Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate.

Brow Beat
July 14 2014 11:16 AMWhy Did This Famous Marxist Philosopher Plagiarize a White Supremacist Magazine?
Brow Beat
June 26 2014 9:02 AMDear U.S. Dept. of Education, Here’s How to Use Memes Without Offending Everyone
Brow Beat
June 16 2014 1:13 PMThe Clever Stunt Four Professors Just Pulled to Expose the Outrageous Pay Gap in Academia
Education
June 6 2014 10:36 AMBard’s Better Admissions ApplicationForget the Common App. Write four good essays for Bard College and you’re in.
Education
May 29 2014 3:25 PMThe Study-Abroad ScamToo many programs take your money but give you little in return— or enrich your skimming university. Here’s how to choose the right one.
Education
May 21 2014 3:28 PMFree to Be a JerkAcademic freedom means no professor’s career should suffer because of political beliefs—even if they’re obnoxious.
Brow Beat
May 13 2014 9:07 AMWill Banning Frats Cut Down on Assault and Destructive Partying?
Education
May 5 2014 2:07 PMDeskside MannerReal doctors now focus on empathy as well as diagnosis. Should Ph.D.s, too?
Education
April 24 2014 8:19 AMNeeds ImprovementStudent evaluations of professors aren’t just biased and absurd—they don’t even work.
Education
April 15 2014 11:52 PMThe Sad Demise of Collegiate FunThe helicopter generation has gone to university, and campus has never been more boring.
Brow Beat
April 8 2014 8:16 AMThe Great Grad-School Experiment in Utopian Socialism
Brow Beat
March 24 2014 9:16 AMWatch a New Web Series That's Like Awkward Black Girl for Academics
Education
March 13 2014 7:27 AM“Doctor”? “Instructor”? “Professor Staff”? College Students Don’t Know What to Call Teachers Anymore.
Education
March 7 2014 8:15 AMPowerPointlessDigital slideshows are the scourge of higher education.
Education
Feb. 23 2014 11:44 PMTitle NeinNorthwestern University found that a star professor violated the sexual harassment code in his treatment of a student. Why is he still teaching?
Education
July 6 2014 11:45 PMHands Off Your Grad Students!Yes, you’re consenting adults. But you’re harming your department, your discipline, and mentors everywhere.
Education
June 25 2014 2:27 PM“Do You Have a Plan to Harm Yourself or Anyone Else?”A professor confronts a disturbing student.
Education
June 15 2014 7:45 PMIn Defense of Laptops in the ClassroomSure, that student may be on Facebook instead of listening to the lecture. But he’s in college—let him make his own mistakes.
Brow Beat
June 2 2014 3:12 PMThis Superstar Professor Calls Students “Boring Idiots” and People Worship Him. Enough Already.
Education
May 28 2014 12:07 PMBring On the SledgehammerPresident Obama’s college ratings plan is widely hated by the higher-ed status quo. That’s why it’s so promising.
Education
May 14 2014 11:57 AMConfessions of a Grade InflatorBetween the grubbing and the blubbering, grading fairly is just not worth the fight.
Education
May 12 2014 9:30 AMSave Our StacksIt’s not about the books. It’s about the books representing the last place on campus where intellectual contemplation thrives.
Brow Beat
April 30 2014 3:57 PMFinally, a Website That Uses Math to Make Your Difficult Decisions For You
Future Tense
April 16 2014 7:44 AMWill Digital Humanities #Disrupt the University?First I have to figure out what it is.
Brow Beat
April 14 2014 4:08 PMHow a “Failed Intellectual” Became One of the Internet’s Favorite Nihilists
Education
March 26 2014 10:59 AMDon’t Extinguish the FulbrightIt’s not a fancy-pants study-abroad program for spoiled children—it’s crucial diplomacy at a bargain.
Education
March 18 2014 11:29 AMThe Tenure Take-BackThe response to a professor who lost her job offer when she tried to negotiate reveals the skewed priorities of academia.
Brow Beat
March 10 2014 3:08 PMHeidegger’s Hitler Problem Is Worse Than We Thought
Brow Beat
Feb. 24 2014 2:03 PMThis Crazy Supermarket Commercial Provides a Window Into German Culture
Education
Feb. 19 2014 11:14 AMThe Flipped ClassroomA disruptive revolution in pedagogy, or yet another educational fad?

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