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  1. Hungary Plan That Could Shutter Soros’s University Is Called ‘Political Vandalism’ World, Yesterday

    Observers say the move is the latest development in a crackdown on free expression and liberal values under Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has denounced the billionaire philanthropist.

  2. So You Want to Be a Lawyer? Opinion, Yesterday

    A recent law graduate says the LSAT can be a real financial barrier to law school.

  3. Campuses Grapple With Balancing Free Speech and Security After Protests U.S., Yesterday

    Colleges and universities are coming up with new policies to address the ethics and security costs of controversial speakers and protests.

  4. A Trove on the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box Arts, Yesterday

    Nearly 100 letters from Susan B. Anthony and others have come to light, in a collection that shows the complex networks that drove the movement.

  5. Fix the College Dropout Boom Opinion, Yesterday

    Graduates are much more likely to earn more and have full-time jobs.

  6. 11 Great Reads That Have Nothing to Do With Politics Briefing, March 28

    No partisanship here. Just great stories about the world’s greatest book deal, the man who wrote “Groundhog Day” twice and famous love letters.

  7. Where Everyone ‘Knows Hockey’: Tiny Clarkson Stands Tall Again Sports, March 28

    The Golden Knights received an escort home and will have a day of their own after winning their second N.C.A.A. women’s championship in four seasons.

  8. Australian Vote on Extradition Treaty With China Is Canceled World, March 28

    The canceling of the vote by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signaled that concerns over China’s human rights record would continue to limit the two countries’ ties.

  9. The Other Presidential Vote that Got Rick Perry’s Attention Opinion, March 28

    The energy secretary complained that students colluded to advance “diversity” over democracy at Texas A&M.

  10. At College, a Guided Path on Which to Find Oneself Opinion, March 28

    Many first-generation college students need help planning the arc of their studies when they see thousands of courses to pick from.

  11. Old Man on the Ducks: Dylan Ennis Takes the Long Way to the Final Four Sports, March 26

    One of the oldest players in N.C.A.A tournament history helped Oregon advance to the national semifinals for the first time in 78 years.

  12. In a Twist, It’s Saniya Chong Powering UConn Women’s Basketball Sports, March 26

    “I trust her. Never thought I’d say that, but I trust her,” Coach Geno Auriemma says about his senior guard after an 86-71 victory over U.C.L.A.

  13. China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer Says World, March 26

    Feng Chongyi, an Australian permanent resident who has criticized Beijing’s clampdown on dissent, was being questioned in Guangzhou as a suspected national security threat, his lawyer said.

  14. In Reporter’s Hometown, Students Look Toward ‘Somewhere They’re Welcomed’ Times Insider, March 24

    Anemona Hartocollis returned to her high school in Topeka, Kan., to chronicle the ways disadvantaged kids navigate getting into college.

  15. Toronto Schools to Cease Field Trips to U.S. World, March 24

    The school board cited concerns that some students might be turned away at the border in the wake of newly implemented “extreme vetting” procedures.

  16. Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor U.S., March 24

    Jeremy Alexander’s paternal great-great-great grandmother was one of the 272 slaves sold by two Jesuit priests at Georgetown in 1838.

  17. Former Penn State President Found Guilty in Sandusky Abuse Case U.S., March 24

    A jury convicted Graham B. Spanier of child endangerment and acquitted him on two other counts related to the Jerry Sandusky child-molesting scandal.

  18. Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers. Opinion, March 24

    The glorification of leadership skills, especially in college admissions, has emptied leadership of its meaning.

  19. Cornell Law to Start Program on Roosevelt Island Business Day, March 24

    Law students will be able to study issues like privacy and cybersecurity at the new New York campus.

  20. Adulting, but With Your College Crowd Real Estate, March 24

    Living with college friends can offer a built-in social network.

  21. College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There. U.S., March 24

    For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.

  22. Rigged Election? Dispute at Texas A&M Has Even Rick Perry Chiming In U.S., March 24

    Mr. Perry, the energy secretary, is among those who have disputed the election of the first openly gay student body president, which has set off an uproar on campus.

  23. ‘Bell Curve’ Author Gets Muted Response at Columbia and N.Y.U. N.Y. / Region, March 23

    Two appearances by Charles Murray, the conservative scholar, did not trigger violent protests like those seen at Middlebury College in Vermont earlier this month.

  24. College Hockey Has a Talent Glut, but Nowhere to Grow Sports, March 23

    Even with the recent additions of Penn State and Arizona State, Division I hockey remains stuck at 60 teams, with no change in sight despite an abundance of strong players.

  25. Rick Perry Calls Election a ‘Mockery.’ It’s Not What You’re Thinking. U.S., March 23

    The energy secretary argued in an Op-Ed that the true winner was denied victory, an outcome that would have been different were he not straight and white.

  26. How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not Opinion, March 23

    A platform associated with the gutter of young humanity had blossomed with tenderness.

  27. Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges, Dies at 85 U.S., March 22

    Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women’s colleges, which had been established long before women were admitted to many universities throughout the United States.

  28. Shaking Up the Dinosaur Family Tree Science, March 22

    A Ph.D candidate and a computer program that took five minutes to run may upend the dinosaur classification system that has been used for more than a century.

  29. Roused by Trump, First-Time Female Candidates Eye Local Seats N.Y. / Region, March 22

    Political activism, ignited largely in response to President Trump, has been followed by a flood of first-time state and local candidates, many of them women.

  30. Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises N.Y. / Region, March 22

    Focusing mainly on advanced technology and the sciences, three of the city’s biggest academic building projects in years will soon open for business.

  31. Derek Walcott’s Acts of Sexual Harassment Opinion, March 21

    A former reporter for The Harvard Crimson describes the case brought by a Harvard freshman.

  32. Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School N.Y. / Region, March 21

    Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissed by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.

  33. Jet-Setting Pets Get a New Place to Be Pampered at Kennedy Airport Real Estate, March 21

    Amenities at a center called the Ark will include “pawdicures,” lodgings for sick birds and luxurious stalls for globe-trotting show horses.

  34. How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study Opinion, March 20

    For-profit schools prey on students with high aspirations but little knowledge about how the system really works.

  35. No. 1 Notre Dame Women Survive a Scare Against Purdue Sports, March 19

    Playing the second half without their leading scorer, the Fighting Irish advanced to the round of 16 after being pushed to overtime.

  36. CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates N.Y. / Region, March 19

    Administrators are trying to make necessary catch-up classes at community colleges less of a stumbling block toward earning a degree.

  37. How Liberal Colleges Breed Conservative Firebrands Opinion, March 18

    Life on the defensive can curdle into reactionary politics.

  38. How Colleges Can Admit Better Students Opinion, March 18

    They should use a more data-driven process.

  39. Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers? Opinion, March 18

    If applying gets easier, legal education as an uninspired default could become even more common.

  40. Dealing With Offensive Ideas on Campus Opinion, March 18

    A protest at Middlebury against Charles Murray has renewed debate over free speech on campus.

  41. Mandarin Gets One Shining Moment in a First-Round N.C.A.A. Game Sports, March 17

    Two Ohio students have gained a following calling Dayton Flyers games in Mandarin. In a first-round game on CBS, they reached a bigger audience.

  42. N.C.A.A. Tournament: Where Troy, Dayton and Wichita State Are Located Sports, March 17

    You know U.C.L.A., Duke and Kentucky, surely. But the smaller schools that pop up at tournament time may stump you. Here’s where to find them.

  43. For Former Hockey Champions Michigan and Michigan State, Unaccustomed Struggles Sports, March 17

    The teams have won a total of 12 national championships, but both have losing records this season.

  44. Penn State Hockey, Still New to Division I, Chases First Tournament Berth Sports, March 17

    The Nittany Lions, for years a perennial club hockey power, are on the cusp of bigger things after only four years playing a full Division I schedule.

  45. An Unorthodox Gift to Notre Dame from Muslim Philanthropists Your Money, March 17

    A family of prosperous immigrants from Pakistan is giving $15 million to set up an institute for the study of religions.

  46. A Pessimist and an Optimist, Building a Life in Sync Fashion & Style, March 17

    Ksenia Berestovskaya gave Christopher Oquist her phone number, just to get rid of him. It didn’t work.

  47. Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System Your Money, March 17

    The removal of an online tool for importing tax data into a financial aid form has highlighted the enormous need for reforming the way we pay for college.

  48. Norman Podhoretz Still Picks Fights and Drops Names N.Y. / Region, March 17

    Mr. Podhoretz, the former editor at Commentary magazine, looks back at the fierce, argumentative parties of New York’s intelligentsia.

  49. Tested Early, and Again by Draw, Mount St. Mary’s Says It’s Ready Sports, March 16

    Mount St. Mary’s played one of the country’s top nonconference schedules this season. But did it prepare the team for No. 1 Villanova?

  50. Chief Justice Roberts Considers the Case of Tom Sawyer U.S., March 16

    Several boys, played by actors, accused Tom of fraudulent misrepresentation when he persuaded them to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence.

  51. Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants U.S., March 16

    College officials wondered if there would be a price to pay for the president’s travel ban and the anti-Muslim rhetoric. Now the first numbers are in.

  52. We Rounded Up Great Political Writing You Shouldn’t Miss U.S., March 16

    Can’t stop reading about politics? Neither can we. Here’s a collection of great political writing from around the web and in The New York Times.

  53. The Young Mariners of Throgs Neck N.Y. / Region, March 16

    According to a new study, SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx has the highest-earning graduates of any college.

  54. In Australia, a Call for Closer Ties to China Gains Support World, March 16

    Stephen FitzGerald, Australia’s first ambassador to China, said that the world had reached the end of an era defined by American and European leadership.

  55. On College Campuses, a New Role for Students: Museum Curator Arts, March 15

    In many ways, universities and their museums are drawing closer. You might even see students hanging artworks.

  56. Seeking Your College Application Essays About Money Interactive, March 15

    How does money, work, or social class fit into your life, and did you write about it in a college application essay?

  57. Test Your March Madness Knowledge Interactive, March 15

    You've won your office's N.C.A.A. tournament pool three times in the last five years? You picked Middle Tennessee State to beat Michigan State last year? This quiz is for you.

  58. Mount St. Mary’s and Kansas State Advance as N.C.A.A. Tournament Begins Sports, March 15

    Junior Robinson, Division I’s smallest player, scored 23 points for the Mountaineers in a win over New Orleans.

  59. Onora O’Neill Wins Holberg Prize for Academic Research Books, March 14

    Ms. O’Neill, a British author, scholar and professor, is known for her work on Immanuel Kant, as well as research on political philosophy and ethics.

  60. When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line Opinion, March 14

    In Georgia, keeping students solvent until graduation brings their university big dividends.

  61. It’s Possible to Hack a Phone With Sound Waves, Researchers Show Technology, March 14

    A component in many devices, including fitness monitors and smartphones, is vulnerable to the digital version of an opera singer shattering a wine glass.

  62. Thin Lines of the N.C.A.A. Women’s Bracket Bend Under the Weight of UConn Sports, March 13

    The Huskies, on a 107-game win streak and seeking their fifth straight national title, are the No. 1 seed in the Bridgeport Region. First up is the Albany Great Danes.

  63. Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion Opinion, March 13

    Political discourse in the United States is at a boiling point, and nowhere is the reaction to that more heightened than on campuses like Middlebury.

  64. Coming to Terms With Our Links to Slavery Opinion, March 13

    A reader calls on both public and private institutions to delve into how slaves contributed to their success.

  65. A Fumble on a Key Fafsa Tool, and a Failure to Communicate The Upshot, March 13

    Applying for financial aid got harder at an inopportune time for many students, and federal agencies were slow to explain a problem with a data tool.

  66. Potential N.C.A.A. Bracket Busters. You’ve Been Warned. Sports, March 13

    Which underdog will shake up the tournament? Here are six upsets we think can happen.

  67. Museums Chart a Response to Political Upheaval Arts, March 13

    In a tumultuous era, some museums are rushing to embrace the political moment, while others deliberately retreat.

  68. New Labor Nominee: Fair Leader or Self-Serving One? U.S., March 12

    R. Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s second choice to be labor secretary, drew deeply split assessments from current and former colleagues.

  69. A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown U.S., March 12

    Rare, century-old photographs help illustrate the story of 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests to secure the future of Georgetown University.

  70. He Didn’t Like the Show. Now He’s Advising It. N.Y. / Region, March 12

    A lawyer who defends Muslim-Americans has become a consultant to “Homeland,” a popular television show about terrorism involving Islamic extremists.

  71. Chasing Big Sports Goals, Rutgers Stumbles Into a Vat of Red Ink Sports, March 12

    The Rutgers athletic program has lived high above its means in its pursuit of success in college athletics.

  72. The Dangerous Safety of College Opinion, March 11

    The ugly protest at Middlebury is a wake-up call. We’re failing today’s students.

  73. Want to Help Those Coping With Zika? Health, March 11

    Here is a list of organizations that extend aid to prople in need in Latin America, or that contribute to stopping the spread of the virus.

  74. Marilyn Young, Historian Who Challenged U.S. Foreign Policy, Dies at 79 Books, March 9

    A longtime professor at New York University, she remarked in 2012 that the United States had been at war in one form or another since her childhood.

  75. The Cancer Researcher: Ohio State Responds Opinion, March 9

    An Ohio State official writes that an independent review has found that the university’s policies meet with research compliance standards.

  76. Matters of Public Record: Rich Resource for Reporters Times Insider, March 9

    Reporters James Glanz and Agustin Armendariz explain why their front page story about cancer fraud allegations reminds us about the importance of public records.

  77. A School Where Raising the Bar Lifts Hope Opinion, March 9

    Inviting low-income high-schoolers into advanced-level courses can get them past fears that they’re not college material.

  78. Harvard Law, Moving to Diversify Applicant Pool, Will Accept GRE Scores Business Day, March 8

    The elite law school, following the University of Arizona law school, seeks to widen its pool of potential students by not requiring the LSAT.

  79. Trauma, Then Triumph: The New York Times College Scholarship Winners N.Y. / Region, March 8

    Ten high school students, many of whom spent years in shelters or lost their parents, are ready to take on the next big challenge: college.

  80. In New Jersey, Exploring the Innovations of Thomas Edison N.Y. / Region, March 8

    From Pennsylvania Station, take the train to the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park to learn about the inventor’s highly productive (1,093 patents) life.

  81. Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass Science, March 8

    Dr. Carlo Croce was repeatedly cleared by Ohio State University, which reaped millions from his grants. Now, he faces new whistle-blower accusations.

  82. Hands of the Dying Offer a Unique Memorial Well, March 7

    For families of people near death, Trish Rogers provides a unique memorial — a cast made from the patient’s hand, often joined with the hand of a loved one.

  83. German Foundation to Help Jewish Heirs in Search for Nazi Looted Art Arts, March 7

    The descendants of a publisher, Rudolf Mosse, who fled Germany in the 1930s, is also teaming up with a university to find the family’s art collection.

  84. The Best Country in the World? Survey Says It’s Switzerland World, March 7

    Its attitude toward education, democracy, business and quality of life helped a European nation top the list. The United States slipped to No. 7.

  85. Discord at Middlebury: Students on the Anti-Murray Protests Opinion, March 7

    “Student protesters were not violating Mr. Murray’s First Amendment rights when they spoke out against him. They were changing the terms of the discussion.”

  86. Smothering Speech at Middlebury Opinion, March 7

    All ideas need testing in open debate, or they become mere prejudices.

  87. For Yale Law Group Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban, Echoes of 1991 U.S., March 6

    A network of current and former Yale students helped beat back the president’s first travel ban. But for some, that was just “a replay” of a case that came before.

  88. You Have Just Sued the President Video, March 6

    A group of Yale law school students was following a familiar path when they helped launch a lawsuit against President Trump’s travel ban – a ban that has now been revised after facing legal challenges.

  89. Listen to the First Glimpse of a Long-Lost Liszt Opera Arts, March 6

    An excerpt from “Sardanapalo” will have its premiere this summer in Wales.

  90. A Composer Inspired by Quarks and Chromosomes Arts, March 6

    What was billed as the first substantial American concert devoted to the Japanese writer Misato Mochizuki revealed music of sometimes startling sensuality.

  91. White Supremacists Step Up Recruiting on Campus, Report Says U.S., March 6

    Hate groups have increased their presence through visits, rallies, speeches and fliers, the Anti-Defamation League says.

  92. Trump University Lawsuits May Not Be Closed After All U.S., March 6

    A judge has been asked to reject an agreed $25 million settlement unless former students are allowed to be excluded so they can sue Mr. Trump individually.

  93. The State of State Teachers’ Pension Plans Interactive, March 6

    As teachers across the country retire, their pensions are being subsidized by newly hired teachers to a surprising degree. Here is a look at how states’ pension plans compare.

  94. Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90 Science, March 5

    In the 1960s, Dr. Starzl performed the first successful liver transplant on a human patient and later helped advance drugs that made organ transplants more survivable.

  95. Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery Arts, March 5

    Harvard hosted a conference examining a long-neglected topic that has suddenly become urgent.

  96. Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump U.S., March 4

    Some students criticized the visit as benefiting the president more than the universities, and suggested that the meeting was little more than a photo op.

  97. Protesters Disrupt Speech by ‘Bell Curve’ Author at Vermont College U.S., March 3

    The president of Middlebury College issued an apology after students shouted down the speaker, Charles Murray, at an event that then turned violent.

  98. College Student Suffers Severe Reaction After Hazing Involving Peanut Butter U.S., March 3

    A former Central Michigan University student with a “deadly” allergy was daubed with peanut butter at an off-campus party last year, his mother said.

  99. Tuition-Free at SUNY Opinion, March 3

    The chancellor of the SUNY system says the governor’s scholarship plan has vast potential.

  100. Spring Amphibians, on the Move, Could Use Some Crossing Guards Science, March 3

    Frogs and salamanders, wakened a bit sooner than usual this year, are walking to their mating areas. Volunteers help many make it past perilous traffic.

  101. Racial Justice at Ole Miss Opinion, March 3

    An antiracist organizer writes about a student who is embracing the cause.

  102. What’s That Smell? Rare Books and Artifacts From a 1906 Library Arts, March 3

    A historical preservation project samples the varied aromas in the Morgan Library & Museum, one of the world's most important rare-book collections.

  103. From the Elders to the Kids: What I Wish I’d Known Business Day, March 3

    A group of journalism students asked a group of retirees about their work life, how they should plan for later life, and what it all looks like in hindsight.

  104. In Letter, Art Briles Denies Covering Up Sexual Violence at Baylor Sports, March 2

    Briles, the former Baylor football coach, released a one-page letter defending himself against allegations that he had ignored assaults.

  105. Betsy DeVos’s Power Over Black Colleges Opinion, March 2

    Her comments about H.B.C.U.s were troubling, but it’s her approach to the budget that will determine whether she’s a friend or foe.

  106. Harvard Ordered to Reveal Financial Records of Influential Donor U.S., March 2

    A federal judge ruled that Harvard must produce documents disclosing the bank accounts that a wealthy alumnus, Charles C. Spackman, used to send it money.

  107. Mayor Picks Ex-CUNY Official for Campaign Finance Board N.Y. / Region, March 1

    Frederick P. Schaffer, who retired in December as CUNY’s top lawyer, will lead a board that provides matching funds to candidates and penalizes campaigns for financial improprieties.

  108. The Stone, an Influential Music Space, to Move to the New School Arts, March 1

    The venue, a home for experimental music, will move from the East Village, where it was founded by the composer John Zorn in 2005.

  109. Scientists Say Canadian Bacteria Fossils May Be Earth’s Oldest Science, March 1

    Ancient rocks have yielded tiny fossil-like formations up to 4.2 billion years old, researchers reported. But some experts are skeptical.

  110. Quaff a Brew and Chill to the Violin With Miranda Cuckson Arts, March 1

    She will play material by Steve Lehman, Aaron Jay Kernis and more in the Pop-Up Concerts series at Miller Theater.

  111. Kellyanne Conway and the Battle over Decorum Slideshow, March 1

    After Ms. Conway sat on a couch during the president’s meeting with leaders of historically black colleges and universities on Monday, etiquette arbiters took a stand.

  112. For Many Farmers, Retirement Is a Source of Dread Business Day, March 1

    A survey of farmers in Iowa indicates that many do not have a formal retirement plan. The land, they say, is their 401(k).

  113. The Isolation of College Libertarians Opinion, February 28

    Liberals can’t seem to discuss controversial topics without accusing those they disagree with of fomenting hate.

  114. A Rush to Meet Rising Demand, and Expectations, for Student Housing Real Estate, February 28

    A building spree is happening on campuses across the country as universities try to accommodate more students — but these aren’t your parents’ dorms.

  115. After Backlash, DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges U.S., February 28

    A day after the education secretary called the institutions “real pioneers,” she acknowledged that the schools were not created simply to give black students more choices.

  116. A Film School Where No One Says ‘Be More Ghetto’ N.Y. / Region, February 28

    The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in Brooklyn aims to shake up #OscarsSoWhite. Part of its mission is to admit women and minorities whose stories aren’t usually told.