Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate.

Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2014 5:10 PMAre Unemployed Professors Writing Student Papers for Employed Professors?
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2014 3:19 PMNeighborhood Group Fears “Transient Academics.” Time to Pay Them a Living Wage.
Education
Jan. 30 2014 11:00 PMSolve the Adjunct Crisis by Hitting Colleges Where It HurtsTheir U.S. News Rankings
Education
Jan. 22 2014 1:48 PMPostdocs for JocksThe latest UNC scandal reminds us that schools don’t care about whether their athletes can read. I’ve got the solution.
Education
Jan. 15 2014 3:55 PMDown 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.
Education
Jan. 7 2014 3:04 PMAlas, Poor ShakespeareYet another conservative commentator is decrying English departments falling to “victimhood” studies. Too bad it’s not true.
Education
Jan. 3 2014 8:08 AMCan the Rabble-Rousers at the Shadow MLA Conference Actually Change the Higher Ed World?
Education
Dec. 18 2013 11:50 AMThinning the Ph.D. HerdHow to ease the miseries of grad school? Make sure there are fewer grad students.
Education
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.
Education
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
Culturebox
April 5 2013 7:10 AMThesis HatementGetting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor.
Education
Feb. 10 2014 12:36 PMOnly One American University Is Hiring More Full-Time Faculty and Shrinking Pricey Administration Jobs
Education
Feb. 3 2014 11:38 AMNasty and BrutishA scandal in Colorado reveals that bullying bros still plague university philosophy departments.
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2014 10:47 AMWhat the Kafka Video Game Should Really Be Like
Brow Beat
Jan. 15 2014 5:49 PMEven Ph.D.s Who Got “Full Funding” Have Huge Amounts of Debt
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2014 11:31 AMThe Real Reason That Casual Sex Ad from the MLA Conference Was Terrifying
Books
Jan. 7 2014 2:36 PMThe Ghosts of Kafka PresentTwo new books attempt to capture the gaunt specter of modernism—and make him talk.
Education
Dec. 23 2013 12:30 PMThe Brave New World of Academic CensorshipIf you’re a professor in Kansas, better stay off the Internet.
Brow Beat
Dec. 13 2013 5:09 PMAre Graduate Students at Private Schools “Employees”?
Education
Dec. 5 2013 10:21 AMA California College Just Fired This Adjunct Midsemester. Why? They Don’t Have to Tell Him, or Anyone.
Education
Nov. 26 2013 5:26 PMA Ghost Town With a QuadIs that the future of the American university?
Education
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
Culturebox
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.
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