Rebecca Schuman
Rebecca Schuman Rebecca Schuman

Rebecca Schuman is a columnist for Slate and the author of Schadenfreude, A Love Story and Kafka and Wittgenstein. She lives in St. Louis.

Family
May 3 2016 2:31 PMHow to Win Every Argument With Your Kids ForeverThe answer can be found in game theory, according to a new book.
Doublex
April 18 2016 9:01 AMThere’s No Good Reason for an “Independent Study”And if your professor suggests one, run the other way. 
Education
March 31 2016 10:54 AMAcademia’s Daddy IssuesInside the bizarre dynamic between grad students and their supervisors.
Education
March 1 2016 9:30 AMA College Degree for $1,000?According to a new startup, that’s the true cost of a college education.
Education
Feb. 11 2016 10:17 AMTenure Protects NothingAnd Bunnygate proves it.
Doublex
Jan. 19 2016 12:52 PMBrandeis Students Are Lobbying to Get Their Professor on the Tenure TrackIt should work. Here’s why it likely won’t.
Family
Dec. 17 2015 9:45 AMNo, Busybody Strangers of the World, My Baby Is Not ColdWinter is prime time for a certain brand of parental concern-trolling.
Education
Dec. 9 2015 3:54 PMThe Humiliating Nightmare of Academic-Conference SeasonThis is why every academic you know is so depressed over the holidays. 
Education
Nov. 3 2015 11:10 AMIs This the Worst Free-Market Higher-Ed Idea Ever?It doesn’t work in the construction business, and it won’t work in academia, either.
Education
Oct. 21 2015 10:47 AMProfessors Shouldn’t Teach to Younger Versions of ThemselvesToo many academics focus on ideal students rather than real ones.
Doublex
Sept. 22 2015 11:53 AMMarvin Sharp Was My Gymnastics CoachI’m shocked at the allegations that may have driven him to commit suicide—but I’m not surprised.
Family
Sept. 2 2015 3:05 PM“Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.”Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.
Education
Aug. 4 2015 11:44 AM“A Kind of Grad-Student Gaslighting”Karen Kelsky has made navigating the brutal academic job market her business.
Family
July 25 2015 12:34 PMI Am Terrified of Taking My Child Literally AnywhereWhat if my bad parenting choices go viral?
Education
July 15 2015 2:41 PMThat “Volunteer Professor” AdWhat a sweet program for Mormon retirees tells us about the state of the adjunct universe.
Brow Beat
May 3 2016 8:02 AMThe Mindy Project’s Idea of New Parenthood Is Exactly What Being a New Parent Is Not Like
Brow Beat
April 13 2016 3:37 PM“99 Luftballons” Singer Nena Is Back With a New Single, and Germans Are Going Bananas
Education
March 21 2016 11:12 AMThe End of Research in WisconsinUW–Madison spent $9 million to keep top faculty from being poached, but the damage has been done.
Education
Feb. 18 2016 5:33 AMI Tried to Kill the College EssayAnd now professors are using my jeremiad as a teaching tool.
Education
Jan. 28 2016 5:10 PMSave the Bunnies!How college administrators can curb attrition, save money—and, oh yes, help students.
Doublex
Jan. 7 2016 3:45 PMRadical Self-CareMeet the feminist academics who love K-beauty.
Brow Beat
Dec. 16 2015 8:02 AMThis Ridiculous German Ad Saying You Can Take a Horse on the Subway Is the Best PSA Ever
Education
Dec. 2 2015 2:28 PMSlate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus
Education
Oct. 27 2015 11:40 AMIt’s Not About Yik YakThe app enables bullying and hate speech on campus. But the bigger problem is college students who don’t want to be in college.
Education
Oct. 13 2015 3:53 PMThe Single Most Important Question on Any College Campus TourThe Obamas haven’t yet had the chance to ask it.
Education
Sept. 4 2015 10:58 AM“I Wanted to Give Them Something to Hide Behind”Finally, a magazine just for adjunct professors.
Family
Aug. 26 2015 5:50 AMBaby BirdHow wrong am I to flip off my sleeping infant? A philosophical inquiry.
The Slatest
July 31 2015 7:00 AMDid a Building Kill Four Professors at a New Orleans College?
Education
July 22 2015 11:34 AM“We Don’t Want Students 2 Waste Their $”A professor tried to warn incoming freshmen about the gutting of their education. It didn’t go well.
Education
July 8 2015 10:45 AMBoth Sides NowHigher education needs more diversity of thought. Bringing anti-vaccine paranoia into the classroom isn’t the way to achieve it.

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