‘The End of The ‘Meritocracy’: The End of the ‘Merit’ Sociology Major Job?

The "Meritocracy" is over.This week, the University of Iowa hired two sociology professors to serve as its new head of graduate studies.It is one of the largest hires in the history of the department, which in 2014 became the first university in the nation to hire a white woman to its graduate school.But the hiring was met with backlash.Many critics, including students, were unhappy with the decis...