A graduate student discovers the importance of humanizing data.
But we can’t expect higher education to eliminate inequality all by itself.
Concerned evangelicals staged a revival in Liberty University’s backyard to challenge Jerry Falwell Jr. and his alliance with President Trump.
For the first time, the British university released data about its admissions, and the figures showed a continuing gap in prospects along racial and economic lines.
In a letter, senior faculty members expressed “outrage and disappointment” over C.L. Max Nikias’s handling of accusations of misconduct against a campus doctor.
College tennis is thriving, but new rules in the professional ranks could make the college route less enticing for the top players.
The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.
Mr. Hendricks, known for both his sky paintings and his experiments in art as performance, was also a longtime teacher at Rutgers.
In Newark, N.J., a branch of the Rutgers University system uses its honors college to seek out students who have survived the hard knocks of life.
Lawsuits against U.S.C. in the case of a former gynecologist raised the possibility of hefty financial settlements as the university tried to contain the growing scandal.
Conservatives are pushing reforms that only exacerbate the problem with college culture they are trying to solve.
The planet’s orbit alternates from elliptical to almost perfectly circular — and has for hundreds of millions of years.
He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy and played professionally for 11 years. Then his involvement in a counterfeiting operation landed him in prison.
A retired teacher turned his Manhattan apartment into a shrine to his school years. Now he’s expanding his collection citywide, to showcase his love for all things vintage public schools.
Quinn, 51, would come to the Rangers after five years as the head coach at B.U., where his teams made the N.C.A.A. tournament four times and lost in the national title game in 2015.
How can young people navigate the college years and beyond?
As long as the United States Olympic Committee avoids responsibility, the problem will continue.
Under Betsy DeVos, the Education Department has virtually given up investigating abuses by pro-profit schools.
Her job is educating young people to treat others with respect. The goal is ambitious: eradicating hunger, homelessness, acts of hate and violence.
Her writing pulsed with her hardscrabble Texas childhood and, refusing to be his “muse,” her liberation from an overbearing poet husband.
Canada is ambivalent about having a British aristocrat as its head of state. But unlike in Australia, a future without the monarchy is not on the horizon.
He Weifang, who has spent two decades at the forefront of struggles for the rule of law in China, is confident that his time will come again.
And, yes, college is worth it for low-income students.
The university reached a $500 million agreement with women abused by Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar. But the battles are far from over.
The New Jersey attorney general says federal education officials have stopped cooperating with the state on fraudulent activities at for-profits.
Dozens of women have called a university hotline amid allegations of misconduct against a campus gynecologist, George Tyndall, that date to the 1990s.
“Women’s colleges are an American phenomenon”: An interview with Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar.
Astronomers in Australia say they have discovered a fast-growing black hole swallowing stars in a baby galaxy 12 billion light-years from here.
Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.
The Chinese Consulate General raised concerns over the allegations of misconduct against a gynecologist, George Tyndall, that included targeting Chinese students.
Whalen has taken on dual duties this year: point guard for the W.N.B.A.’s Minnesota Lynx and coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team.
Readers discuss an article about a Hamilton student whose deep distress was known to the college but his parents were not informed.
The ex-secretary of state, who didn’t mention the president by name in a commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute, said efforts to hide the truth amounted to going “wobbly on America.”
He led the conference from 2002 to 2015 and helped it to navigate a period mired by N.C.A.A. sanctions and become a college football powerhouse.
Officials agreed to a settlement that is believed to be the largest ever reached in a sex abuse case involving a U.S. university.
For the poor, higher education may hurt more than it helps.
Administration officials say the White House was still “hopeful” the meeting will happen — but that President Trump would be fine if it did not.
Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the university, had been accused for years of inappropriate touching during pelvic exams.
The Open Society Foundations said work had become untenable in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban has stifled dissent and demonized the group’s founder.
We want to see how great basketball minds not at the games see them. Here’s David Arseneault Jr., the men’s basketball coach at Grinnell College.
The president of the American University of Rome responds to a young black woman’s experiences of racism in the city.
Georgia State, once seen as a night school for white businessmen, has reshaped itself amid a moral awakening and a raft of data-driven experimentation.
Second of two articles.
It was thought that water bound up in asteroids would be lost in the intense heat of the impacts when they hit our planet. New experiments say no.
He examined the chemistry behind secreted substances that can attract a mate or repel a predator, helping to establish a new field, chemical ecology.
Focusing on a new generation of composers, the Miller will begin with Missy Mazzoli’s “Proving Up,” about homesteaders in post-Civil War Nebraska.
A federal court should stop HUD from shelving rules that would help curb housing segregation around the United States.
Why is it that white people largely don’t get arrested for smoking weed, while black and Hispanic people do? Times reporters put a police official’s explanation to the test.
A team of lawyers and investigators had looked into advertising at big colleges. Now it mostly processes student loan forgiveness applications.
Hamilton College knew that one of its students was in deep distress before he killed himself. His parents believe they should have been told.
We explore consent on campus, catch up with Rachael Ray, learn how to survive our 40s, follow a housing lottery in San Francisco and more.
The congressional watchdog found that the consultants pressured student borrowers to put their loans on ice, which allows borrowers to avoid default and schools to avoid losing federal funding.
He helped explain the electric flow of superconductors and the churning matter inside collapsed stars, work that led to Nobel Prizes (but not for him).
Each year, we ask students to send in college application essays that have something to do with money. Nearly 300 responded this year. Here are five that stood out.
This year, we picked five college application essays about money to publish. College admissions officers admired their maturity, self-awareness and humanity.
Viral videos and news coverage have focused attention on something all too familiar. “It’s humiliating and aggravating and upsetting,” a professor says.
A state-funded clinical trial will test whether nutritious daily meals for chronically ill people can improve health and reduce medical costs.
A finger broke off a 17th-century statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini after it was lent for a show. Restorers fixed it, but it will never be whole again.
Every tool used to rate nursing homes is flawed, particularly the federal government’s. But online reviews by consumers can help alert families to shortcomings.
A fungus has become a stealthy caterpillar killer, a natural bioweapon to help control the destructive moth infestations.
The hypocrisy or Eric Schneiderman, a new project on sexual consent and more.
Readers point to a simpler way to pay back loans and avoid ‘soul-crushing debt.’
A Yale graduate student is told she doesn’t belong. I know how she feels.
We asked college students how they navigate the sexual gray zone, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.”
He found resistance to antibiotics spreading among bacteria and was hailed for his discoveries, though a Nobel Prize eluded him. (Not that he wanted one.)
The university has not repaid thousands of workers at its ambitious Middle East expansion and has dragged its feet on compliance.
Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.
We asked college students how they navigate the gray zone of sexual consent, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.” Here are their stories.
An update on the affirmative-action lawsuit against Harvard; plus, three high school seniors share how race influenced their enrollment decisions.
From 15 sets of skeletal remains, researchers have recovered DNA from the oldest viruses known to have infected humans — and have resurrected some strains in the laboratory.
It was the latest in a string of recent episodes in which the police have been summoned to respond to minor complaints involving people of color.
What I learned from Australia’s new federal budget about how the country sees its global role. This week’s Australia Letter.
The measure is part of a sweeping deregulatory agenda that includes several rules and regulations for the department to scrap or amend.
As New York’s attorney general, Mr. Schneiderman used the same playbook that raised the profiles of his predecessors. Whoever fills the job next will probably do the same thing.
A student’s harassment by university administrators shows what Chinese feminists have to endure.
An M.I.T. researcher asks, Will the value of a degree continue to outweigh the consequences of paying for it?
People across California wrote in with their thoughts about heroin abuse in the state’s rural north
The U.S. secretary of state referred to the North Korean leader as “Chairman Un,” suggesting a lack of experience with Korean names.
A faculty member seen on video hustling students along during a commencement ceremony has been placed on paid administrative leave.
An author and architectural historian, she figured in the struggle to preserve West Harlem’s Morningside Park against encroachment by a growing campus.
Mr. Steger drew both praise and criticism after a gunman killed 32 faculty members and students on the university campus in 2007.
Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?
Two teachers at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan were removed from classrooms after students protested what they described as inappropriate behavior.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on a fellow professor who takes a free hand with institutional funds and what to do with old Playboy magazines.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Arizona State University will establish a three-year program combining academic training and work experience.
James Shaw Jr., who set up the campaign to aid shooting victims, had sought far less. The outpouring of generosity has “overwhelmed” him, he said.
Detective Dalsh Veve nearly died in June as he tried to stop a fleeing car on foot. On Monday, he was well enough to leave a rehabilitation center.
He helped found both The Chronicle of Higher Education and Education Week, two national publications that helped set an agenda academic agenda.
Luke Heimlich is among the best collegiate pitchers and may take Oregon State to the College World Series. He was also convicted of molesting his 6-year-old niece, a crime he says never happened.
Rider University’s plan to sell Westminster Choir College to a for-profit Chinese company, puts a spotlight on the struggle of smaller, regional colleges to stay afloat.
The court said that M.I.T. was not liable in this case, but said universities could bear responsibility in some limited cases of student suicide.
A look at one of the entries from last week’s puzzles that stumped our solvers.
Academics have scoured Facebook pages in the name of science. But the troves they’ve amassed are sometimes unsecured and now pose a privacy risk.
Rabbi Panken had a degree in electrical engineering, but chose the clergy over a career in a laboratory.
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion died after the aircraft he was piloting crashed in Orange County, N.Y., on Saturday morning.
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute died after the aircraft he was piloting crashed in Orange County, N.Y., on Saturday morning.
It is hard to find a French person born before 1960 who does not recall the upheaval that changed French culture and society over the course of a few weeks of often violent protest.
Recently released documents show that millions of dollars in donations from conservative-leaning donors had come with strings attached, including influence on committees that selected candidates.
The mother was nervous after they joined a tour in progress, according to the school, Colorado State University, which called the episode “sad and frustrating.”
Salaries for artificial intelligence researchers at big tech companies are skyrocketing, luring many professors.
Sarah Zorn has become the Citadel’s first female regimental commander — its top cadet — a sign of irrevocable momentum in a long process of change.
Dr. Richard H. Strauss, who died in 2005, is the subject of decades-old accusations from men once in the wrestling, hockey, swimming and other programs.
Trump’s gift for unleashing the worst in people finds fertile ground in the Holy Land.
A study found that some colleges were hiring consultants to promote short-term fixes for borrowers that can mire them in more debt down the road.
Saifullah Khan was found not guilty of sexual assault in a criminal trial in March, but now faces a university panel to determine if he will be reinstated.
In a lawsuit, undocumented immigrants say they thought they were applying for green cards, but their lawyers filed papers for asylum and put them in danger of being removed.
Iran has arrested two Iranians with British connections in recent months and there are fears for a third, as Tehran and London bicker over a $400 million payment.
Jasmine Harrison, 17, received more than $4 million in scholarship offers. She plans to major in biology and work in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein for harming her professional prospects. Also, three women who pioneered the language of consent reflect on being ahead of their time.
Academicians offer specific advice.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo leads Cynthia Nixon 50 percent to 28 percent, a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows.
The investigation was ordered after documents were released showing that the Charles Koch Foundation had been given a voice in hiring faculty.
A kidney specialist born in Brooklyn, he gambled that an old Army barracks in Dallas could grow into a national leader in biomedicine.
The island’s share was roughly in line with other areas affected by last year’s hurricanes, but the damage is not comparable, leading to questions about the Education Department’s awards process.
A look at the explosion of asylum applicants and how managing them has become one of the Trump administration’s toughest immigration challenges.
An author and professor for more than four decades, he made criticism a prism on history and society, from pornography to psychoanalysis.
Plato and existentialism helped more than courses in economics.
Some hate the jungle, but most find hidden strength and unanticipated freedom.
A Los Angeles performance artist has been typing Mary McCarthy’s 1963 novel “The Group,” about eight Vassar College alumnae, on the Vassar campus in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
It didn’t make sense to sign up for debt. I did it anyway.
Two women at Fordham University who told fellow students that a professor had been the subject of sexual complaints were censured by the school for “dishonesty.”
University students and young professionals have pulled off a feat few in Nicaragua thought possible: Their protests have loosened President Daniel Ortega’s grip on power.
A Cushman & Wakefield executive in Atlanta has made his alma mater and the artifacts of his region the reigning theme in his workplace.
The Joyce expert and Latin soul bandleader spends weekends with his family composting, making music and pancakes, and reading obscure books.
Otto F. Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, died after suffering a severe brain injury during 17 months in custody in Pyongyang.
Living in a house with friends, playing drinking games and dancing to overplayed pop songs are not incompatible with a just society.
In the late 18th century, aspiring doctors, desperate for human bodies to study, would surreptitiously dig up cadavers in nearby graveyards. Riots ensued.
Students and faculty members grapple with campus turmoil and the university’s public image as a barometer for black colleges nationwide.
The documentary listens to dozens of student and academics who find that the test, and the ACT, fail to accurately gauge potential or ability.
After 12 days of testimony, seven men and five women began considering whether Mr. Cosby is guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.
More than 15 years after he met the woman who would accuse him of sexual assault, Mr. Cosby again finds his fate in the hands of a Pennsylvania jury.
For his exit from the Trump administration, Michael Anton, a self-described “right-wing Francophile,” asked to work as a line cook helping to prepare dinner for the French president.
Lawyers defending Mr. Cosby on Tuesday called the woman accusing him of sexual assault a liar. But prosecutors said it was Mr. Cosby who is the fraud.
Two surgeons explain how they respond when they get word of a mass shooting: “We try to set our emotions apart from that immediately, but we’re human.”
A debate over sexual harassment has pitted students and professors at Peking University in Beijing against a government that has grown increasingly intolerant of dissent.
The strike, part of a long-running battle over unionization, comes at the busiest time of the school year, as the spring semester nears its end.
Colleges may emphasize the amount of aid awarded, rather than the actual cost of attending a school, financial aid experts say.
Final summations are expected to be presented on Tuesday, after which the jury will begin deliberating Bill Cosby’s fate.