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.
Thinning the Ph.D. HerdHow to ease the miseries of grad school? Make sure there are fewer grad students.
The King of MOOCs Abdicates the ThroneSebastian Thrun and Udacity’s “pivot” toward corporate training.
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.
The Brave New World of Academic CensorshipIf you’re a professor in Kansas, better stay off the Internet.
A California College Just Fired This Adjunct Midsemester. Why? They Don’t Have to Tell Him, or Anyone.
Buyer Beware the Bargain-Basement B.A.!Those $10,000 degrees and “competency-based” models are not the solution.
Don’t Let Jonathan Franzen Put You Off of Karl Kraus and His Brilliant Viennese Contemporaries
Battered and Blue Police departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Eventually His magic sleigh journey is highly inefficient. So we made him a better itinerary.
How Creative Is Your Computer? The Lovelace test is a better measure of artificial intelligence than the Turing test.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.