“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.
Both Sides NowHigher education needs more diversity of thought. Bringing anti-vaccine paranoia into the classroom isn’t the way to achieve it.
The Tenure Apocalypse“Jobs for life” are rare and mostly fictitious. Attacks on them obscure the real problems of higher ed.
This Viral Formula Ad Absolves You for Using FormulaA century of advertising that’s gone straight for the new-mother jugular.
A Good Professor Is an Exhausted ProfessorA North Carolina education bill would be a disaster for research and pedagogy.
Stop Fit Shaming Pregnancy The ridiculous New York Times pregnancy fitness videos are making me miserable.
Welcome to 13th Grade!Several Oregon high schools are offering a fifth year of high school. Every district should consider it.
“A Kind of Grad-Student Gaslighting”Karen Kelsky has made navigating the brutal academic job market her business.
I Am Terrified of Taking My Child Literally AnywhereWhat if my bad parenting choices go viral?
That “Volunteer Professor” AdWhat a sweet program for Mormon retirees tells us about the state of the adjunct universe.
College Students Are Not CustomersThis idiotic political shorthand needs to die, once and for all.
Too Real for Reality TVWatching outdoor births on YouTube is fantastic. On Lifetime, not so much.
The Hierarchy of Humanities SchadenfreudeScoffing at academic job-market losers comes from some unexpected places.
The Campus Alcohol Problem That Nobody Talks AboutWorried about binge drinkers? Start at the faculty club.
Quit Picking on Old ProfessorsBullying boomers into retirement won’t help the sad state of higher education in this country.
Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little HeadsA New York Times op-ed trolls the academic science community.
Your Professor Isn’t a Lazy LudditeWhen a college class goes low-tech, students should be delighted, not disappointed.
What Hillary Clinton’s New Batch of Emails Actually Reveals This Clinton controversy—like all Clinton controversies—will never be resolved.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.