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.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2014 Entry 15: “I like everything” is the new “I only like their early stuff.”
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.