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The King of MOOCs Abdicates the ThroneSebastian Thrun and Udacity’s “pivot” toward corporate training.
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
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The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
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Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
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Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
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Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
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How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
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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.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
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Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.