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
The Slatest Week in Pictures A pilgrimage in Nepal, elections in Athens, war in Syria, fashion in Paris, and trash heaps in China.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
Katy Perry Is the Singing, Dancing "Cool Girl," and She's a Perfect Fit for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
The Gynandromorphs A phenomenon observed in insects, crustaceans, and birds results in animals that are both female and male.
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.