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  1. I’m a Campus Sexual Assault Activist. It’s Time to Reimagine How We Punish Sex Crimes. Op Ed, Yesterday

    We cannot jail, fire or expel our way out of this crisis. We need other options.

  2. College Endowments Opt for Alternative, and Less Lucrative, Route Business, Yesterday

    The allure of investment options like hedge funds and venture capital remains strong for universities, even though standard stock index funds have outperformed them in the last 10 years.

  3. Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort Op Ed, Yesterday

    Journalism under the siege of the perpetually enraged reader.

  4. University Pulls Back on Pollution Study That Supported Its Benefactor Business, February 21

    The president of Tennessee Technological University wrote to the E.P.A. saying the accuracy of the emissions study had been called into question.

  5. Black History Month Menu at N.Y.U.: Kool-Aid, Watermelon and Controversy Express, February 21

    New York University’s president apologized for the “inexcusably insensitive” menu, which was planned by two employees of the food service company Aramark.

  6. A Jeweled 19th-Century Doll Sets a Record and Heads for a New Museum Culture, February 21

    The French doll, with a necklace of gems containing tiny photographs, brought $333,500 at auction in January. It will be in the collection of the Barry Art Museum.

  7. In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over Science, February 20

    Scientists used a variety of tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology to discover hidden details in the artist’s paintings and sculptures.

  8. Yale’s Famed Whiffenpoofs Singing Group Admits First Woman Metro, February 20

    After almost 110 years, the “gentleman songsters off on a spree” have added a female tenor to the ranks.

  9. Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal Sports, February 20

    The program was ordered to vacate 123 victories, including two trips to the Final Four, as punishment for a case involving players and prostitutes.

  10. The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds Well, February 20

    People who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and processed foods lost weight without worrying about calories or portion size.

  11. Now It Can Be Told: Barbara Stevens Has 1,000 Victories to Her Name Sports, February 20

    The Division II women’s basketball coach has spent 32 years at Bentley, which is not far from Boston but is far out of the limelight. And all she has done in that time is excel.

  12. Philadelphia’s First Step to a Platform of Innovation Business, February 20

    Drexel Square kicks off a 20-year, $3.5 billion development that aims to create a hub for technology and life-sciences companies called Schuylkill Yards.

  13. The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens Well, February 20

    Many in this driven generation believe they can’t move forward without beating themselves up.

  14. Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify Foreign, February 19

    The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.

  15. Who Made My Puzzle?: Laura Braunstein Games, February 19

    This month’s spotlight is on the constructor Laura Braunstein.

  16. Finding a Lock of George Washington’s Hair, and a Link to American History Metro, February 18

    A librarian going through a book at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., found a thin envelope that may add to the odd history of a founding father’s hair.

  17. African Immigrants Find an Open Door at a Bronx College Metro, February 18

    Bronx Community College has seen its enrollment of African students climb to nearly 1,000 from 200 a decade ago.

  18. Cool-Looking and Sweet, Juul Is a Vice Teens Can’t Resist Metropolitan, February 16

    The e-cigarettes, in flavors like Mango and Fruit Medley, offer rebellion in a sharply designed package that appeals to a driven generation.

  19. Private College Applications Rise Despite Cuomo Tuition Plan Metro, February 16

    Many schools have offered their own scholarships to compete with the state’s Excelsior program, which pays tuition at CUNY and SUNY for some students.

  20. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Next Lion of New York Metropolitan, February 16

    The unifying voice of the Obama years digs in for a fractious new era and a second child.

  21. Ryan Donato Goes From Harvard to Olympic Hockey Stardom Sports, February 16

    The junior forward scored both goals for the United States in a 2-1 win against Slovakia. His reward? The Russians.

  22. Diplomats in Cuba Suffered Brain Injuries. Experts Still Don’t Know Why. Foreign, February 15

    After examining 21 American diplomats said to have been victims of a mysterious “attack” in Havana, medical experts found concussion-like damage but no obvious causes.

  23. A University of, by and for the People Op Ed, February 15

    Land-grant colleges give all Americans access to an education no matter how much money their parents have.

  24. Minnesota’s Reggie Lynch Won’t Appeal Sexual Assault Ruling Sports, February 15

    The decision by Lynch, 23, a standout defensive center in the Big Ten, not to appeal a ruling expelling him, effectively ended his college career.

  25. How $225,000 Can Help Secure a Pollution Loophole at Trump’s E.P.A. Investigative, February 15

    A Tennessee truck dealership lavished a local Republican congresswoman with campaign donations. It also sells “Make Trucks Great Again” caps.

  26. You Up? College in the Age of Tinder Op Ed, February 14

    Some found love; others learned valuable lessons about time stamps.

  27. Donald Lynden-Bell, Quasar and Black Hole Expert, Dies at 82 Obits, February 14

    An astrophysicist, he joined six colleagues in suggesting that the universe is expanding sideways, and not evenly, challenging conventional theories.

  28. Judges Say Throw Out the Map. Lawmakers Say Throw Out the Judges. National, February 14

    Legislative unhappiness over a court ruling on Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered congressional map highlights a growing trend toward punishing courts for controversial rulings.

  29. Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope Gregory and the Rabbits Science, February 13

    Scientists have often recounted a story about the domestication of rabbits involving a pope and Lent. But it’s just not true.

  30. Blackstone Gives Investors Continuity, Whether They Wanted It or Not Business, February 13

    Blackstone may think of itself as a disruptive investor, but its approach to succession planning is anything but.

  31. Second Federal Judge Issues Injunction to Keep DACA in Place Metro, February 13

    The injunction by a Brooklyn federal judge spares the program for young undocumented immigrants and comes one month after a similar ruling in San Francisco.

  32. A New Home for Angela Davis’s Papers (and Her ‘Wanted’ Poster) Culture, February 13

    The papers of Angela Davis, just acquired by Harvard, trace her evolution from obscure philosophy professor to global icon to prophetic voice on mass incarceration.

  33. As a School Moves Out of Renewal, Can Its Progress Be Sustained? Metro, February 13

    DreamYard Prep was part of the city’s program for low-performing schools. Now it has been deemed a Rise school, and over time the intensive support will wane.

  34. Do I Have to Spring for My Kid to Go to an Elite College? Magazine, February 13

    The magazine’s Ethicist column on a parent’s duty to weigh the benefit of college against the cost and what is owed to a fixer in a war-torn country.

  35. Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It Business, February 12

    Schools that helped produce some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent leaders are hustling to bring a more medicine-like morality to computer science.

  36. Berklee College Expands Online, to Graduate Degrees Culture, February 12

    Applications for the graduate programs — a master of music in music production and a master of arts in music business — will be accepted starting Feb. 21.

  37. The Berea College Carve-Out Op Ed, February 12

    It’s part of pattern: Trumpism for thee and not for me.

  38. Harvard Chooses Lawrence Bacow as Its Next President National, February 11

    Mr. Bacow, a former head of Tufts University who is known as a capable manager, is seen as a safe choice at a time when the university is under pressure from Washington.

  39. The Problem With Parole Editorial, February 11

    The state could adopt several common-sense reforms to reduce the number of people in prison, often for minor rule violations.

  40. Trumpism for Thee, but Not for Me Op Ed, February 11

    The president keeps protecting his supporters from his own policies.

  41. The Student Loan Serenity Prayer Op Ed, February 10

    College was great, but no one mentioned how soul crushing my debt would be.

  42. An American Goalie’s Hot Hand Takes Her All the Way to the Olympics Sports, February 9

    Maddie Rooney, a little-known goaltender at Minnesota-Duluth, has had a whirlwind year that led her to a spot on the United States Olympic women’s hockey team.

  43. In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job Washington, February 9

    In the last 12 months, there isn’t much Ms. DeVos has done that hasn’t been met with a barrage of backlash. But in a wide-ranging interview, she said her agenda had not been derailed.

  44. Insurance 101: Butler Undergrads Write Coverage for Dogs and Pianos Business, February 9

    Most undergraduates never discover that insurance is interesting. Butler University is trying to change that through a student-run insurance company.

  45. Promising Malaria Drug Has a Striking Drawback: Blue Urine Science, February 9

    Methylene blue, a laboratory dye, safely kills parasites before mosquitoes can pass them on — but has a vivid side effect that patients dislike.

  46. Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million Express, February 9

    And state lawmakers have dispensed with commas altogether in the relevant provision of the law.

  47. Welcoming a Black Female Composer Into the Canon. Finally. Arts & Leisure, February 9

    Florence Price, the first black woman to have her music played by a major American orchestra, is having a moment after a trove of her scores was rediscovered.

  48. What’s Hidden in the Senate Spending Bill? Washington, February 8

    Tax breaks for horse owners, energy credits and a small college in Kentucky are among the provisions tucked into the Senate spending bill headed for a vote.

  49. Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus Business, February 8

    From New York University to Berkeley, Bitcoin has set off a dash to understand the technology and economic risks of virtual currency.

  50. Everyone a Changemaker Op Ed, February 8

    The inventor of the term “social entrepreneur,” Bill Drayton, has a challenge for the world.

  51. On the Market in New York and New Jersey Slideshow, February 8

    This week’s properties include a four-bedroom in Lawrence Township, N.J., and a six-bedroom in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

  52. St. John’s Beats Another Top-Five Team: No. 1 Villanova Sports, February 7

    The Red Storm earned its first conference win of the season in stunning fashion, beating the top-ranked team in the country on its home court.

  53. ‘Cheddar Man,’ Britain’s Oldest Skeleton, Had Dark Skin, DNA Shows Foreign, February 7

    New research adds to a growing body of evidence showing how the British Isles received waves of immigrants over tens of thousands of years.

  54. National Signing Day: What Became of the Nation’s No. 1 Recruits Interactive, February 7

    Plenty of time and energy is spent ranking high school football prospects. But the players at the top of the heap don’t often enjoy long careers.

  55. Duke’s Grayson Allen, All Grown Up Sports, February 7

    Once a rising star with a nasty habit of tripping opponents, Allen, the lone senior on Duke’s men’s basketball team, has evolved into the leader of a team of star freshmen.

  56. What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn Magazine, February 7

    American adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know — and it’s shaping their ideas about pleasure, power and intimacy. Can they be taught to see it more critically?

  57. New Trial Ordered in Brooklyn in 2003 Slaying of College Student Metro, February 7

    For 15 years, the case of John Giuca has been an unlikely cause célèbre in Brooklyn. Now, an appeals court has ordered a new trial.

  58. Morgan William Is Still Chasing That Perfect Shot Sports, February 7

    Nearly a year after she stunned No. 1 UConn in the Final Four, William is looking for her shooting rhythm and leading Mississippi State back to the tournament.

  59. On National Signing Day, Football Recruits Discover a New Tactic: Patience Sports, February 6

    An early signing period in December has affected college football recruiting, giving the prospects who wait more leverage and helping the best programs.

  60. Plans at Stanford Fall Apart for a Plaque at Site of Sexual Assault National, February 6

    The university and the victim failed to agree on a quotation from her court statement, a professor says.

  61. A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report Science, February 6

    Electrodes threaded into the brains of epilepsy patients enhanced their recall on word tests by about 15 percent.

  62. How the Snake Pours Its Way Across the Ground Science, February 6

    Laboratory tests of a 70-year-old hypothesis illuminate the details of a subtle form of snake locomotion.

  63. For Nassar Accusers From Michigan State Teams, Feelings of a Trust Betrayed Sports, February 5

    Larry Nassar’s most famous victims were world-class gymnasts. But his many victims also include Michigan State athletes who feel the university failed them.

  64. Larry Nassar Is Sentenced to Another 40 to 125 Years in Prison Sports, February 5

    The Michigan circuit court judge said the number of women and girls who had come forward to accuse Dr. Nassar of sexual abuse had risen to 265.

  65. A Call to Cut Back Online Addictions. Pitted Against Just One More Click. Washington, February 4

    A Georgetown professor received a worldwide response to his monthlong call to limit online time, but that was just the beginning of the challenge.

  66. 100 Years On, Posters Offer Window Into Struggles of U.K. Suffragists Foreign, February 4

    Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of some British women getting the right to vote. Posters illustrating their fight are on display for the first time at Cambridge.

  67. Beyond the Slave Trade, the Cadaver Trade Op Ed, February 3

    For much of the 19th century, when medical schools needed specimens, they relied on the dead bodies of enslaved people.

  68. Why Women’s Voices Are Scarce in Economics Sunday Business, February 2

    Women remain underrepresented in senior positions in economics, and so many public policy debates are likely to be dominated by men’s voices for years to come.

  69. Dr. Arnold Gold, 92, Dies; Made Compassionate Care a Cause National, February 2

    In a medical world ever more reliant on technology, Dr. Gold insisted on teaching, and rewarding, a human touch at the bedside.

  70. Trump’s Vision for Vocational Education Gets a Tepid Reception Washington, February 2

    Advocates for career and technical education took issue with the president’s characterization of a sector of higher education that has expanded beyond laborers.

  71. Victims’ Father Lunges at Larry Nassar in Court Sports, February 2

    Randall Margraves had been standing next to his daughters in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., as they gave statements about Dr. Nassar’s sexual abuse.

  72. Trustees at Michigan State Letters, February 2

    The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges responds to an editorial.

  73. Activists Try to Recall Judge in Stanford Sex Attack Case. Some Say They’ve Gone Too Far. National, February 2

    One side is outraged over the abundance of sexual crimes against women; the other is worried about judicial independence and mass incarceration.

  74. We Answered Your Questions About Writing for The Edit Insider, February 2

    Watch a Facebook Live conversation with Lindsey Underwood, the editor of The Edit, a newsletter written for college students and recent grads.

  75. A New Life for an Old-School Couple Society, February 2

    Widowed 80-somethings team up: “Together we have 105 years worth of experience being married. So we like to tell people we’re pretty sure we know what we’re doing.”

  76. University of Pennsylvania Takes Away Steve Wynn’s Honors. And Bill Cosby’s, Too. National, February 1

    The school had let the entertainer keep his honorary degree despite sexual misconduct accusations, but changed its mind once it took tributes away from the casino mogul.

  77. An Indian ‘Chief’ Mascot Was Dropped. A Decade Later, He’s Still Lurking. National, February 1

    The Cleveland Indians are retiring “Chief Wahoo,” but the debate is far from over if other institutions, like the University of Illinois, are a guide.

  78. Republicans Stuff Education Bill With Conservative Social Agenda National, February 1

    The bill contains measures sought by religious schools and free-speech advocates, worrying some college administrators and gay-rights groups.

  79. Before South America Trip, Tillerson Warns Against Trade With China Washington, February 1

    Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson warned against Chinese and Russian trade in Latin America, while getting more comfortable in his job.

  80. The Smiling Axolotl Hides a Secret: A Giant Genome Science, February 1

    The Mexican salamander has largest genome ever sequenced, which may account for its unique regenerative abilities.

  81. The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars Science, January 31

    Babies born during the Dutch Hunger Winter became adults with higher rates of health problems. Now researchers may have found the genetic switches that made it happen.

  82. Mort Walker, Historian Op Ed, January 31

    Comic strips epitomize the term “ephemera.” Which is exactly what they aren’t, as the creator of “Beetle Bailey” understood.

  83. It’s Time for Michigan State to Clean House Editorial, January 31

    For two decades, university officials dismissed or silenced Larry Nassar’s victims. Now its trustees should resign to make way for new leadership.

  84. Does Australia Prefer Secrecy to Transparency? Foreign, January 31

    This week’s newsletter examines Australia’s tolerance for a government that is less than open.

  85. Plans for a New Cultural Hub at Yale Now Include a Director Culture, January 31

    Garth Ross of the Kennedy Center is chosen to program the Schwarzman Center, due to open in 2020.

  86. Larry Nassar, Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case, Is Back in Court Sports, January 31

    The former doctor for U.S.A. Gymnastics and a Michigan State University clinic faces sentencing for similar crimes against three girls in another case.

  87. Columbia University Says It Won’t Bargain With Graduate Student Union Metro, January 30

    The school’s graduate students had voted overwhelmingly in favor of a union, but now the case will go to federal court.

  88. What He Did on His Summer Break: Exposed a Global Security Flaw Foreign, January 30

    Nathan Ruser, an Australian college student, discovered that a fitness app revealed the locations of military sites around the world. Now he has to decide what he’s doing after graduation.

  89. Arno Motulsky, a Founder of Medical Genetics, Dies at 94 Obits, January 29

    Dr. Motulsky narrowly escaped the Nazis as a teenager and went on to become what one scientist called “a maestro of human genetics.”

  90. French Lesson Metro, January 28

    Discovering that students learn at different paces.

  91. Displaced by Storm, Puerto Rican Students Land in New York Metro, January 28

    N.Y.U. and other schools are offering refuge to students whose college careers have been interrupted by Hurricane Maria’s devastation.

  92. Homes That Sold for Around $750,000 Real Estate, January 28

    Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

  93. In Nassar Case, Michigan State Wanted Famed Ex-Prosecutor to Both Examine and Defend It National, January 27

    Patrick J. Fitzgerald said he found no evidence university employees knew the doctor was molesting patients. Critics say his review was tainted.

  94. Women Outnumber Men in Oxford’s Newest Class. It Only Took 1,000 Years. Foreign, January 26

    The incoming class in 2017 had 1,070 women and 1,025 men, a bit of catching up in a country lately more worried about lagging male attendance.

  95. Nassar Case Topples U.S.A. Gymnastics Board and M.S.U. Athletic Director Sports, January 26

    Mark Hollis, the Spartans’ athletic director since 2008, stepped down, and the remainder of the gymnastics board agreed to comply with an Olympic committee demand for complete resignation.

  96. Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness Metro, January 26

    With nearly 1,200 students signed up, a course that tells students how to lead more satisfying lives may be the largest in university history.

  97. Of Course the Christian Right Supports Trump Op Ed, January 26

    The president doesn’t threaten the religious right’s traditional values. He embodies them.

  98. A Storytelling Choreographer Who Listens to Her Audience Arts & Leisure, January 26

    Camille A. Brown has stories to tell about black lives that go beyond stereotypes. “ink,” her newest dance, shows a growing trust in her own art.

  99. With Larry Nassar Sentenced, Focus Is on What Michigan State Knew National, January 25

    Federal and state authorities began investigations of what the university knew about Dr. Nassar’s abuse while he was employed there for two decades.

  100. The Larry Nassar Case and What Comes Next Sports, January 25

    The string of events that ended this week in a Michigan courtroom began nearly two years ago. Here’s a look at the scandal as it continues to unfold.

  101. Will Larry Nassar Take Down the U.S. Olympic Committee? Sports, January 25

    The sexual assault case of Larry Nassar has felled the president of Michigan State and the leaders of U.S.A. Gymnastics. Is the U.S.O.C. leadership next?

  102. After 174 Years, Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard Will Cast Women National, January 25

    Women have long worked behind the scenes at the club’s annual drag show, but in keeping its cast all-male, it seemed ever more like the stodgy relics it lampooned.

  103. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Is Sued Over Sexual Assault Guidance Washington, January 25

    Three organizations filed a complaint outlining ways that new sexual assault guidelines had had a “chilling effect” on campus sexual assault investigations.

  104. How Did Larry Nassar Get Away With It? Video, January 25

    Lawrence G. Nassar, the sports doctor accused of sexually abusing more than 160 young women, committed his crimes with impunity for decades. Here’s how.

  105. Dr. Nassar’s Crimes Against Gymnasts Letters, January 25

    Readers react to the sentence and the systematic abuse of young women.

  106. Gender Diversity in the Music Industry? The Numbers Are Grim Culture, January 25

    A study from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative finds that a vast majority of Grammy Awards, songwriting credits and production opportunities still go to men.

  107. You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t. Science, January 25

    An unusual study of educational attainment in children finds that gene variants linked to parental nurturing were highly influential even though children had not inherited them.

  108. Can You Tell a Lullaby From a Love Song? Find Out Now Interactive, January 25

    A new study suggests that some types of song are universal, recognizable by people across all cultures. But not everyone is convinced.

  109. The #MeToo Moment: For U.S. Gymnasts, Why Did Justice Take So Long? Sports, January 25

    The case of Larry Nassar, the former U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor convicted of years of sexual abuse, has prompted questions from athletes and fans alike: What took so long?

  110. Sentencing Larry Nassar Is Only a Start Editorial, January 24

    Michigan State’s president is stepping down, and others must be held accountable, for full justice to be served.

  111. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon Resigns Amid Nassar Fallout Express, January 24

    Lou Anna Simon, who has come under fire because of the university’s ties to Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, has worked at the school for more than four decades.

  112. In Michigan State Investigation, N.C.A.A. Moves Beyond Its Comfort Zone Sports, January 24

    The N.C.A.A.’s inquiry into Michigan State over the crimes of Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar evoked comparisons to its involvement in the Penn State abuse scandal.

  113. New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients Science, January 24

    Doctors have more time than they thought to prevent death and disability from stroke, by removing blood clots that block circulation to the brain, a study shows.

  114. Catholic College Strips Honorary Degree From Disgraced Long Wharf Director Culture, January 24

    Gordon Edelstein, fired by Long Wharf Theater, lost an honor bestowed by a Catholic college because he had made sexual jokes about the nuns.

  115. At Larry Nassar’s Sentencing, Parents Ask: ‘How Did I Miss the Red Flags?’ Sports, January 24

    Over day after day of victim statements in a Michigan court, some parents have wondered how they could have missed signs that the sports doctor was molesting their children.