COVER- Sofka's support: Students stand by their man
<P>While some of Jim Sofka's former female students have accused him, anonymously, of inappropriate behavior, the mood on Grounds seems hardly judgmental.
<P><B><img src="/images/issues/2005/0418/cover-golub.jpg"> <BR>Erin Golub
<P></B>"I want to have him for a class. People say he's a really good professor, and he teaches really well."
<P><B><img src="/images/issues/2005/0418/cover-kehlenbeck.jpg"> <BR>David Kehlenbeck
<P></B>"I haven't really followed it that closely, so I don't have thoughts on it one way or the other."
<P><B><img src="/images/issues/2005/0418/cover-willey.jpg"> <br>Josh Willey
<P></B>"Friendship with a professor is okay, but there's a line. I really have no idea if he crossed it."<B>
<P><img src="/images/issues/2005/0418/cover-schad.jpg"> <br>Alex Schad
<P></B>"I think he should get a hearing."
<P><B><img src="/images/issues/2005/0418/cover-spavins.jpg"> <br>Lizzie Spavins
<P>Second year, Echols scholar
<P></B>"I've never heard of anyone who had a bad experience with him."
<P><B><img src="/images/issues/2005/0418/cover-kim.jpg"> <br></B><B>Meereena Kim
<P>Third year, onetime Echols Scholar, now in the Commerce School
<P></B>"I think he's a very wonderful professor. I really wanted to send him a card that said, 'I believe in you.' I hope everything works out for him career-wise and in what he thinks of himself. When you put someone down like this, the self-doubt can be devastating."