The New Old Labor CrisisThink being an adjunct professor is hard? Try being a black adjunct professor.
David Brooks’ Polluted “Moral Ecology”A privileged white man professes remorse for smoking pot. But it’s not privileged whites who would pay for his sins.
When Should an Academic Write for Free?Scholars should demand respect for their work. That doesn’t always mean demanding payment.
Failure Is UnderratedOur obsession with graduation rates undermines the true value of community colleges.
Redefining the “Typical” College StudentThey’re older, busier, have more responsibilities. Higher-ed reform should reflect their needs.
Brown Body, White WonderlandTo celebrate herself, Miley Cyrus used other women’s bodies as a joke—women who look like me.
Raising the Floor, Not Just the CeilingTo reform higher ed, we need a federal job guarantee.
2013: The Year America Went Back to CollegeWhy was the media so obsessed with higher ed this year?
No, Rising College Enrollment Is Not a Sign of an Improving EconomyIt might actually be the opposite.
Shutdown in the ClassroomThe bottlenecking of WIC, Head Start, and federal aid will hit many students surprisingly hard.
Whistling Vivaldi Won’t Save YouThe shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell reminds us of the heavy toll of stereotype threat.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race The Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Why the Poor Pay $1,400 for Old iPads #MuckReads: A weekly roundup of investigative reporting from ProPublica.
How an 1865 Ruling in Favor of Confederate Soldiers Just Protected the Vote for Minorities in Arkansas
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos