Avital Ronell, a superstar professor, was found by N.Y.U. to have sexually harassed a male grad student. But his charges have met disbelief from some feminist scholars.
Cynthia Nixon has been challenging the governor to a debate since May, but until now, he had demurred. He did not debate his 2014 primary challenger.
Melissa Howard, a Republican candidate, posted a photo of what she said was a diploma from Miami University of Ohio. The school says she never graduated.
Specialized high schools will fill 20 percent of seats through the Discovery program, with offers going only to students from low-income middle schools.
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
Many college-bound students start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in.
Americans care about being nice. How do we disagree with our neighbors about guns?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, in her most drastic move to deregulate for-profit colleges, announced she would end a rule to force them to prove the gainful employment of their graduates.
Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft is the first named for a living person.
What should replace statues celebrating the Confederacy? Six artists imagine a way forward.
Rahile Dawut celebrated the Uighur ethnic traditions of Xinjiang. Friends and family believe she has joined hundreds of thousands of Uighurs secretly detained by the Chinese government.
Sandor Szabo was punched on Sunday. He died on Tuesday. Jamill Jones was arrested on Thursday on an assault charge. The investigation is continuing.
Dolphins, manatees, sea lions, elephant seals and other animals no longer produce an enzyme that protects land mammals against harmful chemicals, including some pesticides.
A long-running experiment provides clues to genes that influence friendliness to humans.
Ledecky will keep training at Stanford even though she is no longer eligible for college swimming, and she plans to work in the university’s Mind and Body Lab as she seeks a psychology degree.
New year, new gear.
A California court said it was “not persuaded” by the argument that there was insufficient evidence and that the Stanford swimmer had sought only “outercourse.”
An increasingly vocal group of Chinese-Americans who were once politically dormant has been galvanized by the fight over race-based school admissions.
He thought he could navigate the city’s real estate market on his own — until the smell of formaldehyde convinced him he needed an agent.
New data on college majors confirms an old trend. Technocracy is crushing the life out of humanism.
Hoping to reflect a broader range of visitors, museums are diversifying their staffs, welcoming a more inclusive generation of future leaders.
The interim president, Wanda M. Austin, is the first woman and the first African-American to lead the private university.
A high school coach laments that students have “become slaves to off-season training.”
Caroline Rhea, Bernie Williams and Battery Dance will be among the others performing next season at the Schimmel Center in Lower Manhattan.
What began as a road-safety protest by middle-school and high-school students is now in its ninth day, met with escalating force by the government.
“We will continue to champion our right to exist on campuses everywhere,” Delta Gamma’s national president said in a statement. “We believe the value of sorority is too great.”
The Asian long-horned tick, reported in New York’s suburbs and as far west as Arkansas, can carry lethal diseases. But no infected specimens have yet been found here.
In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: An interview with the correspondent Jack Healy about “illegal voting,” and some secrets of Harvard’s admissions process.
Since the 1970s, the market has changed radically. It has fewer companies, and just 200 account for all of the profit in the entire stock market.
India’s public universities need better funding and greater autonomy.
Tokyo Medical University was reported to have secretly skewed test scores out of the belief that women were more likely to drop out of the profession.
Dr. Mary Bassett, New York’s health commissioner, is leaving to take a position at Harvard University.
Former Ohio State University wrestlers — athletes grappling with sexual abuse long buried in their memories — are taking their place in the #MeToo movement.
Powerful cancer pain drugs were given to patients with other conditions who cannot tolerate them. A program to curb the practice was run by companies that sell the drugs.
The remarkably successful Ohio State football coach is learning that tolerance for off-the-field problems is at an all-time low.
The city might not be a major hub for video game development, but it’s no ghost town, either. Here is a list of notable projects being created by New Yorkers.
The Smith College student was sitting in a common area when a staff member reported her. The college’s president has apologized and the staff member was placed on leave.
A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.
The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.
Caucher Birkar, a Cambridge University professor, was one of four winners of the award, which is regarded as the world’s most prestigious prize for math.
Being an outsider can cause culture shock. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Sifting through a wide range of courses and degree programs can be puzzling. Here are some steps to help figure out which options might work.
College coaching is on the rise, typically starting in the sophomore or junior year of high school but some parents are going to extremes.
Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.
A report by an independent journalist included text message exchanges suggesting Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s abusive relationship with his wife. Meyer said last month he did not.
A federal judge ruled against a group of New York University employees who claimed that faulty oversight had collectively cost workers millions of dollars.
Fewer than half of university students surveyed knew that female fertility declines after 35, and only one in five knew male fertility declines at 45.
As China confronts economic headwinds, a vaccine scandal and trade tensions, a legal scholar named Xu Zhangrun decided to speak out. It could be dangerous for him.
Ryan Burke, 21, a former member of the university’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, had pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanor charges in the death of a pledge.
Want to play volleyball or field hockey or soccer in college? Say goodbye to your summer.
Antes solo podían hacer las tareas para las que eran específicamente programadas. Ahora pueden aprender por sí solas a realizar actividades más complejas.
A former Princeton admission officer describes the process from decades ago.
The governor is leading across every part of the ideological spectrum, every region, every racial group, every age, and among both men and women.
Dogs with an opportunity to free a distressed owner turned in a mixed performance.
Retracing the steps of a century-old wildlife survey, ecologists find that birds are making remarkable adaptations to climate change.
A joint brief by the seven other Ivies and nine private universities said that a ruling against Harvard’s admissions process would reverberate across academia.
Staff turnover has proved crushing to other college football programs. For Alabama, it’s business as usual.
A guilty pleasure and a taxicab singalong.
Robotic hands could only do what vast teams of engineers programmed them to do. Now they can learn more complex tasks on their own.
College-planning surveys give a peek into the opaque and little-regulated market of data-mining of minors.
The suit, which accuses the university of discriminating against Asian-Americans, has shed light on little-known aspects of Harvard’s selection process.
Ariana Cannavo and John Murphy had a secret crush on each other, but she wouldn’t date him until her crew coaches, a.k.a. his parents, urged them to.
“If the tuition is beyond your reach, in addition to scholarships and grants, consider community service and volunteering,” a college official advises.
A woman doesn’t want her male colleagues to touch her at work, yet their constant “bro contact” with one another makes her feel almost left out. How should she deal with it?
Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, in the latest move to boost for-profit colleges, plans to eliminate rules that forced them to show that their graduates were getting work.
The Ohio Republican said he would run to replace Paul D. Ryan, even as he has been embroiled in a scandal from his days as a college wrestling coach.
Enrichetta Ravina, a former Columbia Business School assistant professor, said she had been harassed and retaliated against, and a jury found in her favor.
A series of gripping letters describing abuse and harassment by journalists, intellectuals and charity leaders has lit up the Chinese internet and enlivened the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement.
The former Stanford swimmer, whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked outrage, did not intend to have intercourse with the victim, his lawyer said.
Working with his wife, he identified an antibody that, in allergic individuals, produces excess amounts of histamine, which makes them sneeze.
Mexican diplomacy plays a key role in preventing another dictatorship in Latin America.
Whether an ant becomes a worker or colony royalty may depend on insulin metabolism.
A new book explores how a “managerial” approach to low-level crimes rather than an “adjudicative” one hurts the communities that need protection the most.
Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.
“What we’re doing is nothing unnatural,” said the author of a study to produce quolls that don’t like the taste of deadly toads. “It’s just matchmaking.”
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed requiring that borrowers prove that they have fallen into financial distress or that their colleges knowingly deceived them to get aid.
Educators fear that the changes, which the Trump administration devised to curb intellectual property theft, will hinder innovation, intensify anti-Chinese aggressions and deter talented applicants.
The allegations against Dr. George Tyndall have prompted a criminal investigation and a federal inquiry into U.S.C.’s handling of complaints against him.
Rose Strauss, whose exchange with a Pennsylvania candidate for governor went viral, has vowed to promote the ouster of politicians who she says aren’t working for her generation.
Ken Ravizza may not be as famous as Joe Maddon, the Cubs manager. But like Maddon, he changed the way people approach and think about baseball.
Admissions policies hurt nonwhite applicants through slippery definitions of “merit” and by giving preference to athletes and children of alumni.
Rising carbon dioxide levels will impair the animals’ ability to sense odors, change their behavior and alter gene expression, the study showed.
Unraveling why tick bites are suddenly causing a strange reaction in some people who eat meat could help scientists better understand how all allergies work.
Eszter Pryor made her first public comments about a lawsuit in which she says a 28-year-old diving coach at the university sexually abused her when she was 16.
She won more than 600 games over 27 seasons. But her reputation was tarnished when she was accused of discriminating against lesbian players.
In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: A look at the University of California, Merced campus, and a visit to Charlottesville almost a year after the white nationalist rally.
How five people recovered — or vanished — after intense scrutiny at an early age.
Ohio State University announced Friday that more than 100 of its former students have come forward to accuse a former team doctor of sexual misconduct.
The ubiquitous plant alters its defense systems in a tougher environment, prompting researchers to call it a perfect test species for study as urban areas expand.
Princess Mako’s road to marriage has not been easy, and now the Japanese government is taking issue with calling the man she plans to marry her “fiancé.”
“Demon” by Anton Rubinstein, better known as a virtuoso 19th-century pianist, is getting a rare production at the Bard SummerScape festival.
A life cut short is revealed through reward cards, drink coupons and arcade passes.
Majority-black cities, like my hometown near Pittsburgh, want to be part of the tech revival. Companies should do more to include them.
Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been divisive in the nation’s leading law schools, which lean left, but anonymous evaluations from his students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown paint a portrait of a popular professor.
Latinos make up California’s largest ethnic group, but they are underrepresented in the state’s universities. Step forward the University of California, Merced.
College students in Manchester, England, painted over Rudyard Kipling’s “If” with a poem by Maya Angelou, kicking off a backlash.
“We don’t want to disconnect ourselves from current creativity,” its director said in hiring Robert Wiesenberger, 33.
The suits say school officials covered up sexual abuse by a team doctor; one mentions Representative Jim Jordan, who has denied claims that he ignored such misconduct.
What if we advised young people to check for nothing less than enthusiastic agreement from their sexual partners?
His enemies paint him as all-powerful, but the billionaire philanthropist believes that his political legacy has never been in greater jeopardy.
While rural areas offer manufacturers some advantages, they can no longer count on lower salaries for workers or finding employees with the skills they need.
A colonial-era law that criminalizes homosexual sex is viewed by many as a blot on the idea of India as a liberal democracy.
The Blanton Museum of Art in Texas is wrestling with how to present Vincent Valdez’s panorama of a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering.
Many famous studies of human behavior cannot be reproduced. Even so, they revealed aspects of our inner lives that feel true.
The city has begun a $4.5 million training program to help all officers recognize and address underlying bias.
In this production of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, Bernstein’s neglected score brings out the characters’ melancholic desires.