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  1. An ‘Old Men’s Club’ Dominates Japan. The Young Just Put Them on Notice. Foreign, Yesterday

    Change may come slowly in Japanese society, but social media has offered an outlet for a younger generation stifled by a rigid hierarchy.

  2. At-Home Covid Testing Is Here Parenting, Yesterday

    But does it work?

  3. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker Interactive, June 10

    A look at all the vaccines that have reached trials in humans.

  4. Covid World Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak Interactive, January 28

    The virus has infected more than 29,855,400 people and has been detected in nearly every country.

  5. Need a Book With That Spider? Express, Yesterday

    The discovery of Mediterranean recluse spiders at the University of Michigan prompted a two-day closure of one of its libraries.

  6. University Finds 18th-Century Schoolhouse Where Black Children Learned to Read Express, Yesterday

    The Bray School, which taught Christianity and reading to free and enslaved Black children, was found tucked inside a campus building at William & Mary in Virginia.

  7. Two Filmmakers Write Their Own Love Story Styles, Yesterday

    Sasha Jackson remembered passing by Stephen Small-Warner II on a New York subway car, but they didn’t officially meet until years later at Howard University. A collaboration soon began.

  8. California Lost 175,000 ‘Creative Economy’ Jobs, Study Finds Culture, February 25

    “There is no economic recovery in our area unless a working creative engine is driving it,” said Representative Karen Bass of California.

  9. Florence Birdwell, Singing Teacher to Broadway Stars, Dies at 96 Obits, February 25

    She was a tough yet empathetic voice professor at Oklahoma City University for 67 years. Two of her students, Kelli O’Hara and Kristin Chenoweth, won Tony Awards.

  10. Tracking Coronavirus Cases at U.S. Colleges and Universities Interactive, February 25

    Coronavirus cases have continued to emerge by the tens of thousands this year at colleges, a New York Times survey has found.

  11. Helping People Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Aim of C.D.C.-Backed Site Business, February 24

    VaccineFinder.org is an ambitious but limited attempt to simplify Americans’ search for vaccines.

  12. Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College National, February 24

    A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away.

  13. A College Admissions Rat Race National, February 24

    While top-tier colleges are dealing with surges in applications, lesser known ones have seen sharp declines.

  14. New York opens vaccine sites in Brooklyn and Queens to target hardest-hit neighborhoods. Metro, February 24

  15. Polk Awards Honor Pandemic Reporters Business, February 24

    The Washington Post led all news organizations, with four prizes. The infectious-disease reporter Helen Branswell, of Stat, took the public service award for a yearlong chronicle of the coronavirus and its effects.

  16. With M.L.B.’s Help, Baseball Returns at an H.B.C.U. Sports, February 23

    In a sport with declining participation from Black Americans, Xavier University of Louisiana returned to the field on Tuesday for its first intercollegiate baseball game since 1960.

  17. He Had to Drop Out of College. Then He Gave It $20 Million. National, February 23

    The gift will help Morgan State University, a historically Black college, finance scholarships for financially needy students.

  18. A Bristling Standoff Rattles Gun-Friendly Vermont National, February 23

    In Pawlet, Vt., where a landowner opened a tactical weapons training site, a zoning dispute has escalated into something more dangerous.

  19. Woke Me When It’s Over Op Ed, February 22

    In the humorless world of Woke, the satire is never funny and the statute of limitations never expires, even when it comes to hamantaschen.

  20. A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth Culture, February 22

    Ai Weiwei and other artists say the investor Leon Black should step down as MoMA’s chairman amid revelations that he paid $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein.

  21. Do India’s Cows Have Special Powers? Government Curriculum Is Ridiculed Foreign, February 22

    The Hindu nationalist government postponed plans for a national student exam on cows that critics said used specious claims and substituted religion for science.

  22. Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants National, February 20

    Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop.

  23. N.C.A.A. Basketball Tournaments Will Welcome Fans After All Sports, February 19

    Some epidemiologists say it’s a bad idea, because the games will attract people from all over the country to Indianapolis and San Antonio, the cities that will host every game of the men’s and women’s tournaments.

  24. Intense Strength Training Does Not Ease Knee Pain, Study Finds Science, February 19

    Millions of patients with knee osteoarthritis are told to exercise. A new study casts doubt on what sort of exercise is helpful.

  25. Last Month, the High School Gym. This Month, the College Arena. Sports, February 19

    An N.C.A.A. decision related to the pandemic inspired some elite players to finish high school early and jump to college to take advantage of an extra year of eligibility.

  26. ‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job Science, February 19

    Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unmatched” and deep in debt.

  27. ‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in America Can’t Get a Job Science, February 19

    Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unmatched” and deep in debt.

  28. Bonus: Is Kara Swisher a Chump? Op Ed, February 19

    She and Ron Lieber discuss whether anyone is — or should be — paying full price for college education.

  29. A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions Washington, February 18

    An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.

  30. Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’ Foreign, February 18

    The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.

  31. Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’ Foreign, February 18

    The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.

  32. After Capitol Riots, Billionaire’s ‘Scholars’ Confront Their Benefactor Business, February 18

    More than 160 participants in a master’s program funded by the Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman have urged him to stop donating to election objectors. He has declined.

  33. Meet Elizabeth Ann, the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret Science, February 18

    Her birth represents the first cloning of an endangered species native to North America, and may bring needed genetic diversity to the species.

  34. In the Ivy League, Snowy Practices for an Uncertain Baseball Season Sports, February 18

    With some campuses not fully open and a rule allowing seniors to return next year as graduate students, there is growing doubt that spring sports will be staged.

  35. No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic. Editorial, February 18

    Colleges across the country are figuring out how Covid has changed the college experience, while parents are struggling to understand why schools haven’t changed their price tag.

  36. Cold Interrupts Classes, in an Interrupted Year National, February 17

    A massive storm shut down electricity, closed schools and halted food delivery, adding more stress for students and teachers in the South and Midwest.

  37. Leo Goodman, Who Transformed Sociology With Stats, Dies at 92 Obits, February 17

    He developed tools for researchers to analyze categorical data, revolutionizing the study of poverty, income inequality and social mobility. He died of Covid-19.

  38. Should Student Debt Be Canceled? Letters, February 17

    Readers discuss fairness and the racial wealth gap in debating whether this would be the right move.

  39. This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously. Business, February 17

    Corey Quinn has made it his business to understand Amazon’s cloud-computing charges and have some fun at the company’s expense.

  40. Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99 Obits, February 16

    He created the first effective heart defibrillator and co-founded a physicians group that campaigned against nuclear war, earning a Nobel Peace Prize.

  41. Potential for New Coronaviruses May Be Greater Than Known Science, February 16

    Researchers calculated the likelihood of different viruses recombining in the same animal to make new disease-causing pathogens.

  42. I Actually Like Teaching on Zoom Op Ed, February 15

    There may be less human warmth. But there can be more human connection.

  43. Scottish University Draws Ire for Dismissing Female Gender Studies Lead Foreign, February 15

    The decision by the University of St. Andrews not to renew the contract of a female philosopher points to broader underrepresentation of women in academia, critics say.

  44. Ruth Dayan, Who Built an Israeli Fashion Brand, Dies at 103 Obits, February 15

    Fusing social activism with style, she helped Jewish immigrants and local Arabs sell traditional crafts, leading to the formation of a fashion house.

  45. ‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’ Science, February 15

    More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year.

  46. For ‘Buffy’ Fans, Another Reckoning With the Show’s Creator Express, February 15

    Many fans said they are trying to reconcile accusations of misogyny against Joss Whedon, the creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” with their love of a show that celebrated female empowerment.

  47. Los oxímetros de pulso podrían ser menos precisos para las personas negras. ¿Deberías usar uno? en Español, February 15

    Aunque un estudio mostró que los dispositivos son más propensos a los errores en las personas de piel más oscura, los médicos dicen que son útiles para cualquier persona que monitorea la COVID-19 en casa.

  48. Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech Culture, February 14

    A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing.

  49. Mature Red-Bellied Lemur Seeks Soul Mate for Cuddles and Grooming Science, February 14

    At the Duke Lemur Center, an innovative plan to keep the animals social late in life: pair them with lemurs of another species.

  50. Duterte’s Forces Have a New Target: University Students Foreign, February 14

    The government in the Philippines has announced a decision to end a 32-year agreement barring security forces from a prestigious campus. Students say they won’t be intimidated.

  51. J. Hillis Miller, 92, Dies; Helped Revolutionize Literary Studies Obits, February 13

    He was most closely associated with the Yale School, which took on the foundations of literary scholarship in the 1970s and ’80s.

  52. Is a Higher Birthrate Desirable? Letters, February 12

    A reader says our planet is stressed enough; another suggests that we need more people for our economy to thrive. Also: Marine vets and military values; the French rejection of cancel culture.

  53. Dr. John Bentson, Who Invented a Better Brain-Imaging Tool, Dies at 83 Obits, February 12

    He was a neuroradiologist who came up with an improved way to provide imaging of problems in the brain and spinal cord. He died of complications of Covid-19.

  54. Spring Break’s New Look: Older and Socially Distant Travel, February 12

    Beach parties in Florida, Texas and Mexico made headlines a year ago for ignoring virus safety advice. Here’s how the travel ritual will look different in 2021.

  55. For This College Athlete, Covid-19 Was Just the Start of a Nightmare Sports, February 12

    After learning she had myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that has been linked to some Covid cases, Vanderbilt basketball player Demi Washington spent months hoping she could play again someday.

  56. Valparaiso U. Drops Crusader as Mascot, Citing Ties to Hate Groups Express, February 11

    The private university in Indiana, which is affiliated with the Lutheran Church, said the Crusader name could be associated with “aggressive religious oppression and violence.”

  57. Biden Trims Ambitions on School Reopening Pledge Washington, February 11

    As the White House struggles to flesh out President Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days, aides have found themselves steadily lowering expectations.

  58. A Yale Student Is Killed. An M.I.T. Student Is Wanted for Questioning. Metro, February 11

    Kevin Jiang’s killing has attracted attention because of ties to Yale and has put a spotlight on an uptick in shootings in New Haven, Conn.

  59. ‘A Game Changer’: Drug Brings Weight Loss in Patients With Obesity Science, February 10

    In a clinical trial, participants taking semaglutide lost 15 percent of their body weight, on average.

  60. ‘A Game Changer’: Drug Brings Significant Weight Loss in Obese Patients Science, February 10

    In a clinical trial, participants taking semaglutide lost 15 percent of their body weight, on average.

  61. Helen Etuk, Who Planned to be a Pediatrician, Dies at 20 Obits, February 10

    Ms. Etuk was attending classes at the University of North Texas when she caught the coronavirus, her mother said. She died of complications of the virus.

  62. His Dreams Came True, Despite the Pandemic Style, February 10

    After having a rough start to 2020, Jimir Reece Davis, a D.J. who goes by Amorphous, ended it with a bang.

  63. His Dreams Came True, Despite the Pandemic Styles, February 10

    After having a rough start to 2020, Jimir Reece Davis, a D.J. who goes by Amorphous, ended it with a bang.

  64. Running Is a Total Body Affair Well, February 10

    We can thank our heads and shoulders — and not just our knees and toes — that we evolved to run as well as we do.

  65. What’s a Dance Theater Without an Audience? Culture, February 9

    A food pantry or a place to vote — or a place to make dance with different expectations: “What we’ve taken off the table is the pressure of the result.”

  66. The Sinking of a Bust Surfaces a Debate Over Denmark’s Past Culture, February 9

    An artists’ group, criticized as vandals for dumping the bust of an 18th-century king, Frederik V, into Copenhagen Harbor, says it wanted to draw attention to Denmark’s role in slave trading.

  67. People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid, Huge Study Finds Science, February 9

    The analysis of nearly 62 million electronic medical records in the U.S. also found that Black people with dementia were at an even greater risk.

  68. Colleges Vowed a Safer Spring. Then Students, and Variants, Arrived. National, February 9

    Many universities instituted new testing protocols, hoping to avoid the problems of the fall. But coronavirus variants and uncooperative students have already driven outbreaks.

  69. Robert L. Herbert, 91, Dies; Saw Impressionism With a Fresh Eye Obits, February 8

    A distinguished art historian at Yale, he illuminated the paintings of Seurat, Monet and others by regarding them through a social lens.

  70. Naomi Levine, Lawyer Who Helped Transform N.Y.U., Dies at 97 Obits, February 7

    She thrived in a profession where she found herself mostly surrounded by men, taking on leadership roles and helping to turn New York University into a top-tier institution.

  71. Emil Freireich, Groundbreaking Cancer Researcher, Dies at 93 Obits, February 7

    He helped devise a successful chemotherapy regimen for childhood leukemia, which had long been a death sentence.

  72. N.C.A.A. Women’s Basketball Tournament Will Be Held in Texas Sports, February 5

    The San Antonio region will be the hub for a tournament that normally stretches the country. The men’s competition will be contested in Indiana.

  73. The AstraZeneca vaccine is found to be protective against the coronavirus variant first seen in Britain. Science, February 5

  74. Students Punished for ‘Vulgar’ Social Media Posts Are Fighting Back National, February 5

    A lawsuit against the University of Tennessee questions when schools can discipline students because of their online speech.

  75. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Culture, February 4

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and outdoors in New York City.

  76. Justice Department Drops Suit Claiming Yale Discriminated in Admissions National, February 3

    The Trump administration had claimed that the school’s practices hurt white and Asian-American applicants, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  77. What’s in Your Prenatal Vitamin? Parenting, February 3

    Doctors recommend them before, during and even after a pregnancy. But regulation is spotty and finding the right pill can be hard.

  78. Chicago Families Debate School Reopening National, February 3

    The ugly fight between the city and its teachers’ union has frustrated parents, even those who want to keep their children home.

  79. An Invisible Cost of College: Parental Guilt Well, February 3

    Is it any wonder that plenty of people are tempted to borrow a whole lot of money to send their kids to college?

  80. New York City Barely Tests for Virus Variants. Can That Change? Metro, February 3

    The rate in January was far below the 10 percent recommended by some experts. Now, officials are aiming to put a more robust program in place.

  81. The AstraZeneca vaccine may slow transmission of the virus. Foreign, February 3

    A new paper by researchers at the University of Oxford underscores the importance of mass inoculation as a path out of the pandemic.

  82. E.A. Sports Will Resurrect College Football Video Game Sports, February 2

    The planned return of a game beloved by fans was announced amid a protracted national debate over whether players should be paid for their images.

  83. He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive? Magazine, February 2

    Dan-el Padilla Peralta thinks classicists should knock ancient Greece and Rome off their pedestal — even if that means destroying their discipline.

  84. How a Deadly Power Game Undid Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes Foreign, February 2

    Myanmar seemed to be building a peaceful transition to civilian governance. Instead, a personal struggle between military and civilian leaders brought it all down.

  85. Why Are There So Few Black Economists at the Fed? Business, February 2

    Monroe Gamble became the San Francisco Fed’s first Black research assistant in 2018. His path shows why fixing a striking diversity shortfall will take commitment.

  86. Prestigious Istanbul University Fights Erdogan’s Reach Foreign, February 1

    Students and professors at Bogazici University, one of Turkey’s most well-known institutions, are protesting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a new rector.

  87. She’s the Dancing Force Behind Nia Dennis’s Viral Gymnastics Routines Culture, February 1

    Bijoya Das, a former gymnast with a deep relationship to dance, is training U.C.L.A. team members to let their personality light up the mat.

  88. The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale Op Ed, February 1

    The way we talk about her covers up uncomfortable truths about American racism.

  89. Andrew Brooks, Who Developed a Coronavirus Spit Test, Dies at 51 Obits, January 31

    His breakthrough helped millions get their results quickly in the early days of the pandemic, when tests were scarce and lines were long.

  90. Here’s a Way to Learn if Facial Recognition Systems Used Your Photos Business, January 31

    An online tool targets only a small slice of what’s out there, but may open some eyes to how widely artificial intelligence research fed on personal images.

  91. At Elite French Universities, Students Demand Environmental Action Foreign, January 30

    At schools known for ambition, not activism, students are calling for climate change to be at the heart of the curriculum, and telling the companies that recruit them to change their ways.

  92. Les étudiants des Grandes Écoles réclament un tournant écologique World, January 30

    Réputés élitistes plutôt que militants, ils exigent pourtant que l’environnement soit intégré aux cursus et pressent les grandes entreprises, leurs futurs employeurs, de s’amender.

  93. ¿De dónde vienen los perros? Tal vez de una reunión de carnívoros en la Siberia de la glaciación en Español, January 30

    Los investigadores proponen que algunos ancestros remotos de los nativos americanos podrían haber sido los primeros humanos en forjar el vínculo con los lobos que condujo a la domesticación.

  94. A California University Tries to Shield an Entire City From Coronavirus National, January 30

    The University of California, Davis, is providing free testing, masks and quarantine housing to tens of thousands of people who live nearby.

  95. Trump’s Shadow Lingers Over Divided G.O.P. Politics, January 30

    Republicans seem more focused on attacking those who break with the former president, than members who continue to push violent conspiracy theories that flourished under his leadership.

  96. The retired general in charge of the Air Force Academy alumni association refuses to condemn Jan. 6 riot, angering its members. U.S., January 29

  97. Evidence Builds That Pregnant Women Pass Covid Antibodies to Newborns Parenting, January 29

    A new study suggests that protective antibodies can be transferred through the placenta, and the baby may receive more of them if a mother is infected with Covid earlier in her pregnancy.

  98. Vaccine Rollout Gives U.K. a Rare Win in Battling Pandemic Foreign, January 29

    “Vaccination is the one thing we’ve gotten right.” How a country that botched so much of its pandemic response has managed one of the fastest rollouts in the world.

  99. Vaccine Rollout Gives U.K. a Rare Win in the Pandemic Foreign, January 29

    “Vaccination is the one thing we’ve gotten right”: How a country that botched so much of its pandemic response has managed one of the fastest distributions in the world.

  100. The Impact of Teacher Deaths N Y T Now, January 29

    They have shaken communities and upended the school reopening debate.

  101. Changes in FAFSA May Reduce College Aid for Some Families Business, January 29

    A new formula will no longer offer a break to many parents who have multiple children in college at the same time, experts say.

  102. Backlash Over Virus at SUNY College: ‘Learn From Your Fall 2020 Mistakes!’ Metro, January 29

    The campus with the worst outbreak of any public college in New York is set to begin in-person classes on Monday. Some students, parents and faculty members weren’t happy about it.

  103. Pregnant Women Get Conflicting Advice on Covid-19 Vaccines Science, January 28

    The W.H.O. and the C.D.C. provide differing views, and experts partly blame a lack of data because expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials.

  104. Debbie Hennessy, Cal State Official Dubbed ‘the Duchess,’ Dies at 80 Obits, January 28

    She was a longtime university administrator who was given an affectionate nickname in her husband’s newspaper columns. She died of complications of Covid-19.

  105. The State of the Virus: 2020 in Review Interactive, December 30

    How the coronavirus spread across the United States.

  106. John Thompson Was Every Black Boy’s Longed-For Coach Interactive, December 23

    A stern disciplinarian with a white towel on his shoulder, he made Georgetown’s basketball team champions.

  107. How the Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Works Interactive, December 17

    An adenovirus helps prime the immune system to fight the coronavirus.

  108. ‘We’re Facing So Many Different Battles’ Interactive, December 14

    Catherine Volcy, like college students across America, is studying from home. She is aching to talk in person with her peers and professors about this tumultuous year.

  109. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker Interactive, December 8

    A look at all the vaccines that have reached trials in humans.

  110. Full Recap and Analysis of the First Presidential Debate Interactive, September 29

    President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. debated for the first time, with Chris Wallace of Fox News moderating. Watch the full video with our fact-checks and analysis.

  111. Tracking the Coronavirus at U.S. Colleges and Universities Interactive, August 25

    College campuses, like the rest of the country, are enduring a coronavirus surge.

  112. Now That the Redskins Are Gone, Who’s Next? Interactive, July 13

    Expect increased pressure on other teams to change their nicknames and logos, including the Braves, Indians and Chiefs.

  113. Coronavirus Could Overwhelm U.S. Without Urgent Action, Estimates Say Interactive, March 20

    Immediate steps to limit social contact in parts of the United States where few cases have been identified are needed to slow the outbreak, a model suggests.

  114. School Closings Over Coronavirus in New York and New Jersey Interactive, March 9

    Here is a growing list of public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities, that have suspended or altered classes in the local effort to curb the outbreak.