Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate.

Brow Beat
Dec. 13 2013 5:09 PMAre Graduate Students at Private Schools “Employees”?
Dec. 5 2013 10:21 AMA California College Just Fired This Adjunct Midsemester. Why? They Don’t Have to Tell Him, or Anyone.
Nov. 26 2013 5:26 PMA Ghost Town With a QuadIs that the future of the American university?
Nov. 4 2013 3:23 PMBuyer Beware the Bargain-Basement B.A.!Those $10,000 degrees and “competency-based” models are not the solution.
Brow Beat
Oct. 14 2013 3:33 PMDon’t Let Jonathan Franzen Put You Off of Karl Kraus and His Brilliant Viennese Contemporaries
June 13 2013 9:35 AMMy Summer of Before SunriseI traveled across Europe looking for my own Ethan Hawke. Turned out I was no Julie Delpy.
Dec. 13 2013 11:12 AMThe End of the College EssayAn essay.
Brow Beat
Dec. 2 2013 12:26 PMTrader Joe Has a Brother. He’s Even Better.
Nov. 19 2013 11:43 AMThe King of MOOCs Abdicates the ThroneSebastian Thrun and Udacity’s “pivot” toward corporate training.
Brow Beat
Oct. 24 2013 12:03 PM“I Quit Academia,” an Important, Growing Subgenre of American Essays
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2013 4:39 PMRussian Gunfight Just Latest Instance of Kant Driving People Crazy
April 5 2013 7:10 AMThesis HatementGetting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor.



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.