Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate.

Jan. 3 2014 8:08 AMCan the Rabble-Rousers at the Shadow MLA Conference Actually Change the Higher Ed World?
Dec. 18 2013 11:50 AMThinning the Ph.D. HerdHow to ease the miseries of grad school? Make sure there are fewer grad students.
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.
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”?
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.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.