academics

politics

Why Is Steve Bannon Giving a Keynote Speech About Nationalism at an Academic Tech Conference?

Scientists have begun to revolt after Bannon's inclusion as a speaker at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology.
Matthew Gault
10.30.18
Skateboarding

Skateboarding Has Its Very Own Academic Conference Now

Pushing Boarders was a much-needed series of panel discussions on all the good—and not so good—parts of skateboarding.
Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
6.12.18
Actually

Historians Are Calling Out Trump Online Whenever He Misreads the Past

Engaging with new media is no longer a dalliance for the history profession in the misinformation age.
Daniel Crown
12.14.17
academic pursuits

The Scholarly Journal for Studying Photos of Mark Zuckerberg

The inaugural edition of 'The California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg' was released Monday.
Louise Matsakis
11.28.17
Brexit

Brexit Will Make the UK Dumber

A government report urges protection for British universities post-Brexit.
Ben Sullivan
4.25.17
Narcomania

College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays

It's not just students taking modafinil to help them power through their workload.
Max Daly
7.6.16
Science

A 'Raisin Test' Can Determine a Child's Entire Academic Future

The lowly raisin may finally be having its glorious day in the gilded sun. Intrepid researchers from the University of Warwick have discovered that by using only a raisin and a cup, they can glean how a toddler will function academically at the age of...
Alex Swerdloff
11.19.15
The Road to Nowhere Issue

After a String of Suicides, Students in Palo Alto Are Demanding a Part in Reforming Their School's Culture

Students at several high-level California high schools believe that as much as the achievement culture needs to be reconsidered, it's the support the academic community provides that needs improvement.
Nikhil Goyal
9.8.15
Work

Writing to Live: How To Weigh the Benefits of a No-Benefits Teaching Job

Adjunct professors who dream of writing full-time have a funny tradeoff, and with no benefits and limited prospects of becoming a full-time professor, you have to strike a balance between your dreams and financial stability.
Kea Krause
9.1.15
Stuff

Trigger Warnings Should Be About Sensitivity, Not Censorship

We don't need to sanitize academic discussions. We need to reframe them so that students can feel comfortable enough to participate.
Ali Jaffe
5.19.15
Internet

Interview with a Troll Whisperer

An interview with troll researcher Whitney Phillips about her book 'Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.'
Fruzsina Eordogh
5.19.15
Culture

Editor of 'Science': Stop Calling Women Nice

Another example of creeping gender bias.
Victoria Turk
5.7.15
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