College

Trigger Happy
The "trigger warning" has spread from blogs to college classes. Can it be stopped?
March 03, 2014

It has moved from blogs and into college classes. Can it be stopped?

"Men's Rights" Activists Are Trying to Redefine the Meaning of Rape
February 26, 2014

The Men’s Rights Movement has agitated on things like child custody. Now its creepy online attacks have a new focus: the definition and treatment of sexual assault.

Fraternities Didn't Invent Hazing
Violent initiations are a global phenomenon
February 21, 2014

Anthropology explains how violent initiations rituals are a global phenomenon.

What Obama's New Task Force Should Do to Fight College Rape
January 23, 2014

Experts suggest the administration's way forward on campus sexual assault.

How the Red Solo Cup Became a Political Football
October 31, 2013

Solo cups are usually the domain of college kids at keg parties, but they’ve been in the news lately thanks to a very different demographic: politicians.

LinkedIn’s New Network for Teens Is a Wasted Opportunity
October 30, 2013

LinkedIn's play for college-bound teens mimics the worst of the college-admissions racket

What Slate Missed: 5 Other Reasons College Women Shouldn’t Get Drunk
October 16, 2013

Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.

"Rapey" This, "Rapey" That. Enough.
October 08, 2013

All of a sudden, everything is “rapey.” I blame Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which conjured the adjective so many times that even the Wall Street Journal deployed it (surely a sign of the apocalypse).

Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: The Surprising Story of How College Dorms Got Luxe
September 18, 2013

The social history—and private-sector big money—that explains why granite countertops and fire pits are part of today's new dorms.

Obama Proposes Another GOP Idea That Republicans Will Probably Oppose
August 22, 2013

With much fanfare, President Obama today announced a new set of proposals to rein in the cost of higher education, the most eye-catching of which is the creation of a ranking—based on metrics such as affordability, graduation rates, and recruitment o

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