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  1. What to Do About Student Loan Debt? Letters, Yesterday

    Readers offer suggestions that go part way to loan forgiveness.

  2. 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.

  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. After Admitting Mistake, AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine Business, November 25

    Some trial participants only got a partial dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Experts said the company’s spotty disclosures have eroded confidence.

  6. Edward P. Lazear, Economist and Presidential Adviser, Dies at 72 Obits, November 25

    He was a widely respected labor economist at Stanford who led President George W. Bush’s economic council during the financial crisis.

  7. A Looming Drinksgiving Disaster N Y T Now, November 25

    Thanksgiving Eve could be a super-spreading event.

  8. College Football Changes Thanksgiving Traditions Amid Pandemic Sports, November 25

    Some of the shifts come as universities deal with the prospect of students traveling as a coronavirus surge.

  9. Alabama Tops First College Football Playoff Rankings of a Chaotic Season Sports, November 24

    The final rankings will not come until at least Dec. 20. But on Tuesday night, the playoff’s selection committee gave an early look at how it is approaching the pandemic-upended year.

  10. Happiness Won’t Save You Op Ed, November 24

    Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.

  11. Two Darwin Notebooks, Missing for Decades, Were Most Likely Stolen Foreign, November 24

    Cambridge University Library, which long thought it had misplaced the cultural treasures, has now made a public appeal for information on their whereabouts. The local police have notified Interpol.

  12. Emergency Hospital Reopening on Staten Island to Handle 2nd Wave Metro, November 23

    In a move that recalls the pandemic’s peak in the spring, the hospital is reopening to handle a surge of coronavirus patients in the borough.

  13. Johnson Basks in a Rare Burst of Good U.K. News Foreign, November 23

    The current lockdown is ending and a successful British vaccine could vanquish the virus by spring. But will that be enough to rebuild his sagging political fortunes?

  14. Small Gatherings Spread the Virus, but Are They Causing the Surge? Science, November 23

    Yes, the coronavirus can be transmitted over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers may not account for the huge rise in cases.

  15. Met Museum Appoints Chief Diversity Officer Culture, November 23

    Lavita McMath Turner will lead new initiatives at the museum as it aims to become more inclusive.

  16. They Welcomed Dozens for Thanksgiving. Now What? Dining, November 23

    For decades, a couple have been the unofficial parents for many Black students at Notre Dame. This year, that family is scattered, reflecting on the year’s crises.

  17. Outdoor Learning, in Blustery Weather N Y T Now, November 23

    Mittens and hot tea can go a long way.

  18. How College Students Are Helping Each Other Survive Styles, November 23

    Student-led mutual aid networks have raised tens of thousands of dollars to help peers cover basic costs of living.

  19. AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus Vaccine, Easy and Cheap to Produce, Appears Effective Business, November 23

    In an early analysis, the drug maker zeroed in on a promising dosing plan for its vaccine.

  20. A Quarterback With N.F.L. Potential Pledges to an H.B.C.U., Joining a Trend Sports, November 23

    “I want to be a trendsetter,” said Noah Bodden, who has announced he will play for Grambling State instead of for one of the wealthier, higher-profile teams at predominantly white colleges.

  21. Choose a Gift That Changes Lives Op Ed, November 21

    Educate a girl. Send a young person to college. Restore a person’s sight.

  22. ¿A qué olía Europa? Los historiadores se proponen recrear los olores perdidos en Español, November 21

    Un proyecto recién anunciado y financiado por la Unión Europea catalogará y recreará los olores del continente desde el siglo XVI hasta principios del siglo XX.

  23. As Pompeo Prepared to Meet Afghan Warring Parties, New Attack Struck Kabul Foreign, November 21

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Doha, Qatar, met with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who are at an impasse in peace talks.

  24. Parents Erupt in Frustration as New York City Schools Close N Y T Now, November 20

    “Does the mayor think we’re all stay-at-home moms?”

  25. At Wharton, a New Leader Confronts the Culture Wars Sunday Business, November 20

    Erika James recently took over the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Already, she is enmeshed in debates about race, politics and the role of business in society.

  26. A Cal Football Player Opted Out Because of the Virus. Then Came the Tuition Bill. Sports, November 20

    A committee found that the athletic department broke an N.C.A.A. rule by revoking Henry Bazakas’s summer scholarship. His fight to get it back showed the cutthroat side of college football.

  27. After a ‘Covid Semester,’ the University of Michigan Gets Tougher on the Virus National, November 20

    Like many big state universities, it tried to open with some semblance of normalcy. Outbreaks ensued.

  28. Is This Where We Are, America? Op Ed, November 20

    Some people oppose student loan forgiveness because they want others to suffer, too.

  29. Derek Fordjour, From Anguish to Transcendence Weekend, November 19

    Woven into his new work at Petzel Gallery are lessons drawn from his own journey to art stardom, and from a year of Black grief.

  30. Why 3rd Grade Matters Op Ed, November 19

    Well, many reasons. But Harvard economist Raj Chetty says that’s the age at which America’s “Einsteins” are identified — and lost.

  31. What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In? Styles, November 19

    Prof. Loretta J. Ross is combating cancel culture with a popular class at Smith College.

  32. What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In? Styles, November 19

    Prof. Loretta J. Ross is combating cancel culture with a popular class at Smith College.

  33. When Schools Close, Moms Fill Gaps N Y T Now, November 18

    In a brutal school year, mothers keep the country afloat.

  34. Un estudio en Dinamarca cuestiona la protección que dan los cubrebocas a los usuarios en Español, November 18

    Las mascarillas evitan que la gente transmita el coronavirus a otros, concuerdan los científicos. Pero un nuevo estudio no logró documentar la protección contra el virus entre quienes las usan.

  35. What Did Europe Smell Like Centuries Ago? Historians Set Out to Recreate Lost Scents Express, November 18

    A project announced this week and funded by the European Union will catalog and recreate the scents of Europe from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

  36. A New Study Questions Whether Masks Protect Wearers. You Need to Wear Them Anyway. Science, November 18

    Masks prevent people from transmitting the coronavirus to others, scientists now agree. But a new trial failed to document protection from the virus among the wearers.

  37. Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy Sunday Business, November 18

    While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.

  38. What About Tackling the Causes of Student Debt? Upshot, November 18

    Pros and cons of loan forgiveness aside, there’s a more fundamental problem.

  39. Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice Op Ed, November 18

    There is a place for education in the fight against racism, but we shouldn’t confuse it for the fight itself.

  40. Dolly Parton: Singer, Songwriter, Pandemic Savior? Express, November 17

    Ms. Parton donated $1 million to fund research for a coronavirus vaccine. After a promising announcement from a major drugmaker on Monday, fans are crediting her with helping to save the world from the virus.

  41. As Occupancy Dwindles, College Dorms Go Beyond Students Business, November 17

    Real estate developers are seeking opportunities to buy student housing from strapped universities and convert them into apartments for white-collar workers.

  42. How Do I Deal With Cheating in the Age of Zoom? Magazine, November 17

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to encourage honesty among students when exams are conducted online — and more.

  43. Scary Is How You Act, Not Look, Disability Advocates Tell Filmmakers Culture, November 17

    “The Witches,” a film in which Anne Hathaway’s character has disfigured hands, has resurfaced the debate over depicting evil as disabled.

  44. $73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving U.C.L.A. Gynecologist Express, November 16

    More than 5,500 women were included in a class-action suit against Dr. James Heaps, who is still facing 20 felony counts of sexual assault. He has pleaded not guilty.

  45. Albert R. Jonsen, 89, Dies; Brought Medical Ethics to the Bedside Obits, November 16

    A former Jesuit priest and leader in bioethics, he believed that an ethicist should be part of a patient’s medical team when hard decisions have to be made.

  46. Former Harvard Fencing Coach Accused of Taking $1.5 Million in Bribes National, November 16

    Prosecutors said a wealthy Maryland businessman, who was also charged, bribed the coach to help get his sons admitted to Harvard.

  47. How Will Biden Approach School Reopenings? N Y T Now, November 16

    Answer: Schools over restaurants, for now.

  48. Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind Science, November 16

    Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.

  49. The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You Business, November 15

    Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.

  50. New York City Is Poised to Close Schools N Y T Now, November 13

    Rising cases may end in-person teaching, even as restaurants remain open

  51. Biden’s Education Department Will Move Fast to Reverse Betsy DeVos’s Policies Washington, November 13

    President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has presented an education agenda that is starkly different from the Trump era, beginning with a far more cautious approach to school reopenings.

  52. A College Crush From Afar Gets Real Two Decades Later Society, November 13

    Annette Blum recognized Michael Pearson on Bumble. Both had been at Emory University 20 years ago. When she saw his profile, she messaged him, “My freshman year self is really excited right now.”

  53. What Biden’s Election Could Mean for Student Loans Business, November 13

    The incoming administration has proposed a series of changes that could affect more than 42 million student loan borrowers. Here’s what to expect.

  54. How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving? Well, November 13

    As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

  55. Años de perro: los secretos del envejecimiento que revelan nuevas investigaciones en Español, November 13

    Los procesos caninos de crecer y envejecer podrían ayudar a entender cómo crecemos y nos hacemos viejos los humanos.

  56. Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports and Stalls Spring Sports Over Coronavirus Sports, November 12

    The conference said it would not stage sports like basketball and hockey as coronavirus infections rise to record-breaking levels.

  57. Aileen Passloff, Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher, Dies at 89 Obits, November 12

    Ballet, modern, postmodern: She embraced all forms of dance, pushing students to find “the courage,” as one said, to know themselves through movement.

  58. Harvard Victory Pushes Admissions Case Toward a More Conservative Supreme Court National, November 12

    The court’s rightward tilt under President Trump, whose administration supported efforts to end race-based admissions policies, gives activists a more favorable opening to challenge affirmative action.

  59. Sky Hopinka: Songs of the Earth and the Road Weekend, November 12

    The Indigenous American artist and filmmaker is the subject of two concurrent shows. His work “rivals in visual and linguistic beauty any new art I’ve seen in some time,” our critic says.

  60. Republican distrust of news may be helping election misinformation spread. Business, November 12

    Conservatives are increasingly relying on right-wing outlets and pundits with a history of spreading falsehoods, research has found.

  61. These Researchers Tested Positive. But the Virus Wasn’t the Cause. Science, November 12

    Several scientists working with harmless genetic material have discovered that their research may have contaminated their coronavirus tests.

  62. These Researchers Tested Positive. But the Virus Wasn’t the Cause. Science, November 12

    Several scientists working with harmless genetic material have discovered that their research may have contaminated their coronavirus tests.

  63. Let’s Drop the Charade and Pay College Athletes Op Ed, November 12

    For a long time, I resisted the idea. But after watching the N.C.A.A. take years to enforce its own rules, I changed my mind.

  64. Navy Research Confirms Need for Strict Coronavirus Testing Protocols Science, November 11

    Two new studies clarify how Covid-19 spreads among young adults and expose the limits of quarantine measures.

  65. Navy Research Confirms Need for Strict Coronavirus Testing Protocols Science, November 11

    Two new studies clarify how Covid-19 spreads among young adults and expose the limits of quarantine measures.

  66. Will Any More Schools Reopen in 2020? N Y T Now, November 11

    Philadelphia, Minneapolis and other major cities have suspended reopening plans, as cases rise nationwide

  67. What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them Metro, November 11

    Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

  68. SEC Postpones More Games, Including Alabama at L.S.U. Sports, November 10

    The weekend’s game in Baton Rouge, La., was one of three that were moved by the most powerful league in college football because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  69. Affirmative Action Cases May Reach Supreme Court Even Without Trump National, November 9

    Private lawsuits, including one about the University of North Carolina’s admissions policies that began in court on Monday, don’t require the support of the federal government.

  70. Trading Blame and Worry, Notre Dame Grapples With Celebration’s Fallout Sports, November 9

    The university’s president promised strict punishments for students who break virus protocols. But his credibility on campus is wearing thin.

  71. Thanksgiving Will Soon Empty Campuses. Will Students Bring Coronavirus Home? National, November 9

    Experts worry that some of the hundreds of thousands of departing students will be “little ticking time bombs.”

  72. Dan Camp, Who Created a Mississippi Jewel, Dies at 79 Obits, November 9

    He developed the trendy Cotton District from a run-down area next to Mississippi State, anticipating the New Urbanism movement. He died of the coronavirus.

  73. Plan for a Safe Thanksgiving Break N Y T Now, November 9

    Health officials and college administrators are worried about Thanksgiving. We have tips to students and families prepare for an uncertain holiday.

  74. Old Dogs, New Research and the Secrets of Aging Science, November 9

    The ways that dogs grow and age may provide potentially useful similarities with people.

  75. Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern Science, November 8

    Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people.

  76. Seymour Topping, Former Times Journalist and Eyewitness to History, Dies at 98 Obits, November 8

    He was one of the most accomplished foreign correspondents of his generation and a newsroom leader under the renowned executive editor A.M. Rosenthal.

  77. Prepare for Your College Student’s Return for the Holidays At Home, November 7

    Plan out the trip home and set ground rules for safe socializing. And remember that they’ve had a tough year, too, so give them the space to talk about it.

  78. As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities Foreign, November 7

    Campuses have long been hubs of protest in the city. Now, the authorities have promised to root out teachers who bring politics to the classroom.

  79. For Millions Deep in Student Loan Debt, Bankruptcy Is No Easy Fix Sunday Business, November 7

    It’s an extremely difficult debt to discharge, and only a few hundred people a year even try. Here are the stories of some who succeeded — mostly.

  80. Study Considers a Link Between QAnon and Polling Errors Technology, November 6

    New research indicates that pollsters may not have captured the Trump support swirling around the online conspiracy theory.

  81. Study Considers a Link Between QAnon and Polling Errors Business, November 6

    New research indicates that pollsters may not have captured the Trump support swirling around the online conspiracy theory.

  82. The Latest on Kids’ Antibodies N Y T Now, November 6

    A new study might shed light on why children experience the virus differently.

  83. An Afghan Mayor Expected to Die. Instead, She Lost Her Father. Foreign, November 6

    Zarifa Ghafari, one of the few female mayors in Afghanistan, has been subjected to death threats and assassination attempts, and believes her father was gunned down because of her.

  84. L.S.U. Fraternity Member Is Accused of Criminal Hazing Express, November 4

    Terry Pat Reynolds II, a member of the university’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter, was charged in connection with an off-campus event that left a student on life support, the authorities said.

  85. Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Who Saw a Living Wage as a Right, Dies at 91 Obits, November 4

    A top authority on full employment, she said a job for all may seem unrealistic, but at one time so did the right of women to vote.

  86. In San Francisco, Closed Public Schools, Open Private Schools N Y T Now, November 4

    As the results of the 2020 election hang in the balance, we’re focusing on a district that epitomizes the heated debate over reopening schools.

  87. Covid Is the Big Story on Campus. College Reporters Have the Scoop. National, November 4

    University outbreaks are significant contributors to the pandemic. And the campus paper might be the only one left to cover them.

  88. A Florida feat: One precinct in Orlando reports 105 percent turnout. Politics, November 3

    Every registered voter at a precinct in the University of Central Florida in Orlando cast a ballot in the election. And then a few extra people showed up.

  89. Wisconsin Football Cancels Over Virus Cases. Again. Sports, November 3

    The 10th-ranked Badgers will not play Purdue on Saturday as they continue to struggle with coronavirus containment and move closer to ineligibility for the Big Ten title.

  90. Coronavirus Study in Germany Offers Hope for Concertgoers Foreign, November 3

    Findings from a test event with 1,200 attendees suggest that indoor concerts have a “low” impact on infection rates, providing they are well ventilated and follow hygiene protocols.

  91. Les parents de Kamala Harris, immigrés réunis par l’activisme Noir des années 1960 U.S., November 3

    Donald Harris et Shyamala Gopalan, nés dans d’ex-colonies britanniques de part et d’autre de la planète, choisirent d'étudier à Berkeley, aux Etats-Unis. Le cercle d’intellectuels qu’ils y trouvèrent détermina leur avenir.

  92. Students Vote and Work the Polls, Despite the Pandemic N Y T Now, November 2

    Students are fighting for voting access and helping at the polls, despite the difficulties of the pandemic.

  93. Are You Going Home for Thanksgiving? N Y T Now, November 2

    College students, we know this is a hectic year. How are you planning for the holiday?

  94. A Rapid Virus Test Falters in People Without Symptoms, Study Finds Science, November 2

    A head-to-head comparison of lab and rapid coronavirus tests drew mixed reactions from experts, who raised concerns about accuracy.

  95. Gunmen Storm Kabul University, Killing at Least 19 Foreign, November 2

    The siege lasted six hours as Afghan forces and U.S. commandos hunted and killed three gunmen. An Afghan branch of the Islamic State was reported to have claimed responsibility.

  96. پیامدها در دنیای هنر برای هنرمند مشهور ایرانی زیر سایه جنبش #من_هم World, November 1

    در ایران، نمایشگاه انفرادی آیدین آغداشلو کنسل شده و یک حراجی بزرگ در فکر حذف آثار اوست. در کانادا، دادنامه‌ای خواستار قطع همکاری یک جشنواره هنری با وی شده است.

  97. Famed Iranian Artist Under #MeToo Cloud Faces Art World Repercussions Foreign, November 1

    In Iran, an exhibit of Aydin Aghdashloo’s work was canceled and a prominent auction is considering dropping him. In Canada, a petition calls for an art festival to cut ties with him.

  98. Dispute Over Pissarro Painting Looted by Nazis Is Back in Court Culture, November 1

    A Holocaust survivor wants to revisit a settlement with an Oklahoma art museum over a painting once owned by her father.

  99. Stanford Study Seeks to Quantify Infections Stemming From Trump Rallies Washington, October 31

    The researchers used a statistical model to extrapolate infections tied to 18 rallies, and the study’s figures were not based on individual cases traced directly to particular campaign events.

  100. Lori Loughlin Begins 2-Month Sentence for Role in Admissions Scandal Express, October 30

    The actress and her husband pleaded guilty in May to charges that they conspired to have their daughters admitted to college as rowing recruits, even though neither participated in the sport.

  101. Europe’s Locked Down, but Schools Are Open N Y T Now, October 30

    “We cannot and will not allow our children and young people’s futures to be another victim of this disease,” the Irish prime minister said.

  102. Without More Enforcement, Tax Evasion Will Spread Like a Virus Sunday Business, October 30

    The I.R.S. is on few people’s most-loved lists, yet the agency needs more money to enforce the tax code, an economist says.

  103. They Crossed Paths at Howard but Caught Feelings in a Hurricane Styles, October 30

    “You know you’re going to be my boyfriend, right?” Jaime Oliva asked Edward Williams, long before they began dating. Mr. Williams brushed him off at first but eventually had a change of heart.

  104. In a Lawsuit, Jerry Falwell Jr. Accuses Liberty University of Defamation National, October 29

    Mr. Falwell, who left the university in August, accused his former employer of spreading “outrageous lies” about him.

  105. How To See the Halloween Blue Moon (and Uranus!) With Your Kids Parenting, October 29

    “The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.

  106. Amid a Local Outbreak, a Historically Black University Cancels Basketball Season Sports, October 29

    The outlook has not been much better for basketball than football. “I wouldn’t use the word ‘disaster’ because that would be too light a term,” Seton Hall Coach Kevin Willard said.

  107. Student Voting Surges Despite Efforts to Suppress It National, October 29

    The coronavirus pandemic and new requirements in Republican-led states created voting obstacles for college students this year. Yet youth participation appears to be on the rise.

  108. Death Rates Have Dropped for Seriously Ill Covid Patients Science, October 29

    Survival rates have improved with medical advances and less crowded hospitals, studies say. But the latest record-breaking surge in infections could reverse the gains.

  109. Virus-Stricken Wisconsin Cancels Nebraska Game Sports, October 28

    The Big Ten football schedule did not leave any room for rescheduling games upended by the coronavirus.

  110. M.T.A. Slashes in Service Could Erase 450,000 Jobs Metro, October 28

    A new report found that service cuts could cost the New York metropolitan area 450,000 jobs by 2022, resulting in $50 billion in lost earnings.

  111. New York’s School Reopening is Not Proceeding as Planned N Y T Now, October 28

    Just 26 percent of students have attended any in-person class.

  112. China’s Stance on Homosexuality Has Changed. Its Textbooks Haven’t. Foreign, October 28

    A lawsuit brought by a student is part of an effort to get schools, editors and publishers to recognize that being gay is not a mental disorder.

  113. N.J’s Largest City Shuts Down Again as Virus Cases Surge Metro, October 28

    Newark required nonessential businesses to close indoor operations beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Salons may open by appointment only.

  114. ‘Awkward’ Campus Job: Telling Other Students to Wear Masks Interactive, October 6

    New York University hired students to help keep their classmates safe, and our reporter recently met a couple of them. Here’s what she saw on campus.

  115. 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.

  116. New Cases Have Reached Record Levels in the Midwest Interactive, September 13

    As new coronavirus cases have dropped nationally, infections have soared in the Midwest.

  117. Her School Offered a Path to the Middle Class. Will Covid-19 Block It? Interactive, September 9

    Students at Richmond Hill High School in Queens don’t come from privileged backgrounds, but they go to college in impressive numbers. This year could look different.

  118. What We Know About Coronavirus Cases on Campus Interactive, July 28

    A Times survey of hundreds of schools represents the most comprehensive look at the toll the virus has already taken on the country’s colleges and universities.

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.