Readers discuss Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed new policies and how blacks are disproportionately accused of rape.
The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.
Jacob Anderson, a former fraternity president accused of raping a fellow student, was given a fine and probation for unlawful restraint. Sexual assault charges were dropped.
In a video posted to Twitter, a young man identified as a student yelled white supremacist remarks on campus early Sunday morning.
Also: Britain’s impossible choice creates more political chaos.
A small lizard is among the elite group of animals that race across the surface of water.
The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.
Working full-time for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, he was an author and tour guide whose exuberance brought fossils to life.
Ms. Butina will plead guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent. The case drew headlines with accusations that she used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence Republicans.
A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.
There’s no class in, ahem, college, to prepare us for saving for our children’s college education. Let this guide be your starting point.
We spend too much money on college students and not enough on everyone else.
We focus on outliers and ignore systemic injustice.
If you always succeed in school, you’re not setting yourself up for success in life.
The federal government charged a Clinton supporter, Abul Huda Farouki of the Anham company, with defrauding it by shipping to Afghanistan through Iran.
The state pay committee should insist that lawmakers’ raises be tied to ethics reform.
From the moment the university suspended the coach in August for three games, a special relationship was irrevocably severed.
There is an uncomfortable truth in the current system. No one wants to talk about it.
Moving out on my own was exciting and scary at the same time. Here’s how I got through it.
The beetles are New England’s most endangered species. Now scientists have begun an unlikely effort to return them to the banks of the Connecticut River.
A new study from North Carolina confirms some long-held folk wisdom about race and juries. The good news is there are two doable solutions.
Despite a low unemployment rate, many young adults lack job prospects that mesh with their idealized vision of the post-college world.
Internal power struggles and a revolving door to the post of prime minister have cost the governing Liberal Party at the polls.
A column in the campus paper called the song, “Kiss the Girl,” and the a cappella group’s tradition of bringing people onstage to kiss “misogynistic.”
Astronomers have calculated all the light ever produced by all the stars in the cosmos. It’s a lot, but on the cosmic whole, not that much.
Central European University, founded after the collapse of the Soviet Union, has been forced from its campus in Budapest by the increasingly authoritarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Joël Bons, a Dutch composer with an interest in different cultural traditions, has won the $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for “Nomaden.”
In some ways, Texas A&M seemed like an unlikely match for George Bush’s presidential library and final resting place. But he forged a deep connection with the university.
On Monday, Mr. Bush’s coffin will arrive at the Capitol, where he will lie in state until Wednesday. On Thursday, he will be buried beside his wife in College Point, Tex.
Here’s my annual holiday guide for presents with meaning.
Readers react to David Leonhardt’s argument that it’s an alluring but misguided idea. Some offer their own stories of debt hardships.
In a very public speech last year, Jake Bain, now a college athlete, became an accidental activist determined to change the national conversation about gay teenagers.
The unsettling reality behind a Louisiana school famed for sending black kids to elite colleges. How Les Moonves tried to silence an accuser. The 10 best books of 2018. And more.
The death of a young American missionary on a tropical island at the hands of an indigenous group has left us to wonder: Are they better off with us or without us?
It has eight arms, three hearts — and a plan. Scientists aren’t sure how the cephalopods got to be so intelligent.
T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school cut corners and doctored college applications.
Based on interviews with 46 people, including parents, former and current students and more, and examinations of legal and school records, The Times found the school abused students and doctored college applications.
T.M. Landry College Prep, a small private school in Louisiana, boasted about its record of sending black students from working-class families to top universities. But there’s more to the story.
They have one day left to keep Central European University from being driven out of Hungary.
Baker is still sharp at 88, and Obama is a mere 57, but you couldn’t help feeling that the current climate had left them, and their audience of political moderates, out in the cold.
He was the chief researcher of the marathon Bogalusa Heart Study, which found that reducing childhood risk factors could allay cardiac conditions in adults.
Two swastikas and a slur were scrawled on the walls of the office, which belongs to a Holocaust scholar who has previously been a target of anti-Semitism.
Hunter College, which bought Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Manhattan townhouse in 1943, celebrated the anniversary with historians including Doris Kearns Goodwin.
As his stomach grew and the rest of his body got thinner, Hector Hernandez knew something was wrong, but he never suspected it was cancer.
A survivor himself, he was an expert on the persecution of Jews in Hungary, his homeland, and defied nationalist efforts to play down that country’s role.
Johanna Burton, who is currently at the New Museum in New York, will take on the role at the center at Ohio State University in March.
In “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” Idle remembers the Pythons and other famous friends; in “Professor at Large,” Cleese revisits his years at Cornell.
We asked a group of Native people about their heritage, the country and the future.
An experiment in China to alter the genomes of embryos in vitro, then implant them in the mother, is a step too far.
Institutions have been lobbying for less liability when it comes to sexual misconduct on campus. Now they’re finally getting it.
Taxpayers should not have to subsidize rich people’s donations.
Born in India and later a resident of Africa, Europe and the United States, she explored themes of feminism, post-colonialism and the search for identity.
In a ball of paper, scientists discover a landscape of surprising mathematical order.
Naulls was an All-American at U.C.L.A. and one of pro basketball’s early black stars, playing on three championship teams.
Kristine E. Guillaume, of Queens, made it through a rigorous process to take charge of a student publication once run by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Chinese police are barring Victor and Cynthia Liu from leaving China in an effort to force their father to return. U.S. officials object to the growing practice of an “exit ban.”
In 2021 Rutgers will get a big payday from the Big Ten. Will it be enough to justify years of lousy football, or balance the budget?
St. Michael’s College School was known for tradition, Catholic faith and elite sports. Then videos of hazing assaults began circulating, leading to students’ arrests.
It’s Black Friday. Consider buying some local accountability.
The $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins is praised for its generosity, but some readers suggest that such a sum could be better spent to boost less elite institutions and students.
On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the academy award-winning actress reads a story about miscarriages and fertility gods.
Part of a mid-20th-century cadre of sophists, he wrote prodigiously, and iconoclastically, in left-leaning journals while earning distinction as a sociologist.
Many colleges and universities are taking a leading role in revitalizing local communities, recognizing that development can make their institutions more attractive.
Lou Anna K. Simon, who left Michigan State under pressure, was accused of lying to the police about what she knew of Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar’s sexual abuse.
Should families take politics off the table this year?
The Harvard psychologist says he is no starry-eyed optimist. It’s just that the data don’t lie.
Only bariatric surgery reliably leads to long-term weight loss. Now scientists hope to duplicate the effects with a pill.
Colleagues and commanders alike found it audacious for the president to impugn the lifelong nonpartisan political position of William H. McRaven, a retired admiral and university chancellor.
Mountain gorillas are faring better — perhaps because some humans just won’t listen to reason.
The orange emperor has no clothes.
President Trump has caused a stir with criticism of a retired Navy admiral, William H. McRaven. How did Mr. McRaven, the former Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, become a political target of the president? It all started with a speech about the media.
Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer was joined by the International Contemporary Ensemble for a Composer Portrait concert at the Miller Theater.
Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do?
With modern medicine killing off whole categories of bacteria and viruses — including benign ones that promote health — scientists propose a way to preserve microbes that may rescue us one day.
The donation would underwrite “need-blind” admissions and eliminate the need for low- and moderate-income students at the university to take out loans.
It would be a giant welfare program for the upper middle class.
Let’s eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.
She was seen frequently in modern dance works in New York beginning in the 1960s and taught at N.Y.U. for 38 years.
An annual student competition at Columbia University seeks the rottenest of rotten rhymes and blank verses.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled sexual assault regulations for colleges and universities that bolster the rights of the accused.
The Irish are no longer unique. But when the schedule falls just right, they can be Notre Dame all over again. Two wins from the playoff.
Mike Dickison was a museum curator when he turned to another form of curating, teaching fellow New Zealanders how to beef up their country’s presence on the website.
Mr. Mathes is friends with Sting and did the orchestrations for his musical, “The Last Ship.”
For over a decade, three tenured professors “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped” students, according to the complaint.
An academic is suing the university system for access to admissions records, which he says could reveal whether it defied state law by considering race as a factor.
But several universities are now promising to do better.
We should be thinking more about how much A.I. has changed our lives already, and the future of human-algorithm collaboration.
The University of Texas at San Antonio investigated the episode, which students said came days after a lecturer confronted the student for putting her feet on an empty chair.
Election Day has come and gone. Where do we go from here?
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.
Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab is one of the largest institutions in the world focused on education and research for the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
Can Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado run for president as a centrist?
The Bay Area in California remains the nation’s high-tech epicenter. But New York’s tech work force has been growing impressively.
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren’t easy to learn in the classroom.
The area resembles affluent Bronxville more than it does the rest of Yonkers, except when it comes to the (much lower) home prices and property taxes.
Students who survived the Borderline shooting talk about that night, gun control and their efforts to move on.
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.
The lawsuit marks the first time that the state has brought legal action related to the spiraling opioid crisis against a company based in the Garden State.
The billionaire Richard Liu, who has denied wrongdoing, was in Minneapolis attending a relatively new and lucrative academic program when he was arrested.
A New York University dean and professor, he also advanced his views running for governor and comptroller of New York State and heading think tanks.