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  1. Teenage Girl Dies After Shark Attack in Australian River Express, Today

    The girl, 16, may have jumped into the water to swim with a pod of dolphins when she was attacked, the authorities said.

  2. ‘Bad Apples’ or Systemic Issues? Op Ed, Yesterday

    From the police to academia, we often see what we want to see.

  3. ‘It’s Our Central Park’: Uproar Rises Over Location of New Toronto Homes Foreign, Yesterday

    A plan to build 50,000 homes in a protected green space surrounding Toronto has led to strident opposition and debate over where to house a projected influx of immigrants in the coming years.

  4. Erasing Black History Is Not the Role of the College Board Editorial, February 4

    The way forward is confronting this history, not wishing it away.

  5. How a Radio Producer Spends Her Sundays Metropolitan, February 4

    KalaLea is a listener. Often, in her free time, she will tune in to a podcast, or the sounds of her neighborhood, or a friend’s story.

  6. Balloon Incident Highlights Fragile State of U.S.-China Relationship Foreign, February 4

    Recent efforts by Beijing to mend ties with Washington were showing progress, but the balloon’s appearance over the United States illustrates lingering mistrust and growing tensions.

  7. What Is Literary Criticism For? Culture, February 3

    John Guillory’s “Cultural Capital,” published amid the 1990s canon wars, became a classic. In a follow-up, “Professing Criticism,” he takes on his field’s deep funk.

  8. A Song and Dance Collaboration, Straight Outta Swamplandia Arts & Leisure, February 3

    The choreographer Troy Schumacher, the composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and the novelist Karen Russell teamed up, pushing one another to new places in their mediums.

  9. ‘Hip Hip Hooray!’ Cheering News for Free Speech on Campus Op Ed, February 3

    Stanford University steps back from its list of “harmful” words and phrases.

  10. Are You (Still) an Optimist? These Questions Might Help Explain Why Special Sections, February 3

    It may seem impossible to feel upbeat about the future, especially now. But there are common traits optimists share that can help improve anyone’s outlook.

  11. In the Age of A.I., Major in Being Human Op Ed, February 3

    How to acquire the skills no machine can have.

  12. Someone Called the Police on a Girl Catching Lanternflies. Then Yale Honored Her. Express, February 2

    Bobbi Wilson, 9, was hunting for spotted lanternflies, an invasive species, in New Jersey. A neighbor called the police, but her effort has since earned recognition “from far and wide,” her mother said.

  13. They Outlasted the Dinosaurs. Can They Survive Us? Magazine, February 2

    Sturgeon are disappearing from North American rivers where they thrived for millions of years. And the quest to save them is exposing the limits of the Endangered Species Act.

  14. Inside the College Board’s Revised African American Studies Curriculum National, February 2

    A guide to some changes in the curriculum, and how the new course differs from standard treatments of Black history in American high schools.

  15. The College Board Strips Down Its A.P. Curriculum for African American Studies National, February 1

    The official course looks different from a previous draft: No more critical race theory, and the study of contemporary topics — like Black Lives Matter — is optional.

  16. DeSantis Takes On the Education Establishment, and Builds His Brand National, February 1

    A proposal by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida to overhaul higher education would mandate courses in Western civilization, eliminate diversity programs and reduce the protections of tenure.

  17. Black Americans Are Much More Likely to Face Tax Audits, Study Finds Washington, January 31

    A new report documents systemic discrimination in how the I.R.S. selects taxpayers to be audited, with implications for a debate on the agency’s funding.

  18. Ron DeSantis Wants to Erase Black History. Why? Op Ed, January 31

    This disturbing attempt to erase history is one of the most visible examples of performative white supremacy since the presidency of Donald Trump.

  19. William Agee, Leading Art Curator and Teacher, Dies at 86 Obits, January 30

    His exhibitions and his writings expanded the view of American Modernism, and his decades of teaching shaped future scholars and curators.

  20. Students Lost One-Third of a School Year to Pandemic, Study Finds Science, January 30

    Learning delays and regressions were most severe in developing countries and among children from low-income backgrounds. And students still haven’t caught up.

  21. A Short Seller Costs an Indian Giant Billions Business, January 30

    The Adani Group, the Indian conglomerate run by Asia’s wealthiest man, has gone on the offensive to fight fraud allegations by an American investor.

  22. You Don’t Have to Be Complicit in Our Culture of Destruction Interactive, January 30

    Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass,” argues for a new way of living.

  23. Barbara Stanley, Influential Suicide Researcher, Dies at 73 Obits, January 29

    Her simple idea, for patients to write down a plan that would help them weather a suicidal crisis, rapidly spread in clinical settings.

  24. Easy Does It: Bringing Old-School Wisdom to City Ballet Culture, January 29

    Kyra Nichols, a former principal, returns to the company for the first time since her 2007 retirement to coach ballets by Balanchine and Robbins.

  25. How Will Chatbots Change Education? Letters, January 28

    Readers discuss how students are using artificial intelligence to write papers for them.

  26. See Workers as Workers, Not as a College Credential Editorial, January 28

    Eliminating the college degree requirement for state government jobs is both good policy and good leadership.

  27. Young, Old and Progressive Together Letters, January 27

    Readers write about progressives of all ages. Also: A defense of Benjamin Netanyahu; a gift to the Met; college experiences; H.I.V. programs.

  28. University of Texas Will Offer Large-Scale Online Master’s Degree in A.I. Business, January 26

    Amid a boom in new tools like ChatGPT, the Austin campus plans to train thousands of students in sought-after skills in artificial intelligence.

  29. R.F. Kuang Is Curious About Something … Book Review, January 26

    The author of “Babel” likes to raise questions that bother her — ones she hopes will bother her readers too.

  30. State of the City: What Goals Should the Mayor Set for 2023? Metro, January 26

    As Eric Adams gives his annual address today, experienced observers will be listening for his approach to the economy, crime and homelessness.

  31. How George Santos Made Baruch Volleyball Famous Metro, January 25

    The Baruch Bearcats played their home opener on Tuesday under a new spotlight after George Santos’s lie about having played for the team resurfaced.

  32. As India Tries to Block a Modi Documentary, Students Fight to See It Foreign, January 25

    Officials at a public university cut the electricity before a planned screening, and the government has prevented clips from appearing online.

  33. Harvard or Happiness? 11 High School Seniors Debate College Rankings. Interactive, January 25

    Students describe the peril and promise of the college application process.

  34. Student. Athlete. Mogul? Magazine, January 24

    Now that college players are allowed to cut sponsorship deals, some of them are raking in the money — but at what cost to the rest?

  35. At Rennie Harris’s Hip-Hop University, Teaching the Teachers Arts & Leisure, January 24

    Rennie Harris University aims to give educators a working knowledge not only of hip-hop dance technique, but also of its origins and culture.

  36. Bowling Green Reaches $2.9 Million Settlement in Hazing Death Express, January 23

    Stone Foltz, 20, died three days after attending an off-campus fraternity event in March 2021. His parents said they would use the money to support their anti-hazing foundation.

  37. Biden, Trump and Classified Documents Letters, January 23

    Political implications of the documents cases. Also: The mass shooting in California; sending tanks to Ukraine; protests in Peru; college admissions.

  38. Inside the Hospital Where Damar Hamlin’s Life Was Saved Science, January 22

    The trauma care of the Buffalo Bills player highlighted what is done to overcome cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.

  39. Florida Gives Reasons for Rejecting A.P. African American Studies Class National, January 22

    The state’s Department of Education cites examples of what it calls “the woke indoctrination” of students.

  40. London Museum Removes ‘Irish Giant’ Skeleton From Display Express, January 21

    The remains of Charles Byrne, a 7-foot-7 man who died in 1783, will no longer be on public view, an effort to address what one official at the Hunterian Museum called a historical wrong.

  41. How Charlie Javice Got JPMorgan to Pay $175 Million for … What Exactly? Sunday Business, January 21

    A young founder promised to simplify the college financial aid process. It was a compelling pitch. Especially, as now seems likely, to those with little firsthand knowledge of financial aid.

  42. Betty Lee Sung, Pioneering Scholar of Chinese in America, Dies at 98 Obits, January 20

    U.S.-born, she lived for a time in China and then fled as Japan invaded. She later broke academic ground in New York in the study of the Asian American diaspora.

  43. Ringleader of Sex Cult at Sarah Lawrence College Gets 60-Year Sentence Metro, January 20

    Lawrence Ray was convicted of extortion, sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy and other charges.

  44. N.Y.U. Langone Withdraws From Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Trial in Adolescents Science, January 20

    The B.C.G. vaccine, more than a century old, has shown some promise against diabetes. The university’s move left parents and outside investigators concerned.

  45. Florida Rejects A.P. African American Studies Class National, January 19

    The state’s Department of Education said in a letter that the course content was “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”

  46. Harvard Reverses Course on Human Rights Advocate Who Criticized Israel Culture, January 19

    News that the university had blocked a fellowship for the former head of Human Rights Watch stirred debate over academic freedom and donor influence.

  47. How New York City’s Trees and Shrubs Help Clear Its Air Metro, January 19

    As advocates are pushing the city to plant more trees, new research shows the role of urban greenery in absorbing carbon emissions.

  48. Teaching Writing to Retirees Helped Ana Reyes Stay Focused Book Review, January 19

    As she worked on her debut novel, the author of “The House in the Pines” found inspiration in a classroom.

  49. Inside India’s Cram City Magazine, January 18

    In Kota, students from across the country pay steep fees to be tutored for elite-college admissions exams — which most of them will fail.

  50. Understanding America’s Greatest Vulnerabilities Op Ed, January 18

    Professors are tasked with asking hard questions about the country’s innovation and supply chains.

  51. When Mental Illness Afflicts the Young Letters, January 18

    A psychiatrist and two social workers write about stigma and discrimination. Also: Presidential papers; gas stoves; transgender courage; writing and thinking.

  52. El efecto ChatGPT: las universidades cambian sus métodos de enseñanza en Español, January 18

    Con el auge de las herramientas de IA generativa, muchos centros educativos reestructuran cursos y toman medidas preventivas ante la posibilidad de plagios masivos.

  53. Los Angeles County’s Black Residents Are Most at Risk in Major Floods National, January 18

    Southern California has so far escaped the worst impact of recent rainstorms, but a new study shows a 100-year-flood event would disproportionately impact Black residents.

  54. Columbia Names Nemat Shafik as President, the First Woman to Lead the University National, January 18

    An economist who runs the London School of Economics, Dr. Shafik will take over as higher education faces tumult over cost, free speech and a likely end to affirmative action.

  55. Harvard Medical School Joins Boycott of U.S. News Rankings Express, January 18

    Last fall, the university’s law school joined other top programs in dropping out of the magazine’s annual list. The medical school’s dean said the rankings “cannot meaningfully reflect” the school’s goals.

  56. A Shrinking, Aging China May Have Backed Itself Into a Corner Foreign, January 18

    A demographics challenge has been building for years, but Beijing’s preparations are lagging. Now, many worry that current measures may offer too little, too late.

  57. If You Could Choose Your College Again, What Would You Do Differently? Op Ed, January 18

    Times Opinion asks readers to share their college choice regrets.

  58. After Lecturer Sues, Hamline University Walks Back Its ‘Islamophobic’ Comments National, January 17

    In an about-face, the school said that using the term was “flawed” and that respect for Muslim students should not have superseded academic freedom.

  59. Your Tuesday Briefing: Chinese ‘Zero Covid’ Workers Revolt N Y T Now, January 16

  60. Learning to Embrace Being Short Letters, January 16

    Readers respond to an essay appreciating shortness. Also: How to comfort someone in pain; derailing ballot measures; business schools.

  61. Snarl, You’re on Candid Camera Science, January 16

    Wildlife cameras in Wisconsin are capturing interspecies encounters — and providing evidence that human activity might make such meetings more likely.

  62. Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach Business, January 16

    With the rise of the popular new chatbot ChatGPT, colleges are restructuring some courses and taking preventive measures.

  63. Indiana University Student Stabbed in ‘Racially Motivated’ Attack, School Says Express, January 15

    An 18-year-old student was stabbed several times in the head while she was riding a bus. A school official said the attack was a reminder “that anti-Asian hate is real.”

  64. Auburn Banned TikTok, and Students Can’t Stop Talking About It Business, January 15

    The school’s prohibition brings a geopolitical fight front and center for TikTok’s biggest fans: young Americans.

  65. If Affirmative Action Ends, College Admissions May Be Changed Forever National, January 15

    Schools may need to rethink everything, including recruitment, scholarships, standardized testing and alumni preferences.

  66. Getting Inside California’s Wild Weather, 8 Miles Over the Pacific Climate, January 14

    A Times reporter and photographer rode along with a team gathering data on the colossal atmospheric rivers that have drenched the state.

  67. The Dangerous Decline of the Historical Profession Op Ed, January 14

    Is this actually the end of history?

  68. Leader of Biden’s Covid Vaccine Effort Is Stepping Down Washington, January 13

    Dr. David A. Kessler took over Operation Warp Speed when President Biden entered office, and his departure signals the end of the program.

  69. Idaho Murders Suspect Felt ‘No Emotion’ and ‘Little Remorse’ as a Teen National, January 13

    Messages and online posts from the Ph.D. student now charged with four murders show that he was once detached and suicidal before he became fascinated with criminals’ minds.

  70. Norm Fruchter, Champion of Equal Access to Education, Dies at 85 Obits, January 12

    A lawsuit he helped initiate to change how the state allocates aid to localities reaped a bonanza for New York City schools.

  71. Idaho Killings Suspect Gets Monthslong Delay in Preliminary Hearing National, January 12

    The man accused in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students agreed to waive his right to a speedy hearing on the charges.

  72. Don’t Ban ChatGPT in Schools. Teach With It. Business, January 12

    OpenAI’s new chatbot is raising fears of cheating on homework, but its potential as an educational tool outweighs its risks.

  73. Nuestra deuda con los pensadores visuales en Español, January 12

    Las competencias de las personas que piensan en imágenes es esencial para encontrar la solución a muchos problemas de la sociedad. Y les estamos fallando.

  74. Man Pleads Guilty to 1973 Murder of Stanford Graduate Express, January 12

    John Getreu, 78, who the authorities say is a serial killer, is already serving a life sentence in the 1974 killing of another young woman, who also had connections to Stanford.

  75. It’s the Coolest Rock Show in Ann Arbor. And Almost Everyone There Is Over 65. Styles, January 12

    At the “Geezer Happy Hour,” the “silver tsunami” has been dancing for decades.

  76. She Made History as a Black Basketball Star. Why Won’t Her College Name Its Arena for Her? Op Ed, January 12

    Delta State University should do right by the “Queen of Basketball.”

  77. As Some Blue Bloods Struggle, Other Teams Are Creating More Balance Sports, January 12

    The Big 12 is loaded, North Carolina and Kentucky are unranked, and Georgetown is still looking to win a Big East game. Here are some themes to keep in mind as the men’s college basketball season heats up.

  78. Was Yeshiva University Entitled to $230 Million in Public Funds? Metro, January 11

    The Modern Jewish Orthodox school refuses to recognize an L.G.B.T.Q. student club, arguing in court that it is a religious institution.

  79. Fired by a College for Showing a Painting of Muhammad Letters, January 10

    Readers discuss a Muslim student’s objection, which led to the firing of an adjunct professor. Also: The G.O.P. vs. the I.R.S.; L.G.B.T.Q. life in Alabama.

  80. What to Know About Biden’s Income-Driven Repayment Proposal Business, January 10

    Proposed changes to federal student-loan repayment plans tied to income could cut some borrowers’ monthly payments by more than half.

  81. My Favorite Way to Watch College Football: D.I.Y. Hype Videos Magazine, January 10

    There is no banal color commentary, no players milling around between plays — just athletes carrying a billion-dollar industry on their backs with amazing plays.

  82. National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $28.1 Million in Grants Culture, January 10

    The first round of funding for the year will support 204 projects across the country.

  83. DeSantis Allies Plot the Hostile Takeover of a Liberal College Op Ed, January 10

    Chris Rufo’s “long march through the institutions” starts in Florida.

  84. Ex-Gynecologist Who Abused Patients Charged With Luring Them to Office Metro, January 9

    Robert A. Hadden’s deal in 2016 with state prosecutors required no prison time and angered victims. On Monday, federal authorities took him to trial on similar charges.

  85. No Tailgating at College Football Championship Is Just One Difference From Bowls Sports, January 9

    Fan tailgates aren’t allowed at the College Football Playoff title game. It’s just one sign of how the games have become more focused on TV.

  86. Temple Grandin: Society Is Failing Visual Thinkers, and That Hurts Us All Op Ed, January 9

    American schools are screening out too many of our visual and spatial thinkers.

  87. As Historians Gather, No Truce in the History Wars Culture, January 8

    At the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the raging battle over how to write about the past — and why — was uncomfortably front and center.

  88. Consumed by Murders N Y T Now, January 8

    Horrific slayings brought grief and anxiety to a the placid college town of Moscow, Idaho.

  89. Soy un atleta trans. Prefiero competir como yo mismo que ganar en Español, January 8

    Vivir en la autenticidad me hace un mejor hombre.

  90. Soy un atleta trans. Prefiero competir como yo mismo que ganar en Español, January 8

    Vivir en la autenticidad me hace un mejor hombre.

  91. A Lecturer Showed a Painting of the Prophet Muhammad. She Lost Her Job. National, January 8

    After an outcry over the art history class by Muslim students, Hamline University officials said the incident was Islamophobic. But many scholars say the work is a masterpiece.

  92. The Coronavirus May Spread From Corpses, Scientists Report Science, December 15

    Family members and health care workers should take precautions, experts said.

  93. There’s a Reason There Aren’t Enough Teachers in America. Many Reasons, Actually. Op Ed, December 14

    We are going about education reform all wrong.

  94. Even as China Eases Covid Rules, Some Youths Still Fear a Grim Future Business, December 10

    A sluggish economy continues to leave many young people unemployed, with few job prospects or hopes to tap into the rising incomes their parents enjoyed during boom times.

  95. Your Monday Briefing: The Social Cost of ‘Zero Covid’ National, December 4

    Plus, Iran abolishes the morality police and Russia vows to defy an oil price cap.

  96. Supreme Court to Hear Student Debt Forgiveness Case U.S., December 1

    The justices left in place an injunction blocking the Biden administration’s authority to forgive up to $20,000 in debt per borrower.

  97. A Protest? A Vigil? In Beijing, Anxious Crowds Are Unsure How Far to Go. Foreign, November 28

    In a country where protests are swiftly quashed, many who gathered to voice their discontent — under the watchful eye of the police — were uncertain about how far to go.

  98. Memes, Puns and Blank Sheets of Paper: China’s Creative Acts of Protest Foreign, November 28

    In a country where the authorities have little tolerance for open dissent, demonstrators against Covid restrictions have turned to more subtle methods.

  99. What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home? Science, November 19

    Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action.

  100. Covid Almost Broke This Hospital. It Also Might Be What Saves It. Metropolitan, November 17

    For decades, smaller “safety net” hospitals like Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, in Brooklyn, have been losing money and are under pressure to close. But the pandemic has shown just how needed they are.

  101. ¿La pandemia te cambió la personalidad? Probablemente en Español, November 17

    El coronavirus lleva dos años perturbando la vida social. Un estudio reciente sugiere que ahora somos menos extrovertidos, creativos, afables y meticulosos, sobre todo los jóvenes.

  102. The Pandemic Generation Goes to College. It Has Not Been Easy. National, November 1

    Students missed a lot of high school instruction. Now many are behind, especially in math, and getting that degree could be harder.

  103. Did the Pandemic Change Your Personality? Possibly. Express, October 22

    For more than two years, Covid disrupted social rituals and rites of passage. Now a recent study suggests we have become less extroverted, creative, agreeable and conscientious. The declines in some traits were sharper among young people.

  104. Lab Manipulations of Covid Virus Fall Under Murky Government Rules Science, October 22

    Mouse experiments at Boston University have spotlighted an ambiguous U.S. policy for research on potentially dangerous pathogens.

  105. Laura Anglin, a Leading New York State and City Official, Dies at 57 Obits, October 18

    She was budget director in Albany and “was one of the unsung heroes” in helping to shape the pandemic response as a deputy mayor under Bill de Blasio.

  106. Back to School and Back to Normal. Or at Least Close Enough. Special Sections, October 6

    As school began this year, we sent reporters to find out how much — or how little — has changed since the pandemic changed everything.

  107. With Online Learning, ‘Let’s Take a Breath and See What Worked and Didn’t Work’ Special Sections, October 6

    The massive expansion of online higher education created a worldwide laboratory to finally assess its value and its future.

  108. ¿Quién tenía la culpa de que los alumnos de la Universidad de Nueva York estuvieran reprobando química orgánica? en Español, October 5

    Maitland Jones, un profesor respetado, defendió sus estándares. Pero los estudiantes hicieron un reclamo y la universidad lo despidió.

  109. At N.Y.U., Students Were Failing Organic Chemistry. Who Was to Blame? National, October 3

    Maitland Jones Jr., a respected professor, defended his standards. But students started a petition, and the university dismissed him.

  110. Marc Lewitinn, Covid Patient, Dies at 76 After 850 Days on a Ventilator Obits, September 9

    While no definitive statistics exist, doctors say Mr. Lewitinn, a retired Manhattan store owner, likely remained on the device longer than any other Covid patient.

  111. Remote Scan of Student’s Room Before Test Violated His Privacy, Judge Rules Express, August 25

    A federal judge said Cleveland State University violated the Fourth Amendment when it used software to scan a student’s bedroom, a practice that has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  112. Down and Dirty in Virus-Laden Sewage, for Journalism Insider, August 23

    For an article on wastewater disease surveillance, Times journalists descended underground to look inside a New York City sewage pipe.

  113. Lo que debes saber para proteger a tus hijos de la viruela del mono en Español, August 22

    Según los expertos, los niños no tienen riesgo alto de infección. Pero ofrecen consejos para cuidar a todos en el regreso a clases, desde los más pequeños hasta los universitarios.

  114. Cómo lloramos a las víctimas de covid en Español, August 18

    En Inglaterra, unos artistas encendieron una estructura en llamas. En la costa de Jersey, se grabaron nombres en conchas y rocas. Con más de seis millones de muertos, los monumentos conmemorativos han ido evolucionando.

  115. How to Protect Against Monkeypox as School Starts Well, August 17

    Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.

  116. Wastewater Disease Tracking: A Photographic Journey From the Sewer to the Lab Interactive, August 17

    Here’s how a scrappy team of scientists, public health experts and plumbers is embracing wastewater surveillance as the future of disease tracking.

  117. How We Mourn Covid’s Victims Express, August 9

    In Britain, artists lit a structure aflame. At the Jersey Shore, names were carved on shells and rocks. With more than six million dead, memorials have evolved along the way.

  118. Your Monday Briefing N Y T Now, July 25

    Russia looks to Africa.

  119. Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Understand Long Covid. Why? Op Ed, June 21

    Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh parses what research has illuminated about long Covid, and what questions remain.

  120. ‘Don’t Lose Hope’: Addressing the Breakdown of College Education Op Ed, June 5

    Jonathan Malesic responds to readers concerned about the breakdown in college students’ learning since Covid.

  121. College Enrollment Drops, Even as the Pandemic’s Effects Ebb National, May 26

    A generation of students may be weighing the value of college versus its cost, questioning whether college is still the ticket to the middle class.

  122. Some universities and schools in the U.S. are reimposing indoor mask mandates. National, May 25

    The moves are a sign that while the academic year may be coming to a close, the pandemic is still not.

  123. Why Many College Students Are Struggling Letters, May 23

    Readers discuss the current malaise among many college students. Also: The Oklahoma abortion ban; stopping gun violence; remote work and the climate.

  124. Your Tuesday Briefing: Russia’s Faltering Campaign N Y T Now, May 16

    Plus climate’s role in Australia’s upcoming election and a Covid-19 protest at Peking University.

  125. Jacinda Ardern, whose restrictions buffered New Zealand from the worst of the pandemic, tests positive. Express, May 14

    The prime minister’s rules kept transmission at bay for two years, and by the time the highly infectious Omicron variant hit, the vast majority of New Zealand’s population had been vaccinated.

  126. Nearing a Grim Milestone: One Million U.S. Covid Deaths Letters, May 13

    Readers ponder an impending horrible milestone. Also: Grief in our times; college debt; policies and public opinion; students’ letters.

  127. My College Students Are Not OK Op Ed, May 13

    Late assignments, failed tests, sleeping in class: Welcome to the pandemic-era university.

  128. Lincoln College to Close, Hurt by Pandemic and Ransomware Attack Express, May 9

    The predominantly Black college in Illinois will cease operations Friday after 157 years, having failed to raise millions to recover from the pandemic and a cyberattack that originated in Iran.