrants who met certain requirements were not immediately deported. A two-year buffer was created that allowed them to stay in the country, attend school …

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