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  1. Officials Apologize for Deadly Police Shooting at a Black College in 1970 Express, Yesterday

    Two people were killed and a dozen others were wounded when city police and state highway patrol officers opened fire at what is now Jackson State University in Mississippi.

  2. The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus Science, Yesterday

    Colorado Mesa University and the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard have spent the last year exploring new approaches to managing outbreaks.

  3. Bucknell Investigating ‘Horrific’ Harassment of L.G.B.T.Q. Students Express, May 16

    The university said a group of men tried to enter a house for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students last week. Residents said they were terrified and traumatized by the episode.

  4. Katherine Barber, Who Defined Canadian English, Is Dead at 61 Obits, May 16

    As the founding editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, she turned to “trashy novels” and parliamentary debates to find Canada’s version of the language.

  5. In a Dark Year on Campus, Some Surprising Glimmers of Light National, May 16

    College in a pandemic was not the experience that most students had in mind. But at year’s end, some see positive experiences and insights that came out of it.

  6. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker Interactive, June 10

    A look at all the vaccines that have reached trials in humans.

  7. 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.

  8. University of California Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores National, May 15

    The university system has reached a settlement with students to scrap even optional testing from admissions and scholarship decisions.

  9. Northwestern Athletic Director Resigns Amid Backlash Over Harassment Case Sports, May 14

    Mike Polisky, who held the position for about 10 days, stepped back under mounting concerns about his past handling of complaints of racist and sexist policies in the university’s cheer program.

  10. Ohio Governor Announces Lottery to Get More Americans Vaccinated Video, May 14

    Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio announced on Wednesday that residents could win $1 million for having received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine in an effort to get more Americans vaccinated.

  11. Ladran, gruñen y no son amigables pero, según los científicos, esos perros aprenden mejor en Español, May 14

    A los perros que no serían la primera opción de muchos dueños de mascotas les va mejor cuando tienen que aprender de un extraño, en comparación con algunos canes más agradables.

  12. How Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, Epidemiology Professor, Spends Her Sundays Metropolitan, May 14

    Throughout the pandemic, nothing has stopped her from going into the office every single day (with fresh flowers).

  13. From Newsroom to Classroom: When Times Staff Members Double as Professors Summary, May 14

    While teaching important skills and values to the next generation, they also find opportunities to learn.

  14. University of South Carolina President Resigns After Speech Blunders Express, May 13

    Robert Caslen, a retired Army lieutenant general, was accused of failing to credit a lengthy passage in a commencement speech he delivered.

  15. Should Two- and Four-Year Degrees Be Free? Op Ed, May 13

    Reviving higher education in America requires a holistic solution that ends student debt and restores dignity to educators.

  16. Stanford Faces Two Lawsuits for Decision to Cut Sports Sports, May 13

    The suits are a last-ditch effort by some athletes, alumni and supporters to save 11 sports planned to be cut after this school year.

  17. Shrunken Head Displayed in Georgia Was Returned to Ecuador Express, May 13

    Researchers at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., authenticated the head, which was brought to the United States by a professor decades ago, and turned it over to Ecuadorean officials in 2019.

  18. En Route to the Best-Seller List, Oprah Was His Co-Pilot Book Review, May 13

    Bruce D. Perry talks about what it’s like to write a book with a co-author who needs no introduction.

  19. China envejece, pero mejora la brecha de género: cuatro conclusiones del censo en Español, May 13

    El país está atrapado en una crisis demográfica. Pero las cifras también mostraron niveles crecientes de educación y urbanización.

  20. Inappropriate Behavior Cited in Resignation of Santa Clara U. President Express, May 12

    The Rev. Kevin O’Brien had delivered the homily at a Mass for the inauguration of President Biden in January.

  21. Adversity and the College Admissions Process Letters, May 12

    A Smith College admissions officer says there is too much emphasis placed on the hardship stories of applicants. Also: Money for global distribution of Covid vaccines.

  22. Unearthing the Roots of Black Rebellion Culture, May 12

    In “America on Fire,” the historian Elizabeth Hinton offers a sweeping reconsideration of the racial unrest that shook American cities in the 1960s and 70s.

  23. Bob Dylan Center, Featuring Archival Materials, to Open in 2022 Culture, May 12

    Following the acquisition of the singer-songwriter’s once-secret archives in 2016, a Tulsa-based foundation will put lyrics, photos and films on display in Oklahoma.

  24. Colt Brennan, Former University of Hawaii Star Quarterback, Dies at 37 Express, May 12

    Mr. Brennan, who set an N.C.A.A. record for touchdown passes in 2006 and led the Rainbow Warriors to their only bowl series appearance, had recently completed a course of treatment at a rehab center.

  25. My Beloved College Town Has a Problem: It’s Too Popular Op Ed, May 12

    Bozeman, Mont., has big-city problems, but it may not get big-city help.

  26. Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates Express, May 11

    The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating “blue baby syndrome.”

  27. White House Says Undocumented Students Can Receive Pandemic Aid Washington, May 11

    The rule reverses a Trump-era policy that barred the students from obtaining emergency aid to cover food, housing and school supplies.

  28. One of the World’s Longest-Running Experiments Sends Up Sprouts Science, May 11

    After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.

  29. Robert Slavin, Who Studied How Children Learn, Dies at 70 Obits, May 11

    He favored phonics to teach reading and grouping students with different aptitudes rather than by age or grade.

  30. Key Takeaways From China’s Census Results Foreign, May 11

    The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.

  31. Can You Have More Than 150 Friends? Express, May 11

    A new study questions that figure, known as Dunbar’s number. The Oxford professor for whom it is named, Robin Dunbar, dismissed the findings as “absolutely bonkers.”

  32. State and city universities in N.Y. will require vaccinations once the shots have full approval. Metropolitan, May 10

    The sprawling SUNY system joins a growing list of academic institutions that plan to make a Covid-19 vaccination mandatory on their campuses.

  33. Cal Survived Covid. Now, Back to Its Usual Problems. Sports, May 10

    The university conducted tens of thousands of coronavirus tests, aborted the football season and lost $10 million. Is that light at the end of the tunnel another train?

  34. When I Applied to College, I Didn’t Want to ‘Sell My Pain’ Op Ed, May 9

    Yes, I’m a student from the “hood.” But we have more to offer than our adversity. 

  35. Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School Business, May 9

    The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.

  36. N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In Sports, May 8

    Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

  37. High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled. Business, May 7

    The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.

  38. University of Texas Faces New Outcry Over Old Song With Minstrel Roots National, May 7

    Many students want “The Eyes of Texas” to go. Wealthy alumni insist it should stay. The dispute has become a flash point as universities struggle to deal with traditions spawned in earlier eras.

  39. ‘A Postcard From Our Future’ Podcasts, May 7

    We asked a big question: “Do you want children?” Over 11,000 people responded.

  40. ‘A Postcard From Our Future’ Podcasts, May 7

    We asked a big question: “Do you want children?” Over 11,000 people responded.

  41. Zion Williamson’s Year in College Was Worth More Than He Got Sports, May 7

    His name surfaces again in a lawsuit over shoe company payments to college players. But the surprising part is the paltry sums involved.

  42. Can Companies Require Vaccination, and Should They? Business, May 7

    Employers are debating the pros and cons of mandating workers to get vaccinated.

  43. Biden Aides Quietly Say His Tax Increases Would Help Charities Washington, May 6

    The administration has been making the case to allies that to avoid paying the additional taxes the president has proposed, wealthy Americans would give more to nonprofits.

  44. David Swensen, Who Revolutionized Endowment Investing, Dies at 67 Obits, May 6

    At Yale, a colleague said, he showed “there was a way to compete hard and well in financial markets, but to have our lives be about something that mattered more.”

  45. How a Fourth Grader in 1960 Inspired College Students in 2019 Summary, May 6

    Sixty years ago, a Times article described one girl’s wish to find a pen pal. A journalism class investigated how the story ended.

  46. Grumpy Dogs Outperform the Friendlies on Some Learning Tests Science, May 6

    Dogs that would not be the first choice of many pet owners do better than some of the more agreeable fellows when they have to learn from a stranger.

  47. Grumpy Dogs Outperform the Friendlies on Some Learning Tests Science, May 6

    Dogs that would not be the first choice of many pet owners do better than some of the more agreeable fellows when they have to learn from a stranger.

  48. His Ship Vanished in the Arctic 176 Years Ago. DNA Has Offered a Clue. Express, May 5

    For the first time, researchers have identified the remains of a sailor from the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition of the fabled Northwest Passage.

  49. What Teen Vaccines Mean for School Reopenings National, May 5

    Adolescents could soon be eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, making full, in-person school even more likely.

  50. Meet the Man Now at the Center of the Debate Over Student Debt National, May 3

    Richard Cordray, the consumer financial protection chief under President Barack Obama, will now head the federal student aid office in the Education Department.

  51. ‘We Feel Lost in Time’: Covid Transforms Teen Milestones Well, May 3

    As Sweet Sixteens, proms and graduation ceremonies were disrupted or canceled, kids turned their losses into opportunities for new traditions with friends.

  52. Debate Erupts at N.J. Law School After White Student Quotes Racial Slur Metro, May 3

    A Rutgers Law student repeated an epithet from a legal case, and now Black students at the New Jersey school are calling for a policy on slurs — and apologies.

  53. There’s No Classics ‘Catastrophe’ at Howard University Op Ed, May 2

    Our students will still be studying Plato and Aristotle, but we can't afford a whole department.

  54. The Sunday Read: ‘He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?’ The Daily, May 2

    Dan-el Padilla Peralta thinks classicists should knock ancient Greece and Rome off their pedestal — even if that means destroying their discipline.

  55. Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year Sports, May 2

    The Ivy League, unlike most Division I conferences, decided against spring sports. That has led some athletes, like baseball players at Brown, to find outside ways to train.

  56. Joe Biden Is Electrifying America Like F.D.R. Op Ed, May 1

    My hometown in Oregon shows what the federal government can do — and also what happens when it stops trying.

  57. Linfield University Fires Professor Who Spoke Out About Misconduct Cases Express, May 1

    Allegations of anti-Semitism, sexual misconduct and racial discrimination have led to turmoil on the small Oregon campus. Some have called for the university’s president to resign.

  58. The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now Science, April 30

    Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong?

  59. Germany Sets Out Plans to Return Benin Bronzes Culture, April 30

    The government, regional legislators and major museums said they would make “substantial” returns of the famous West African artifacts starting next year.

  60. The Many Ways Colleges Are Handling Covid-Complicated Graduations National, April 30

    With vaccinations on the rise, many colleges are planning in-person commencements, sowing frustration on campuses sticking to online ones.

  61. ‘They’re Trying to Bully Us’: N.Y.U. Graduate Students Are Back on Strike Metro, April 30

    N.Y.U.’s campus is in limbo as graduate students have stopped working, with their union demanding higher wages, more benefits and less police presence on campus.

  62. AstraZeneca’s vaccine has brought in $275 million in sales so far this year. Business, April 30

    The company has pledged not to profit from its vaccine during the pandemic. Governments have been paying several dollars per dose.

  63. 8 Indicted in Fraternity Hazing Death of Bowling Green Student Express, April 29

    Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old sophomore at the university in Ohio, died on March 7, three days after he had attended an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event.

  64. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Culture, April 29

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

  65. 100 U.S. colleges will require vaccinations to attend in-person classes in the fall. National, April 29

    Private colleges make up the bulk of the schools with vaccine mandates, but some public universities have also moved to require shots, according to a survey by The New York Times.

  66. Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline National, April 28

    President Biden’s proposal calls for community college to be free for all Americans, which may relieve some of the burdens saddling low-income and working-class college students.

  67. Is This the Oldest Bottle of American Whiskey? Is It Worth $40,000? Dining, April 28

    It was bottled after the Civil War, but tests show it was likely made in the late 18th century, offering a glimpse into early American distilling.

  68. What’s in Biden’s Spending Plan: Free Preschool and National Paid Leave Washington, April 28

    President Biden’s latest proposal is funded by raising taxes on wealthier Americans, and it is likely to encounter Republican resistance for that reason.

  69. By Extending Emmert’s Deal, N.C.A.A. Shows Distance From College Sports’ Day-to-Day Sports, April 28

    Mark Emmert’s extension stunned conference commissioners and university athletic directors and reflected some stubbornness as the N.C.A.A. faces legacy-shaping reckonings.

  70. School Superintendents Are Superstressed National, April 28

    After this pandemic year, several superintendents across the country are leaving their jobs.

  71. The Biden Plan for Free Community College Has a Big Challenge Upshot, April 28

    A federal solution has to account for states that vary widely in how much they charge for tuition.

  72. Biden Details $1.8 Trillion Plan for Workers, Students and Families Washington, April 28

    The proposed American Families Plan would expand access to education and child care. It would be financed partly through higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

  73. N.C.A.A. Extends President’s Contract Amid Turmoil in College Sports Sports, April 27

    The decision to keep Mark Emmert until 2025 was unexpected, but Emmert had said for months that he had no interest in retiring.

  74. Hungary Transfers 11 Universities to Foundations Led by Orban Allies Foreign, April 27

    The transfer, accompanied by billions of euros in state assets, will enable the prime minister and his supporters to exert long-term influence.

  75. U.S. pharmacies are told to offer second vaccine doses to people who got first shots elsewhere. Business, April 27

    Any residency requirements will be set aside, officials said, allowing college students who got a first shot on campus to get the second while home for the summer.

  76. Erica Chang, Motivated by the Pandemic to Help, Dies at 24 Obits, April 27

    Armed with degrees in biomedicine and engineering, she wanted to administer health care. Her Covid-19 death came just five days before her father’s.

  77. College Accounts at Birth: State Efforts Raise New Hopes Business, April 27

    Creating and seeding accounts for every newborn is found to have an impact on aspirations as well as savings.

  78. Josh Is the Name, and They Will Fight You for It Express, April 26

    How “pandemic boredom” led to an internet sensation and a battle royal (with pool noodles) of many Joshes.

  79. Howard Students Protest Cut of Classics Department, Hub for Black Scholarship Express, April 25

    Howard University’s board of trustees approved the decision to scrap the program, the only such department at a historically Black university.

  80. Decades After Police Bombing, Philadelphians ‘Sickened’ by Handling of Victim’s Bones Express, April 24

    The disclosure that anthropologists at two Ivy League universities had kept bones from a victim of the 1985 MOVE bombing infuriated its members as well as city leaders.

  81. Past Students Say Professor of Rock ’n’ Roll Sexually Harassed Them Culture, April 23

    Six former University of Michigan students have filed legal papers accusing a former lecturer of sexually harassing them and the school of not doing enough to protect them.

  82. You Still Have Time to Ask Colleges for More Financial Aid Business, April 23

    Here are some tips on appealing your offer, especially if your finances have changed. Schools “are keenly aware” of flexibility needs, one expert says.

  83. Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Way for PCR Tests, Dies at 94 Obits, April 22

    In 1966, he found heat-resistant bacteria in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. That led to the development of the chemical process behind the coronavirus test.

  84. Imagine, Surgery Without a Scar Science, April 22

    A new study shows that a 20-year-old drug prevents scarring in mice. If it works on humans, it could change the lives of those with disfiguring wounds.

  85. Stained Glass That Breaks All the Rules Culture, April 21

    Los Angeles’s oldest stained glass studio, Judson, is collaborating with emerging and established artists to modernize a medieval craft.

  86. Overdue Shutdown of the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Letters, April 21

    Environmental groups write that gains in energy efficiency and renewable power exceed the plant’s annual output. Also: Stewardship of wild horses; yeshiva graduates’ success.

  87. Teachers Address Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict National, April 21

    After a tumultuous year, classrooms are talking about the murder of George Floyd.

  88. Princeton, N.J.: Historic Homes and Cultural Riches Real Estate, April 21

    The Mercer County town has long attracted affluent professionals who take on long commutes in return for the charming setting and top-rated schools.

  89. One of the World’s Oldest Science Experiments Comes Up From the Dirt Science, April 21

    Every 20 years under the cover of darkness, scientists dig up seeds that were stashed 142 years ago beneath a college campus.

  90. What Should Museums Do With the Bones of the Enslaved? Culture, April 20

    As one museum has pledged to return skulls held in an infamous collection, others, including the Smithsonian, are reckoning with their own holdings of African-American remains.

  91. The Climate Clock Now Ticks With a Tinge of Optimism Culture, April 19

    The display in New York’s Union Square, which reports the window to address global warming, now also measures the rising use of renewable energy.

  92. ¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los osos pueden enseñarnos sobre el ejercicio en Español, April 19

    Los científicos han descubierto que los osos pardos, al igual que las personas, parecen elegir el camino de menor resistencia.

  93. Wildfire Deals Hard Blow to South Africa’s Archives Foreign, April 19

    The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.

  94. In Indianapolis Shooting, a Red Flag That Never Flew National, April 18

    Red flag laws are supposed to keep guns away from people who should not have them. That did not happen with the gunman who killed eight people in Indianapolis.

  95. Printable 2021 N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament Bracket Interactive, March 15

    Stanford, Connecticut, South Carolina and N.C. State are the top seeds in the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament.

  96. Printable 2021 N.C.A.A. Men’s Tournament Bracket Interactive, March 14

    Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan are the top seeds in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament.

  97. When the Clock Stopped Interactive, March 6

    The three days last March that changed sports.

  98. Cómo funciona la vacuna de Oxford-AstraZeneca Interactive, March 5

    Un adenovirus ayuda a preparar el sistema inmune para combatir el coronavirus.

  99. Tracking Coronavirus Cases at U.S. Colleges and Universities Interactive, February 25

    Coronavirus cases continue to climb steadily at colleges, a New York Times survey has found. Some schools have announced vaccine requirements for students returning in the fall.

  100. The State of the Virus: 2020 in Review Interactive, December 30

    How the coronavirus spread across the United States.

  101. John Thompson Was Every Black Boy’s Longed-For Coach Interactive, December 23

    A stern disciplinarian with a white towel on his shoulder, he made Georgetown’s basketball team champions.

  102. How the Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Works Interactive, December 17

    An adenovirus helps prime the immune system to fight the coronavirus.

  103. ‘We’re Facing So Many Different Battles’ Interactive, December 14

    Catherine Volcy, like college students across America, is studying from home. She is aching to talk in person with her peers and professors about this tumultuous year.

  104. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker Interactive, December 8

    A look at all the vaccines that have reached trials in humans.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.