Needs ImprovementStudent evaluations of professors aren’t just biased and absurd—they don’t even work.
The Sad Demise of Collegiate FunThe helicopter generation has gone to university, and campus has never been more boring.
“Doctor”? “Instructor”? “Professor Staff”? College Students Don’t Know What to Call Teachers Anymore.
Title NeinNorthwestern University found that a star professor violated the sexual harassment code in his treatment of a student. Why is he still teaching?
Postdocs for JocksThe latest UNC scandal reminds us that schools don’t care about whether their athletes can read. I’ve got the solution.
Down With the Internet Review Board!How would you like it if a bunch of online randos could get you fired? That’s life for professors.
Alas, Poor ShakespeareYet another conservative commentator is decrying English departments falling to “victimhood” studies. Too bad it’s not true.
Don’t Extinguish the FulbrightIt’s not a fancy-pants study-abroad program for spoiled children—it’s crucial diplomacy at a bargain.
The Tenure Take-BackThe response to a professor who lost her job offer when she tried to negotiate reveals the skewed priorities of academia.
Only One American University Is Hiring More Full-Time Faculty and Shrinking Pricey Administration Jobs
Nasty and BrutishA scandal in Colorado reveals that bullying bros still plague university philosophy departments.
The Ghosts of Kafka PresentTwo new books attempt to capture the gaunt specter of modernism—and make him talk.
Judge Denies Legal Personhood to Chimps—for Now LGBTQ cases show that rights are not defined by who exercised them in the past.
Donald Trump Said It’s “Disgusting” to Pump Milk in Front of Colleagues. So We Found A Lady Who Did.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Aisha Harris rounds up some shocking, informative, and hilarious reads.
What Happens When We Get It Wrong? Slate’s Corrections Czar Talks About Our Policy on Errors and Typos.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Single Is More Restrained Than “I Really Like You,” and Just as Catchy
New York Needs Coyotes Coyotes may be wily, even virtually invisible, but they’re changing our cities.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?