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  1. What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? Metro, Yesterday

    Avital Ronell, a superstar professor, was found by N.Y.U. to have sexually harassed a male grad student. But his charges have met disbelief from some feminist scholars.

  2. Cuomo Agrees, Finally, to Debate Nixon on Aug. 29 Metro, Yesterday

    Cynthia Nixon has been challenging the governor to a debate since May, but until now, he had demurred. He did not debate his 2014 primary challenger.

  3. Candidate for Florida State House Admits She Lied About Graduating From College Express, Yesterday

    Melissa Howard, a Republican candidate, posted a photo of what she said was a diploma from Miami University of Ohio. The school says she never graduated.

  4. Elite New York High Schools to Offer 1 in 5 Slots to Those Below Cutoff Metro, Yesterday

    Specialized high schools will fill 20 percent of seats through the Discovery program, with offers going only to students from low-income middle schools.

  5. Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA Science, Yesterday

    With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.

  6. An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep Well, Yesterday

    Many college-bound students start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in.

  7. How Civil Must America Be? Styles, August 11

    Americans care about being nice. How do we disagree with our neighbors about guns?

  8. DeVos Ends Obama-Era Safeguards Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges Washington, August 10

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, in her most drastic move to deregulate for-profit colleges, announced she would end a rule to force them to prove the gainful employment of their graduates.

  9. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun. Science, August 10

    Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft is the first named for a living person.

  10. Monuments for a New Era Op Ed, August 10

    What should replace statues celebrating the Confederacy? Six artists imagine a way forward.

  11. Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China Foreign, August 10

    Rahile Dawut celebrated the Uighur ethnic traditions of Xinjiang. Friends and family believe she has joined hundreds of thousands of Uighurs secretly detained by the Chinese government.

  12. Wake Forest Coach Is Arrested After Punch Leads to Man’s Death in Queens Metro, August 10

    Sandor Szabo was punched on Sunday. He died on Tuesday. Jamill Jones was arrested on Thursday on an assault charge. The investigation is continuing.

  13. Marine Mammals Have Lost a Gene That Now They May Desperately Need Science, August 9

    Dolphins, manatees, sea lions, elephant seals and other animals no longer produce an enzyme that protects land mammals against harmful chemicals, including some pesticides.

  14. Friendly Foxes’ Genes Offer Hints to How Dogs Became Domesticated Science, August 9

    A long-running experiment provides clues to genes that influence friendliness to humans.

  15. Katie Ledecky Crosses Into the World of Pro Sports. It Feels Like Home. Sports, August 9

    Ledecky will keep training at Stanford even though she is no longer eligible for college swimming, and she plans to work in the university’s Mind and Body Lab as she seeks a psychology degree.

  16. 5 Cheap(ish) Things for Every College Dorm Smarter Living, August 9

    New year, new gear.

  17. Brock Turner Loses Appeal to Overturn Sexual Assault Conviction Express, August 9

    A California court said it was “not persuaded” by the argument that there was insufficient evidence and that the Stanford swimmer had sought only “outercourse.”

  18. They Left China to Chase the American Dream. Now They’re Fighting Affirmative Action. National, August 9

    An increasingly vocal group of Chinese-Americans who were once politically dormant has been galvanized by the fight over race-based school admissions.

  19. A Renter Decides Not to Go It Alone Real Estate, August 9

    He thought he could navigate the city’s real estate market on his own — until the smell of formaldehyde convinced him he needed an agent.

  20. Oh, the Humanities! Op Ed, August 8

    New data on college majors confirms an old trend. Technocracy is crushing the life out of humanism.

  21. With New Urgency, Museums Cultivate Curators of Color Culture, August 8

    Hoping to reflect a broader range of visitors, museums are diversifying their staffs, welcoming a more inclusive generation of future leaders.

  22. U.S.C. President Resigns Amid Pressure to Exit Before School Year Express, August 7

    The interim president, Wanda M. Austin, is the first woman and the first African-American to lead the private university.

  23. Stressed Student-Athletes Letters, August 7

    A high school coach laments that students have “become slaves to off-season training.”

  24. Mandy Gonzalez of ‘Hamilton’ to Bring Her Songs to the Schimmel Culture, August 7

    Caroline Rhea, Bernie Williams and Battery Dance will be among the others performing next season at the Schimmel Center in Lower Manhattan.

  25. Violence Intensifies as Student Protests Spread in Bangladesh Foreign, August 6

    What began as a road-safety protest by middle-school and high-school students is now in its ninth day, met with escalating force by the government.

  26. Women-Only Group Ditches Harvard Styles, August 6

    “We will continue to champion our right to exist on campuses everywhere,” Delta Gamma’s national president said in a statement. “We believe the value of sorority is too great.”

  27. An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S. Science, August 6

    The Asian long-horned tick, reported in New York’s suburbs and as far west as Arkansas, can carry lethal diseases. But no infected specimens have yet been found here.

  28. Q. and A.: Arrested and Jailed. For Voting. National, August 4

    In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: An interview with the correspondent Jack Healy about “illegal voting,” and some secrets of Harvard’s admissions process.

  29. The Stock Market Is Shrinking. That’s a Problem for Everyone. Sunday Business, August 4

    Since the 1970s, the market has changed radically. It has fewer companies, and just 200 account for all of the profit in the entire stock market.

  30. India’s Higher Education Troubles Op Ed, August 3

    India’s public universities need better funding and greater autonomy.

  31. Japanese Medical School Accused of Rigging Admissions to Keep Women Out Foreign, August 3

    Tokyo Medical University was reported to have secretly skewed test scores out of the belief that women were more likely to drop out of the profession.

  32. Top City Health Official, Who Faced Down Ebola and Zika, Will Resign Metro, August 2

    Dr. Mary Bassett, New York’s health commissioner, is leaving to take a position at Harvard University.

  33. ‘It Can Happen Even to Guys’: Ohio State Wrestlers Detail Abuse, Saying #UsToo Washington, August 2

    Former Ohio State University wrestlers — athletes grappling with sexual abuse long buried in their memories — are taking their place in the #MeToo movement.

  34. F.D.A. Did Not Intervene to Curb Risky Fentanyl Prescriptions Science, August 2

    Powerful cancer pain drugs were given to patients with other conditions who cannot tolerate them. A program to curb the practice was run by companies that sell the drugs.

  35. Urban Meyer and the New Era of College Football: Winning Isn’t Everything Sports, August 2

    The remarkably successful Ohio State football coach is learning that tolerance for off-the-field problems is at an all-time low.

  36. 12 Video Games Made in New York Metropolitan, August 2

    The city might not be a major hub for video game development, but it’s no ghost town, either. Here is a list of notable projects being created by New Yorkers.

  37. ‘All I Did Was Be Black’: Police Are Called on College Student Eating Lunch Express, August 2

    The Smith College student was sitting in a common area when a staff member reported her. The college’s president has apologized and the staff member was placed on leave.

  38. How to Write a Good College Application Essay Special Sections, August 2

    A strong essay might mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.

  39. The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation Special Sections, August 2

    The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.

  40. Fields Medal Is Stolen Minutes After It’s Given in Brazil Foreign, August 2

    Caucher Birkar, a Cambridge University professor, was one of four winners of the award, which is regarded as the world’s most prestigious prize for math.

  41. Some College Students Choose a School Where They Don’t Fit, on Purpose Special Sections, August 2

    Being an outsider can cause culture shock. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

  42. Choosing the Best Online Program for You Special Sections, August 2

    Sifting through a wide range of courses and degree programs can be puzzling. Here are some steps to help figure out which options might work.

  43. Considering College? Maybe You Should Invest in a Coach Special Sections, August 2

    College coaching is on the rise, typically starting in the sophomore or junior year of high school but some parents are going to extremes.

  44. Colleges and Universities Woo Once-Overlooked Transfer Students Special Sections, August 2

    Transfer students offer racial and ethnic diversity that higher education is seeking and help make up for the decline in high school graduates who might apply.

  45. Urban Meyer Placed on Paid Leave at Ohio State Following New Allegations Sports, August 1

    A report by an independent journalist included text message exchanges suggesting Meyer knew of Zach Smith’s abusive relationship with his wife. Meyer said last month he did not.

  46. N.Y.U. Prevails in Case That Said It Let Retirement Plans Reap Excess Fees Business, August 1

    A federal judge ruled against a group of New York University employees who claimed that faulty oversight had collectively cost workers millions of dollars.

  47. College Students Want Children, but Don’t Know When Fertility Declines Science, August 1

    Fewer than half of university students surveyed knew that female fertility declines after 35, and only one in five knew male fertility declines at 45.

  48. As China’s Woes Mount, Xi Jinping Faces Rare Rebuke at Home Foreign, July 31

    As China confronts economic headwinds, a vaccine scandal and trade tensions, a legal scholar named Xu Zhangrun decided to speak out. It could be dangerous for him.

  49. Ex-Penn State Fraternity Member Sentenced to House Arrest in Hazing Death Express, July 31

    Ryan Burke, 21, a former member of the university’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, had pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanor charges in the death of a pledge.

  50. How College Sports Killed Summer Vacation Sports, July 31

    Want to play volleyball or field hockey or soccer in college? Say goodbye to your summer.

  51. La evolución de las manos robot Interactive, July 31

    Antes solo podían hacer las tareas para las que eran específicamente programadas. Ahora pueden aprender por sí solas a realizar actividades más complejas.

  52. Getting Into the Ivy League Letters, July 31

    A former Princeton admission officer describes the process from decades ago.

  53. With Less Than 50 Days to Go, Cuomo Keeps Big Lead Over Nixon Metro, July 31

    The governor is leading across every part of the ideological spectrum, every region, every racial group, every age, and among both men and women.

  54. Lassie Got Help, Would Your Dog? Science, July 31

    Dogs with an opportunity to free a distressed owner turned in a mixed performance.

  55. California’s Birds Are Testing New Survival Tactics on a Vast Scale Science, July 30

    Retracing the steps of a century-old wildlife survey, ecologists find that birds are making remarkable adaptations to climate change.

  56. The Rest of the Ivy League Comes to Harvard’s Aid in Admissions Challenge National, July 30

    A joint brief by the seven other Ivies and nine private universities said that a ruling against Harvard’s admissions process would reverberate across academia.

  57. Nick Saban Has Six New Assistants at Alabama — and Will Probably Still Win Sports, July 30

    Staff turnover has proved crushing to other college football programs. For Alabama, it’s business as usual.

  58. ‘Precious and Few’ Metro, July 30

    A guilty pleasure and a taxicab singalong.

  59. How Robot Hands Are Evolving to Do What Ours Can Interactive, July 30

    Robotic hands could only do what vast teams of engineers programmed them to do. Now they can learn more complex tasks on their own.

  60. For Sale: Survey Data on Millions of High School Students Business, July 29

    College-planning surveys give a peek into the opaque and little-regulated market of data-mining of minors.

  61. ‘Lopping,’ ‘Tips’ and the ‘Z-List’: Bias Lawsuit Explores Harvard’s Admissions Secrets National, July 29

    The suit, which accuses the university of discriminating against Asian-Americans, has shed light on little-known aspects of Harvard’s selection process.

  62. They’re Now Part of the Same Crew Society, July 28

    Ariana Cannavo and John Murphy had a secret crush on each other, but she wouldn’t date him until her crew coaches, a.k.a. his parents, urged them to.

  63. A Way to Reduce Your College Debt Letters, July 27

    “If the tuition is beyond your reach, in addition to scholarships and grants, consider community service and volunteering,” a college official advises.

  64. Feeling Left Out at an Extremely Chummy Workplace Sunday Business, July 27

    A woman doesn’t want her male colleagues to touch her at work, yet their constant “bro contact” with one another makes her feel almost left out. How should she deal with it?

  65. DeVos to Eliminate Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges Washington, July 26

    Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, in the latest move to boost for-profit colleges, plans to eliminate rules that forced them to show that their graduates were getting work.

  66. Jim Jordan, Embattled Conservative, Says He Will Run for House Speaker Washington, July 26

    The Ohio Republican said he would run to replace Paul D. Ryan, even as he has been embroiled in a scandal from his days as a college wrestling coach.

  67. Former Assistant Professor Wins Retaliation Claim Against Columbia Metro, July 26

    Enrichetta Ravina, a former Columbia Business School assistant professor, said she had been harassed and retaliated against, and a jury found in her favor.

  68. A #MeToo Reckoning in China’s Workplace Amid Wave of Accusations Foreign, July 26

    A series of gripping letters describing abuse and harassment by journalists, intellectuals and charity leaders has lit up the Chinese internet and enlivened the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement.

  69. Brock Turner Wanted Only ‘Outercourse,’ Lawyer Argues in Appeal Express, July 26

    The former Stanford swimmer, whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked outrage, did not intend to have intercourse with the victim, his lawyer said.

  70. Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka, Who Found Allergy Link, Dies at 92 Obits, July 26

    Working with his wife, he identified an antibody that, in allergic individuals, produces excess amounts of histamine, which makes them sneeze.

  71. Mexico and the Nicaraguan Quagmire Op Ed, July 26

    Mexican diplomacy plays a key role in preventing another dictatorship in Latin America.

  72. Worker Ants: You Could Have Been Queens Science, July 26

    Whether an ant becomes a worker or colony royalty may depend on insulin metabolism.

  73. The ‘Social Control’ Elements of New York’s Criminal Justice System Metropolitan, July 26

    A new book explores how a “managerial” approach to low-level crimes rather than an “adjudicative” one hurts the communities that need protection the most.

  74. How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready Well, July 26

    Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

  75. Australia’s Endangered Quolls Get Genetic Boost From Scientists Foreign, July 26

    “What we’re doing is nothing unnatural,” said the author of a study to produce quolls that don’t like the taste of deadly toads. “It’s just matchmaking.”

  76. DeVos Proposes to Curtail Debt Relief for Defrauded Students Washington, July 25

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed requiring that borrowers prove that they have fallen into financial distress or that their colleges knowingly deceived them to get aid.

  77. Visa Restrictions for Chinese Students Alarm Academia Washington, July 25

    Educators fear that the changes, which the Trump administration devised to curb intellectual property theft, will hinder innovation, intensify anti-Chinese aggressions and deter talented applicants.

  78. 50 More Women Sue U.S.C. as Accusations of Gynecologist’s Abuse Pile Up Express, July 25

    The allegations against Dr. George Tyndall have prompted a criminal investigation and a federal inquiry into U.S.C.’s handling of complaints against him.

  79. A Politician Called Her ‘Young and Naïve.’ Now She’s Striking Back. National, July 25

    Rose Strauss, whose exchange with a Pennsylvania candidate for governor went viral, has vowed to promote the ouster of politicians who she says aren’t working for her generation.

  80. A Sports Psychology Guru Dies, but His Practices Live On Sports, July 25

    Ken Ravizza may not be as famous as Joe Maddon, the Cubs manager. But like Maddon, he changed the way people approach and think about baseball.

  81. How Elite Schools Stay So White Op Ed, July 24

    Admissions policies hurt nonwhite applicants through slippery definitions of “merit” and by giving preference to athletes and children of alumni.

  82. Fish Will Start Losing Sense of Smell as Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Study Finds Express, July 24

    Rising carbon dioxide levels will impair the animals’ ability to sense odors, change their behavior and alter gene expression, the study showed.

  83. What the Mystery of the Tick-Borne Meat Allergy Could Reveal Magazine, July 24

    Unraveling why tick bites are suddenly causing a strange reaction in some people who eat meat could help scientists better understand how all allergies work.

  84. ‘I Didn’t Know How to Stop Him’: Ohio State Abuse Scandal Widens Sports, July 24

    Eszter Pryor made her first public comments about a lawsuit in which she says a 28-year-old diving coach at the university sexually abused her when she was 16.

  85. Rene Portland, 65, Longtime Penn State Basketball Coach, Dies Obits, July 23

    She won more than 600 games over 27 seasons. But her reputation was tarnished when she was accused of discriminating against lesbian players.

  86. A Magnet for Latino College Students National, July 21

    In this week’s Race/Related newsletter: A look at the University of California, Merced campus, and a visit to Charlottesville almost a year after the white nationalist rally.

  87. There Is Life After Campus Infamy Styles, July 21

    How five people recovered — or vanished — after intense scrutiny at an early age.

  88. More Than 100 Former Ohio State Students Allege Sexual Misconduct Washington, July 20

    Ohio State University announced Friday that more than 100 of its former students have come forward to accuse a former team doctor of sexual misconduct.

  89. White Clover Can Be an Annoying Weed. It May Also Hold Secrets to Urban Evolution. Science, July 20

    The ubiquitous plant alters its defense systems in a tougher environment, prompting researchers to call it a perfect test species for study as urban areas expand.

  90. He’s Supposed to Marry a Japanese Princess. Just Don’t Call Him Her Fiancé. Foreign, July 20

    Princess Mako’s road to marriage has not been easy, and now the Japanese government is taking issue with calling the man she plans to marry her “fiancé.”

  91. It Was Russia’s Most Popular Opera. Then It Disappeared. Arts & Leisure, July 20

    “Demon” by Anton Rubinstein, better known as a virtuoso 19th-century pianist, is getting a rare production at the Bard SummerScape festival.

  92. Please Take My Son’s Wallet Styles, July 20

    A life cut short is revealed through reward cards, drink coupons and arcade passes.

  93. Who Gets Left Out of the Urban Tech Boom? Op Ed, July 19

    Majority-black cities, like my hometown near Pittsburgh, want to be part of the tech revival. Companies should do more to include them.

  94. ‘Best Professor.’ ‘Very Evenhanded.’ ‘Great Hair!’: Brett Kavanaugh, as Seen by His Law Students Washington, July 19

    Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been divisive in the nation’s leading law schools, which lean left, but anonymous evaluations from his students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown paint a portrait of a popular professor.

  95. You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California? National, July 19

    Latinos make up California’s largest ethnic group, but they are underrepresented in the state’s universities. Step forward the University of California, Merced.

  96. British Students Paint Over Kipling Mural, Protesting ‘Racist Attitudes’ Culture, July 19

    College students in Manchester, England, painted over Rudyard Kipling’s “If” with a poem by Maya Angelou, kicking off a backlash.

  97. Clark’s New Contemporary Curator Expands Its Focus Culture, July 19

    “We don’t want to disconnect ourselves from current creativity,” its director said in hiring Robert Wiesenberger, 33.

  98. Two Lawsuits Against Ohio State Keep Jim Jordan in the Cross Hairs Washington, July 18

    The suits say school officials covered up sexual abuse by a team doctor; one mentions Representative Jim Jordan, who has denied claims that he ignored such misconduct.

  99. Getting ‘Consent’ for Sex Is Too Low a Bar Well, July 18

    What if we advised young people to check for nothing less than enthusiastic agreement from their sexual partners?

  100. George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing. Magazine, July 17

    His enemies paint him as all-powerful, but the billionaire philanthropist believes that his political legacy has never been in greater jeopardy.

  101. For Manufacturers, a Complex Mix Can Determine Location Special Sections, July 17

    While rural areas offer manufacturers some advantages, they can no longer count on lower salaries for workers or finding employees with the skills they need.

  102. India’s Battle for Same-Sex Love Op Ed, July 17

    A colonial-era law that criminalizes homosexual sex is viewed by many as a blot on the idea of India as a liberal democracy.

  103. When the Painting Is Provocative but the Museum Is Cautious Culture, July 16

    The Blanton Museum of Art in Texas is wrestling with how to present Vincent Valdez’s panorama of a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering.

  104. Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny Science, July 16

    Many famous studies of human behavior cannot be reproduced. Even so, they revealed aspects of our inner lives that feel true.

  105. Confronting Implicit Bias in the New York Police Department Metro, July 15

    The city has begun a $4.5 million training program to help all officers recognize and address underlying bias.

  106. A Stranger, Sexier Version of ‘Peter Pan’? It’s Leonard Bernstein’s Culture, July 15

    In this production of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, Bernstein’s neglected score brings out the characters’ melancholic desires.