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ASA Voting Members Send Clear Message of Support

With a solid turnout of over 2,300 for a special referendum held in October, ASA voting members supported both resolutions recommended by ASA Council. The first action addressed a change in the ASA dues structure to make dues more affordable and to facilitate a more dynamic publications program. Better than 90 percent of voting members supported this change. The second action item concerned the reestablishment of a restructured Committee on Committees (COC) to provide, as Council saw it, more member participation in the governance of the Association in improved form. This resolution too received overwhelming support—better than 92 percent of the voting members.

Journals Required of All Members at Low Price The modification to the dues structure goes into effect in 2002 for all renewing and new members. The key features of the change are as follows:

• All ASA members must subscribe to at least one journal.

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On October 29, the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) held its annual meeting as a substantive conference on "The Contributions of the Social and Behavioral Science." Attended by approximately 85 representatives of COSSA members and affiliates, the meeting was marked by substance and celebration. The American Sociological Association (ASA) is a founding member of COSSA and sits on its Executive Committee and Board.

  National Science Foundation Awards Post 9/11 Attack Grants

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a total of 13 Small Grants for Exploratory Research to engineering and social science researchers to conduct post-disaster assessments at the terrorist attack sites and to study human and social behavior responses to the terrorist attacks of September 11. Of the 13 grants, five awards went to sociologists.

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