PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM
While some of Jim Sofka's former female students have accused him, anonymously, of inappropriate behavior, the mood on Grounds seems hardly judgmental.
"I want to have him for a class. People say he's a really good professor, and he teaches really well."
"I haven't really followed it that closely, so I don't have thoughts on it one way or the other."
"Friendship with a professor is okay, but there's a line. I really have no idea if he crossed it."
"I think he should get a hearing."
Second year, Echols scholar
"I've never heard of anyone who had a bad experience with him."
Third year, onetime Echols Scholar, now in the Commerce School
"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."