The girl, 16, may have jumped into the water to swim with a pod of dolphins when she was attacked, the authorities said.
From the police to academia, we often see what we want to see.
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.
The way forward is confronting this history, not wishing it away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford University steps back from its list of “harmful” words and phrases.
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.
How to acquire the skills no machine can have.
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.
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.
A guide to some changes in the curriculum, and how the new course differs from standard treatments of Black history in American high schools.
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.
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.
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.
This disturbing attempt to erase history is one of the most visible examples of performative white supremacy since the presidency of Donald Trump.
His exhibitions and his writings expanded the view of American Modernism, and his decades of teaching shaped future scholars and curators.
Learning delays and regressions were most severe in developing countries and among children from low-income backgrounds. And students still haven’t caught up.
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.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass,” argues for a new way of living.
Her simple idea, for patients to write down a plan that would help them weather a suicidal crisis, rapidly spread in clinical settings.
Kyra Nichols, a former principal, returns to the company for the first time since her 2007 retirement to coach ballets by Balanchine and Robbins.
Readers discuss how students are using artificial intelligence to write papers for them.
Eliminating the college degree requirement for state government jobs is both good policy and good leadership.
Readers write about progressives of all ages. Also: A defense of Benjamin Netanyahu; a gift to the Met; college experiences; H.I.V. programs.
Amid a boom in new tools like ChatGPT, the Austin campus plans to train thousands of students in sought-after skills in artificial intelligence.
The author of “Babel” likes to raise questions that bother her — ones she hopes will bother her readers too.
As Eric Adams gives his annual address today, experienced observers will be listening for his approach to the economy, crime and homelessness.
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.
Officials at a public university cut the electricity before a planned screening, and the government has prevented clips from appearing online.
Students describe the peril and promise of the college application process.
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?
Rennie Harris University aims to give educators a working knowledge not only of hip-hop dance technique, but also of its origins and culture.
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.
Political implications of the documents cases. Also: The mass shooting in California; sending tanks to Ukraine; protests in Peru; college admissions.
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.
The state’s Department of Education cites examples of what it calls “the woke indoctrination” of students.
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.
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.
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.
Lawrence Ray was convicted of extortion, sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy and other charges.
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.
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.”
News that the university had blocked a fellowship for the former head of Human Rights Watch stirred debate over academic freedom and donor influence.
As advocates are pushing the city to plant more trees, new research shows the role of urban greenery in absorbing carbon emissions.
As she worked on her debut novel, the author of “The House in the Pines” found inspiration in a classroom.
In Kota, students from across the country pay steep fees to be tutored for elite-college admissions exams — which most of them will fail.
Professors are tasked with asking hard questions about the country’s innovation and supply chains.
A psychiatrist and two social workers write about stigma and discrimination. Also: Presidential papers; gas stoves; transgender courage; writing and thinking.
Con el auge de las herramientas de IA generativa, muchos centros educativos reestructuran cursos y toman medidas preventivas ante la posibilidad de plagios masivos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Times Opinion asks readers to share their college choice regrets.
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.
Readers respond to an essay appreciating shortness. Also: How to comfort someone in pain; derailing ballot measures; business schools.
Wildlife cameras in Wisconsin are capturing interspecies encounters — and providing evidence that human activity might make such meetings more likely.
With the rise of the popular new chatbot ChatGPT, colleges are restructuring some courses and taking preventive measures.
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.”
The school’s prohibition brings a geopolitical fight front and center for TikTok’s biggest fans: young Americans.
Schools may need to rethink everything, including recruitment, scholarships, standardized testing and alumni preferences.
A Times reporter and photographer rode along with a team gathering data on the colossal atmospheric rivers that have drenched the state.
Is this actually the end of history?
Dr. David A. Kessler took over Operation Warp Speed when President Biden entered office, and his departure signals the end of the program.
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.
A lawsuit he helped initiate to change how the state allocates aid to localities reaped a bonanza for New York City schools.
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.
OpenAI’s new chatbot is raising fears of cheating on homework, but its potential as an educational tool outweighs its risks.
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.
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.
At the “Geezer Happy Hour,” the “silver tsunami” has been dancing for decades.
Delta State University should do right by the “Queen of Basketball.”
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.
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.
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.
Proposed changes to federal student-loan repayment plans tied to income could cut some borrowers’ monthly payments by more than half.
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.
The first round of funding for the year will support 204 projects across the country.
Chris Rufo’s “long march through the institutions” starts in Florida.
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.
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.
American schools are screening out too many of our visual and spatial thinkers.
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.
Horrific slayings brought grief and anxiety to a the placid college town of Moscow, Idaho.
Vivir en la autenticidad me hace un mejor hombre.
Vivir en la autenticidad me hace un mejor hombre.
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.
Family members and health care workers should take precautions, experts said.
We are going about education reform all wrong.
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.
Plus, Iran abolishes the morality police and Russia vows to defy an oil price cap.
The justices left in place an injunction blocking the Biden administration’s authority to forgive up to $20,000 in debt per borrower.
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.
In a country where the authorities have little tolerance for open dissent, demonstrators against Covid restrictions have turned to more subtle methods.
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.
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.
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.
Students missed a lot of high school instruction. Now many are behind, especially in math, and getting that degree could be harder.
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.
Mouse experiments at Boston University have spotlighted an ambiguous U.S. policy for research on potentially dangerous pathogens.
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.
As school began this year, we sent reporters to find out how much — or how little — has changed since the pandemic changed everything.
The massive expansion of online higher education created a worldwide laboratory to finally assess its value and its future.
Maitland Jones, un profesor respetado, defendió sus estándares. Pero los estudiantes hicieron un reclamo y la universidad lo despidió.
Maitland Jones Jr., a respected professor, defended his standards. But students started a petition, and the university dismissed him.
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.
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.
For an article on wastewater disease surveillance, Times journalists descended underground to look inside a New York City sewage pipe.
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.
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.
Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.
Here’s how a scrappy team of scientists, public health experts and plumbers is embracing wastewater surveillance as the future of disease tracking.
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.
Russia looks to Africa.
Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh parses what research has illuminated about long Covid, and what questions remain.
Jonathan Malesic responds to readers concerned about the breakdown in college students’ learning since Covid.
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.
The moves are a sign that while the academic year may be coming to a close, the pandemic is still not.
Readers discuss the current malaise among many college students. Also: The Oklahoma abortion ban; stopping gun violence; remote work and the climate.
Plus climate’s role in Australia’s upcoming election and a Covid-19 protest at Peking University.
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.
Readers ponder an impending horrible milestone. Also: Grief in our times; college debt; policies and public opinion; students’ letters.
Late assignments, failed tests, sleeping in class: Welcome to the pandemic-era university.
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.