1. A New Opera Pays Poetic Tribute to the Creative Process Arts, Today

    Hannah Lash’s “Desire,” an allegorical chamber work for three singers and the JACK Quartet, had its world premiere in New York.

  2. Oxford Professor Is Accused of Selling Ancient Texts to Hobby Lobby World, Yesterday

    An investigation found that Bible fragments in a museum started by the owners of the arts-and-crafts chain had been illegally taken from the university.

  3. House Democrats Unveil Plan to Make College More Affordable U.S., October 15

    House Democrats announced an ambitious overhaul of the Higher Education Act that would devote hundreds of billions of dollars to college access.

  4. Why Some Young Voters Are Choosing Democratic Socialism Over the Democratic Party U.S., October 15

    As the presidential debate comes to Ohio, the students in a local chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America are defining their political identity.

  5. Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer Health, October 14

    A critical chemotherapy medication is in short supply, and physicians say there is no appropriate substitute.

  6. America’s Biggest Sports Rivalries? You Might Be Surprised Sports, October 14

    Which rivalries are most intense? Can a team have more than one rival? What if the hatred isn’t returned? Two professors wanted answers.

  7. Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests Health, October 14

    The tests often are positive in people without symptoms, particularly older patients. The result: overtreatment with antibiotics.

  8. Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89 Books, October 14

    Called the most notorious literary critic in America, Professor Bloom argued for the superiority of giants like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Kafka.

  9. How Investigators Could Pursue a Case Against Juul Business, October 14

    The rise of vaping-related illnesses and deaths has put the e-cigarette maker squarely in the sights of the government.

  10. Rome University at Heart of Trump Inquiry Becomes a Vortex of Intrigue World, October 14

    Italian newspapers that have depicted Link University as either a shady diploma mill or den of spies, unfairly tarnishing its reputation, its president says.

  11. Capturing a Portrait of the Electorate The Upshot, October 14

    Over three days in Texas, the photographers Chad Batka and Celeste Sloman photographed a representative sample of American voters.

  12. The Should-Be Solution to the Student-Debt Problem Your Money, October 13

    Income-driven repayment programs cover eight million borrowers, but they could be helping more if they were simpler and reached the people who needed them.

  13. A Play About God and Trump, From a Writer Raised on the Right Theater, October 13

    Will Arbery has brought the world of ultraconservative Catholic intellectuals to the stage in “Heroes of the Fourth Turning.” He’s pleased that they appreciate being seen, not judged.

  14. “A Pretty Dirty Campaign” That’s Left Voters Unimpressed World, October 11

    As Canada’s election campaign heads into its final week, neither of the country’s major parties have managed to shift the vote.

  15. Dying Languages Cry Out in ‘Last Whispers’ Arts, October 11

    Lena Herzog’s mixture of enigmatic film and immersive sound evokes a global crisis of linguistic disappearance.

  16. 2020 Presidential Debate Schedule Announced for General Election U.S., October 11

    The presidential debates will be held in Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee, and a vice-presidential debate will be held in Utah.

  17. Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet? Technology, October 11

    New technology is creating some excitement in the formerly ho-hum world of dental care.

  18. ‘Desire’ Is an Operatic Glimpse Into a Secret Garden Arts, October 11

    Hannah Lash’s new chamber work, for just three singers and string quartet, moves freely between realism and abstraction.

  19. A Philosopher and a Scientist Share a Bench Fashion, October 11

    Alexander Najman’s family is Jewish. Jennifer Hindieh has Syrian roots. Despite family backgrounds, the two soon found they were of like minds.

  20. How Photos of Your Kids Are Powering Surveillance Technology Interactive, October 11

    Millions of Flickr images were sucked into a database called MegaFace. Now some of those faces may have the ability to sue.

  21. A Virus in Koala DNA Shows Evolution in Action Science, October 10

    Many animals, including humans, have DNA left over from ancient viral infections. In koalas, researchers are studying the process in real time.

  22. Only a Locked Door Stopped a Massacre at a German Synagogue World, October 10

    The gunman who fatally shot two people made clear that he chose his target intending to kill as many Jews as possible and that he hoped to impress extremists beyond Germany.

  23. Going to College? Take Their Advice Education, October 10

    We asked readers about their college experience, and what they wish they had known sooner both inside and outside the classroom.

  24. Helping Low-Income Students Navigate College Education, October 10

    With multiyear programs, students receive the same high-end support as their upper-middle-class peers.

  25. For Some Colleges, the Best Move Is to Merge Education, October 10

    Higher education is different from business, and the essence of the school being acquired must be taken into account.

  26. Bulletin Board Education, October 10

    Support groups, Pell Grants, free college for adults — and more. A collection of views and news from a special report on Learning.

  27. 60 Years of Higher Ed — Really? Education, October 10

    The idea that college education is over after four years, or even eight or 12 is so — yesterday.

  28. Radical Survival Strategies for Struggling Colleges Education, October 10

    Mergers, acquisitions, shorter degree programs and major shifts in course offerings are just some of the tactics being employed to lure more students.

  29. Where 4-Year Schools Find a Pool of Applicants: 2-Year Schools Education, October 10

    Colleges, including elite schools, are making it easier to transfer from community colleges, seeing a valuable source of highly motivated students.

  30. An Entire College Team Gives Up Football Sports, October 9

    Down to 28 players, the Grinnell team voted to call it quits with seven games left, out of concern for its own welfare and as a protest over the administration’s level of support.

  31. Everyone Made Money Off My N.C.A.A. Career, Except Me Opinion, October 9

    California’s initiative to allow college athletes to profit from their talent is a boon especially for women and competitors in sports without pro leagues.

  32. Everyone Made Money Off My N.C.A.A. Career, Except Me Video, October 9

    California’s initiative to allow college athletes to profit from their talent is a boon, especially for women and competitors in sports without pro leagues.

  33. ACT Change Will Allow Students to Retake Individual Sections U.S., October 8

    Starting next September, high schoolers won’t need to repeat the entire ACT exam to improve their score.

  34. These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue. Health, October 8

    State officials stripped Stuart Copperman of his medical license almost 20 years ago. Armed with a new law, his former patients hope to file civil lawsuits.

  35. Falwell Settles Court Case Over ‘Pool Boy’ Business Deal U.S., October 7

    The settlement concludes a case that drew national attention over its connections to Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer.

  36. 12 Men Charged With Raping 2 Girls on or Near University Campus U.S., October 7

    Several of the defendants are students at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, school officials said.

  37. Acting Homeland Security Chief Shouted Off Stage at Georgetown Law U.S., October 7

    Protesters shut down a speech by Kevin K. McAleenan, the latest effort by opponents of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies to let their grievances be known to policymakers.

  38. Do Works by Men Toppled by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom? U.S., October 7

    Two years after the rise of the #MeToo movement, educators continue to grapple with how to deal with writers and artists accused of abuse.

  39. Extinction Rebellion Takes Aim at Fashion Fashion, October 6

    XR says it is the fastest growing direct action climate movement in history. And it has the fashion business in its sights.

  40. Extinction Rebellion Takes Aim at Fashion Fashion, October 6

    XR says it is the fastest growing direct action climate movement in history. And it has the fashion business in its sights.

  41. Kurt Volker, Ukraine and a Turbulent End in the Trump Administration U.S., October 5

    Friends say that Mr. Volker, who was President Trump’s envoy to Ukraine, was in an impossible situation. But they also say he was papering over his role.

  42. Now the Rich Want Your Pity, Too Opinion, October 5

    If the wealthy are so stressed out, whose fault is that?

  43. Flash Drought in the South Brings Record Heat Without Rain U.S., October 4

    Autumn is here, and it’s still hot. Here is what we know about the record-breaking temperatures and low precipitation across much of the American South.

  44. Scientists Solve a Puzzle: What’s Really in a Fatberg World, October 4

    The grisly results of an autopsy in the U.K. were made public on Friday, and they were not pretty. But they did hold a few surprises.

  45. Here’s How to Type Faster on Your Phone Technology, October 4

    Get those index fingers off your screen.

  46. For Low-Polling Democratic Candidates, It’s All Within the Margin of Error U.S., October 4

    Qualifying for a presidential debate can be make-or-break for candidates with support in the single digits. But what do numbers that low actually tell us?

  47. Time’s Up for the N.C.A.A. Sports, October 4

    A new California law sends the people of the N.C.A.A. a message that they are going to have to share some of the loot in their coffers. They don’t want to. Shocking.

  48. Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Severe Depression Health, October 4

    Years ago, more than two dozen patients received an electrical implant to counter their depression. They’re still feeling better, a new study finds.

  49. High Medical Bills Set Up Major Legal Showdown in California Health, October 3

    Sutter Health, the big hospital group, is accused of abusing its market power to charge higher prices.

  50. A Star of Y.A. Imagines a Supernatural Ivy League in Her Debut for Adults Books, October 3

    Leigh Bardugo, the author of best-selling books like “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows,” has written “Ninth House,” which features occult versions of the secret societies at Yale.

  51. Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle. But the War’s Not Over. U.S., October 2

    More than 40 years after the Supreme Court first weighed in on race-conscious admissions, the fight remains as fractious as ever.

  52. That Affirmative Action Ruling Was Good. Its Rationale, Terrible. Opinion, October 2

    In this legalistic world, sometimes how you win is as important as winning itself.

  53. That Affirmative Action Ruling Was Good. Its Rationale, Terrible. Opinion, October 2

    In this legalistic world, sometimes how you win is as important as winning itself.

  54. If You Could Ask the Democratic Candidates One Question, What Would It Be? Reader Center, October 2

    The Times’s National editor, Marc Lacey, will be moderating the next Democratic debate. He’s open to your question suggestions.

  55. Next Democratic Debate Will Have 12 Candidates Onstage, the Most Ever Business, October 2

    Rather than split the contenders into two groups, party officials will guarantee that the leading candidates have a chance to face off against one another.

  56. These Butterflies Evolved to Eat Poison. How Could That Have Happened? Science, October 2

    Scientists have unraveled the sequence of gene mutations that enabled the monarch butterfly to thrive on toxic milkweed.

  57. N.C.A.A.’s Defeat in California Shows Limits of a Besieged Juggernaut Sports, October 2

    A California law that will allow college athletes to cut endorsement deals may be just the beginning of the political problems for the N.C.A.A. and universities across the country.

  58. 5 Takeaways From the Harvard Admissions Ruling U.S., October 2

    The process could be better, the judge said, but that was no reason to “dismantle a very fine admissions program.”

  59. Hong Kong Protests Led a Student to Activism, Then to the Point of a Gun World, October 2

    Tsang Chi-kin, 18, showed no interest in politics until this year. After being shot by the police, he could become a potent symbol of the protests.

  60. Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian-Americans in Admissions, Judge Rules U.S., October 1

    The lawsuit presented one of the biggest challenges to affirmative action in years, and is almost certain to reach the Supreme Court.

  61. Columbia Silences Its Marching Band Sports, October 1

    The university has prohibited its scramble band, often irreverent and sometimes funny, from performing at athletic events, and plans to form a more traditional band after the football season.

  62. Paying College Athletes: Answers to Key Questions on New Law Sports, September 30

    California is challenging the N.C.A.A.’s business model built on amateur athletes. Here’s what that means.

  63. N.C.A.A. Athletes Could Be Paid Under New California Law Sports, September 30

    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to allow college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsements. The measure, the first of its kind, threatens the business model of college sports.

  64. When Trump’s Envoy for Ukraine Resigned, a College Journalist Had the Scoop U.S., September 28

    An editor at Arizona State University’s student newspaper beat everyone else to the news that Kurt Volker had stepped down.

  65. Are We Living in a Post-Happiness World? Sunday Review, September 28

    With happiness harder to come by these days, people are grasping at any moment of joy they can get.

  66. 5 New Standout Hotels in American College Towns Travel, September 28

    When it comes to non-student accommodations, many college towns offer little more than a weathered chain hotel. These five standouts provide more stylish (and studied) alternatives.

  67. Joachim Messing, 73, Who Charted the DNA of Viruses and Plants, Dies Science, September 27

    His “shotgun sequencing” helped decode genetic information faster, transforming agriculture, medicine and the basic sciences. One result: engineered corn.

  68. Yang vs. Warren: Who Has the Better Tax Plan? Business, September 27

    Andrew Yang’s proposed V.A.T. and $1,000 dividend would be more practical than Senator Warren’s wealth tax, in the view of the economist N. Gregory Mankiw.

  69. Two-Thirds of College Students Take On Debt, but Amount Is Rising More Slowly Your Money, September 27

    A new report found that borrowers owed close to $30,000. One factor helping the picture: State spending on public colleges is recovering from the recession.

  70. ‘Show Us You Are Not Racist’: Students Demand Answers After Dean’s Resignation U.S., September 27

    A black dean at the University of Alabama resigned after old tweets were recirculated, a move that prompted a sit-in at the president’s office, a letter of admonishment and a reckoning.

  71. ‘How Did We Miss Him?’: Student Death Prompts Inquiries in New Zealand World, September 26

    The body of a male student was discovered Monday evening at a campus residence in Christchurch, reportedly weeks after his death.

  72. Five Years Ago, 43 Students Vanished. The Mystery, and the Pain, Remain World, September 26

    The case has become a symbol of Mexico’s broken rule of law.

  73. Caltech Gets a Windfall for Climate Research: $750 Million U.S., September 26

    The gift from Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the billionaire owners of bottled water and agriculture companies, comes amid growing urgency over climate change.

  74. Prehistoric Parents Used Baby Bottles Made of Pottery Science, September 25

    With the advent of agriculture, parents began feeding animal milk to children, a change in how babies were weaned.

  75. Guilford, Conn.: Proud of Its Place in New England Real Estate, September 25

    The town on the Long Island Sound has historic homes and rolling farmland, forgoing the sprawl and density of some of its neighbors.

  76. Cats Like People! (Some People, Anyway) Science, September 24

    Despite apparent aloofness, cats are social creatures capable of relationships with people, a new study suggests.

  77. College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Scheme U.S., September 24

    Devin Sloane, who is accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into college, was the second parent sentenced in the sweeping case, after the actress Felicity Huffman.

  78. Why It Matters That ‘Emily Doe’ in the Brock Turner Case Is Asian-American Opinion, September 24

    In her memoir, Chanel Miller offers a new understanding of her treatment by the legal system.

  79. We Need More Doctors Who Are Scientists Opinion, September 23

    It’s in everyone’s benefit if physicians participate in research.

  80. Why I Teach Opinion, September 23

    Being a good teacher is hard. So is maintaining democracy. Our political leaders should take note.

  81. ‘It Will Always Be a Part of My Life’: Chanel Miller Is Ready to Talk Books, September 22

    In her book, “Know My Name,” she fills in the details of her life before and after the Stanford sexual assault case that sparked outrage around the world.

  82. The Lists We Live by in Daniel Fish’s ‘White Noise’ Theater, September 22

    This distillation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel, by the director who deconstructed “Oklahoma!,” catalogs the clutter of the American mind.

  83. The College Admissions Trilemma Opinion, September 21

    Why it’s so hard for universities to balance class, race and their budgets.

  84. The College Admissions Trilemma Opinion, September 21

    Why it’s so hard for universities to balance class, race and their budgets.

  85. Iranian Students Set to Start at U.S. Universities Are Barred From Country U.S., September 20

    The students, who were mostly headed to schools in the University of California system, had visas in hand when they were blocked from their flights this month.

  86. Nurses in Four States Strike to Push for Better Patient Care U.S., September 20

    Registered nurses with National Nurses United say current nurse-to-patient ratios do not allow for the best possible care.

  87. ‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You? Arts, September 20

    ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives.

  88. Annette Kolodny, Feminist Critic and Scholar, Dies at 78 Books, September 20

    She was a pioneer in the field of ecofeminism, in which she drew parallels between the ravaging of the environment and the ravaging of women.

  89. University Denounced for Showing Sign Language for ‘Jewish’ as a Hooked Nose World, September 20

    A Flemish university in Belgium has declined to remove videos called offensive, saying it is merely hosting a sign-language dictionary, not adding “value judgment.”

  90. Graduate Students, After Gains in Union Efforts, Face a Federal Setback Business, September 20

    The National Labor Relations Board has moved to reverse a 2016 ruling that eased the way for organizing at private universities.

  91. Saving Money, and Your Sanity, on College Visits (Hint: Resist the Swag) Your Money, September 20

    Most counselors suggest starting near home and visiting a mix of college types, like an urban college, a large public university and a small, liberal arts campus.

  92. The Coaches’ Game Plan: Beat Cancer, Get Married Fashion, September 20

    Aloysia Jaques and Marc Rybczyk, both college basketball coaches, shared a lifestyle and a strong determination.

  93. When Dictionaries Wade Into the Gender (Non)Binary Style, September 20

    Merriam-Webster announced an additional definition for “they”: a third-person, singular pronoun for nonbinary people. And Oxford has been criticized for its entry under “woman.”

  94. Young Voters Still ‘Feel the Bern,’ but Not Just for Bernie Sanders Anymore U.S., September 20

    The Vermont senator benefited from a wave of enthusiasm from young people in 2016. Many still love him, but not him alone.

  95. How Hong Kong’s Unrest Is Spilling Onto N.Y. Campuses New York, September 20

    Tensions are mounting: protest installations are being torn down, and bottles are getting thrown at marchers.

  96. Engineers Sprint Ahead, but Don’t Underestimate the Poets Business, September 20

    Technical skills taught in college have a short shelf life, while a liberal arts education prepares graduates for jobs that haven’t been invented yet.

  97. Milton’s Shakespeare Was Just a Trans-Atlantic Tweet Away Theater, September 19

    A scholar in England suspected annotations in a First Folio at the Free Library of Philadelphia were John Milton’s, so he connected the dots with someone who had studied the work for a decade.

  98. Birds Are Vanishing From North America Science, September 19

    The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.

  99. U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to Recast Tone in Mideast Studies U.S., September 19

    The Education Department is investigating a Middle East studies program run by Duke and the University of North Carolina, citing, among other issues, how Judaism is discussed.

  100. Is It Still Possible to Pay for College? Interactive, September 19

    For many, the cost of college is far greater than tuition. We asked students and parents to share their experiences.

  101. Football Players? Or Lab Rats Who Can Run and Pass? Sports, September 19

    As college teams collect more and more data to improve performance, a player may be asked to swallow an electronic pill to monitor body temperature or wear goggles that track eye movement.

  102. Training Teenagers for Guerrilla Warfare in the Wealthy Suburbs? Welcome to 1969 New York, September 19

    At Scarsdale High School, a social studies class drew national press.

  103. Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year Health, September 18

    Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of the dangers.

  104. This Article Is Spying on You Opinion, September 18

    The same news organizations that do a great job of reporting on privacy problems — have privacy problems.

  105. A New Wave of Caregivers: Men Opinion, September 18

    The shortage of caregivers around the country has opened a constructive path for men seeking work, including some who have served time in prison.

  106. ‘Squash It! Smash It!’: Pennsylvania Implores Residents to Kill an Invasive Bug on Sight U.S., September 18

    Hordes of spotted lanternflies are flapping through the state, threatening agriculture. “They jump, they’re big, they’re scary,” one Pennsylvanian said. “It’s like all of your worst nightmares coming to fruition.”

  107. You Can Disagree Better Interactive, September 18

    2020 is just around the corner. Speaking with people on the other side of the political divide may feel impossible. But it isn’t. Here are three simple tips to use in conversation.

  108. 3 Georgia Teenagers Fatally Shot in Attempted Robbery, Authorities Say U.S., September 18

    The shooting could represent a “Stand Your Ground” case if charges are filed. One of the teenagers opened fire first, the authorities said.

  109. New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents U.S., September 18

    Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income.

  110. Charges Against Another Parent Revealed in the College Admissions Scandal U.S., September 17

    Prosecutors said a Chinese woman living in Canada had paid $400,000 to bribe her son’s way into U.C.L.A., raising the total number of parents accused in the case to 35.

  111. Privacy Is Not Your Responsibility Opinion, September 17

    The idea that you have control is an insidious illusion.