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  1. Iraq Reclaims 17,000 Looted Artifacts, Its Biggest-Ever Repatriation Foreign, Today

    The cuneiform tablets and other objects had been held by the Museum of the Bible, founded by the family that owns the Hobby Lobby craft store chain, and by Cornell University.

  2. Report: N.C.A.A. Prioritized Men’s Basketball ‘Over Everything Else’ Sports, Today

    The governing body of college sports ordered an investigation in response to outrage over disparities between its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.

  3. How a Well-Intentioned Program Has Trapped Millions in Debt Book Review, Today

    Josh Mitchell’s “The Debt Trap” traces the history of the student loan program, and where it went wrong.

  4. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker Interactive, June 10

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

  5. 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.

  6. The Acrobatics Aren’t Confined to the Olympics Op Ed, Yesterday

    Tokyo and Washington confound expectations. 

  7. ‘It Feels Like We’re Just Waiting to Die’: Hong Kong Targets Student Unions Foreign, July 31

    The authorities are clamping down on universities, which they consider hotbeds for unrest. The groups say they are fighting for survival.

  8. N.C.A.A. Looks to Rewrite Its Constitution and Stave Off Critics Sports, July 30

    The association, the leading governing body for college sports in America, may vote on proposals in January.

  9. Those Virus Sequences That Were Suddenly Deleted? They’re Back Science, July 30

    Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.

  10. Oklahoma and Texas to Join SEC and Add to a Juggernaut Sports, July 30

    With the planned additions of the Sooners and the Longhorns, the Southeastern Conference is expanding to 16 teams while the Big 12 is just trying to survive.

  11. Nonprofits Get a New Type of Donation: Cryptocurrency Business, July 30

    There are risks for both the donor and the receiver, starting with the yo-yoing values. A $5 million gift today may be worth $3 million or $7 million next week.

  12. She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More. Arts & Leisure, July 30

    A festival broadens our understanding of Nadia Boulanger, the pathbreaking composer, conductor and thinker.

  13. A Yale Student Who Makes and Teaches Black History Styles, July 30

    Kahlil Greene was elected as the first Black student body president at Yale. And has nearly a half-million followers on TikTok.

  14. What’s Really Behind the 1619 Backlash? An Interview With Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Op Ed, July 30

    The award-winning writers discuss the 1619 Project, American democracy and Donald Trump.

  15. Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95 Obits, July 29

    He was most known for his Bobo doll experiment, in which children mimicked adults in attacking an inflatable doll. The work challenged basic tenets of psychology.

  16. Who Discriminates in Hiring? A New Study Can Tell. Business, July 29

    Applications seemingly from Black candidates got fewer replies than those evidently from white candidates. The method could point to specific companies.

  17. The Unappreciated Importance of Cats, (to Medical Science) Science, July 28

    Researchers who work on the genomes of domestic and wild cats say their DNA holds clues to human as well as feline health.

  18. Up, down, sideways: Around the world, the pandemic defies easy description. Foreign, July 28

    The virus has created a patchwork of contradictory trends, surging in some countries and ebbing in others, depending on variants, vaccination, restrictions and compliance.

  19. In California, a Mix of Support and Resistance to New Vaccine Rules National, July 27

    Some of California’s staunchest vaccine resisters are state employees and health care workers, all of whom will be required to get vaccinated or undergo testing starting next month.

  20. Pandemic and Racial Injustice Cause Outsize Harm to Black Students, Study Finds Express, July 27

    The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black people, coupled with racial trauma from last summer, will make it harder for Black students to return to classrooms, Teachers College research showed.

  21. Critical Race Theory: A Brief History Express, July 27

    How a complicated and expansive academic theory developed during the 1980s has become a hot-button political issue 40 years later.

  22. She Changed Astronomy Forever. He Won the Nobel Prize for It. Op Ed, July 27

    In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell made an astounding discovery. But as a young woman in science, her role was overlooked.

  23. To a Rare King Arthur Opera, Bard Says ‘Welcome Back’ Culture, July 26

    Superb singers and a clear production make a strong case for Ernest Chausson’s seldom heard “Le Roi Arthus.”

  24. Eyeing the SEC, Oklahoma and Texas Plan to Leave the Big 12 Sports, July 26

    The Longhorns and the Sooners may move to the Southeastern Conference, which could soon have 16 teams. The repercussions would be felt across college sports.

  25. ‘There’s No One Like Him’: A Times Critic Who Captured the Moment Summary, July 26

    For his piercing insights on race and culture, Wesley Morris recently received his second Pulitzer Prize. But he won over colleagues long before that.

  26. Requests for U.S. college aid are down, with experts blaming the pandemic. National, July 26

    Many students who could qualify for help, who are disproportionately Black and Hispanic, seem to be responding to the economic uncertainties by taking newly abundant jobs.

  27. In Louisiana, Vaccine Misinformation Has Public Health Workers Feeling ‘Stuck’ Washington, July 25

    Facing deep mistrust stoked by rampant conspiracy theories, local health officials are fighting for influence when the only sure strategy for beating back the virus is getting more people vaccinated.

  28. Steven Weinberg, Groundbreaking Nobelist in Physics, Dies at 88 Obits, July 25

    His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book “The First Three Minutes.”

  29. Purnell Choppin, 91, Dies; Researcher Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Fight Obits, July 23

    He explored how viruses multiply. An accomplished administrator, he also turned the Howard Hughes Medical Institute into a global biomedical powerhouse.

  30. Enlist Trump Against Vaccine Hesitancy Letters, July 23

    Readers urge Donald Trump to persuade the vaccine holdouts. Also: Prosecuting rapists; the appeal of Texas; Republicans and Jan. 6; China crackdown; higher education.

  31. 30 Minutes: Fighting to Save a Life on the Streets of New York Metropolitan, July 22

    A man from France dropped to the city pavement, one of more than 3,000 emergencies on this day alone. A young police officer rushed to help.

  32. Biden is in Ohio to promote his economic plan and appear in a televised town hall. Washington, July 21

    Mr. Biden toured a union training center and then headed to Cincinnati, where he will participate in a town hall airing at 8 p.m. Eastern.

  33. We Are Leaving ‘Lost Einsteins’ Behind Op Ed, July 21

    Hundreds of thousands of highly capable people are being dropped by the wayside.

  34. Josef Silverstein, Scholar and Critic of Myanmar, Dies at 99 Obits, July 20

    He focused on democracy and human rights in a strife-torn country both as an academic and as an on-the-ground adviser to rebel groups.

  35. Una intervención en el cerebro ayuda a un hombre paralítico a hablar en Español, July 20

    En un logro antes inimaginado, unos electrodos implantados en el cerebro del hombre transmiten señales a una computadora que muestra las palabras que intenta decir.

  36. Can A.I. Grade Your Next Test? Science, July 20

    Neural networks could give online education a boost by providing automated feedback to students.

  37. Indiana University Can Require Students to Get Coronavirus Vaccines National, July 19

    A federal judge upheld the school’s mandate. But an appeal is on the way, and the mandates remain divisive across the country.

  38. Dr. Paul Auerbach, Father of Wilderness Medicine, Dies at 70 Obits, July 19

    He pioneered a new branch of emergency medicine — when emergency rooms are nowhere to be found — and helped compile the definitive textbook on health care in the wild.

  39. The July 19 Covid Variant Vaccine Updates live blog included one standalone post:
  40. ‘Nobody Believed Me’: How Rape Cases Get Dropped Metro, July 18

    While the Me Too movement led to greater awareness about the prevalence of rape, prosecutors in New York City still struggle to prove sexual assault accusations.

  41. Historically Black Colleges Finally Get the Spotlight National, July 18

    There are star hirings and hundreds of millions in donations. But not every institution is sharing in the bounty, and some are struggling to survive.

  42. In Undervaccinated Arkansas, Covid Upends Life All Over Again Washington, July 17

    While much of the nation tiptoes toward normalcy, the coronavirus is again swamping hospitals in places like Mountain Home, in a rural county where fewer than one-third of residents are vaccinated.

  43. How Conservatives Can Reshape Education Op Ed, July 17

    The right needs to create institutions, not just restrict what the ones we have can teach.

  44. Plans for free pre-K and community college could provide a ‘ladder into the middle class.’ Washington, July 16

    For at least a decade, many experts and advocates have called for expanding the public education system to level the playing field for students from “cradle to career.”

  45. Frank Askin, Fierce Defender of Civil Liberties, Dies at 89 Obits, July 16

    A late bloomer in law school, he founded a constitutional rights clinic to guard against government overreach and was a longtime general counsel at the A.C.L.U.

  46. Health tips for coping with extreme heat. National, July 16

    How to stay safe if you’re going outside in triple-digit temperatures.

  47. What You Need to Know About Campus Health Insurance Business, July 16

    For some students, their parents’ coverage may be the better choice. The Affordable Care Act is also an option. Here are the pros and cons of the various plans.

  48. Haunted by Past Virus Surges, California Leans on Masks and Vaccines National, July 16

    A new indoor mask requirement in Los Angeles County comes as new virus cases have nearly tripled statewide. Immunization rates, however, should keep any spike below past peaks.

  49. Following Theater Graduates Who Were Left Without a Stage Summary, July 16

    The Times’s theater reporter tracked drama students who emerged from a well-regarded North Carolina conservatory into a world with performance on pause.

  50. Can a Yarn Store Be a Place of Healing? Special Sections, July 16

    Crafting surged during the pandemic. But experts believe there are benefits to up-close-and-personal crafting that an online quilting class just can’t replicate.

  51. N.C.A.A. Chief, Under Pressure, Says College Sports May Need Reorganization Sports, July 15

    “We need to reconsider delegation of a lot of the things that are now done at the national level,” Mark Emmert told reporters on Thursday.

  52. Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak Science, July 14

    In a once unimagined accomplishment, electrodes implanted in the man’s brain transmit signals to a computer that displays his words.

  53. Just by Playing, These Goalies Made Crucial Saves Sports, July 14

    Covid-19 protocols sometimes left teams without a traditional goaltender, meaning another player had to put on a lacrosse helmet or soccer gloves to keep the games going.

  54. Paul Orndorff, Wrestler Known as Mr. Wonderful, Dies at 71 Obits, July 12

    The wrestler competed in the first WrestleMania, held in 1985 at Madison Square Garden.

  55. A Better Day Dawns With Pam Tanowitz’s Witty New Dance Culture, July 11

    This choreographer sculpts outdoor space, with her performers creating new dimensions in a Bard SummerScape production.

  56. Privacy Is Still a Victim When Rape Cases Hit the Justice System Foreign, July 10

    Britain is struggling to end its dependence on the traumatizing seizure of data from victims’ phones. Pervasive rape culture is making it difficult.

  57. Does Free College Work? Business, July 10

    President Biden’s $109 billion plan for free community college would be similar to existing programs in states such as Tennessee.

  58. Haunani-Kay Trask, Champion of Native Rights in Hawaii, Dies at 71 Obits, July 9

    She helped found the field of Hawaiian studies and pressed for Indigenous sovereignty. “We will die as Hawaiians,” she said. “We will never be Americans.”

  59. The Gift of Financial Education for the New Grad in Your Life Business, July 9

    A little professional advice goes a long way, making it a worthy investment for a new graduate entering the working world.

  60. Who reads the spelling bee words? Express, July 8

    Jacques A. Bailly, a professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Vermont, has been pronouncing the words at the Scripps spelling bee for decades. (He also once won it.)

  61. FedLoan, a handler of millions of federal student loans, won’t renew its contract. Business, July 8

    The oft-maligned loan servicer’s decision will increase pressure to extend the pause on student loan payments, perhaps into next year.

  62. Richard C. Lewontin, Eminent Geneticist With a Sharp Pen, Dies at 92 Obits, July 7

    He demonstrated that differences in DNA between groups of people were far smaller than originally believed. He was also a noted opponent of aspects of sociobiology.

  63. This World Heritage Site Is in Ruins, and That’s Not by Accident Op Ed, July 7

    The Central University of Venezuela, once the vibrant epicenter of the country’s higher education, is a victim of the Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro regimes.

  64. How Weight Training May Help With Weight Control Well, July 7

    People who regularly do muscle-strengthening exercises are about 20 to 30 percent less likely to become obese over time than people who do not.

  65. Biden Calls for Door-to-Door Vaccine Push; Experts Say More Is Needed Washington, July 6

    Some public health experts worry that the administration is not being aggressive enough in waging what the president calls a “wartime effort” to vaccinate the country.

  66. In Disaster City, Texas, Rescues Are a Way of Life National, July 6

    Emergency workers like those combing through the remains of the condo building in Surfside, Fla., come to East Texas to learn how to save people trapped in rubble.

  67. He Is Imprisoned at Guantánamo. Making Art Is His Escape. Op Ed, July 6

    Moath al-Alwi has never been charged with a crime, but has spent over 19 years at the U.S. military detention camp in Cuba. In a new short film, Mr. al-Alwi talks about the art he makes to survive.

  68. Nikole Hannah-Jones will join Howard University instead of the University of North Carolina. Business, July 6

    Ms. Hannah-Jones will start a journalism center at Howard University, one of the country’s leading historically Black colleges and universities. U.N.C.’s board of trustees had failed to consider tenure for her until she threatened legal action.

  69. 4 Questions About Student Loans, Answered Interactive, June 24

    Interest rates on federal student loans for the coming academic year will rise nearly a percentage point on July 1.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. When the Clock Stopped Interactive, March 6

    The three days last March that changed sports.

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

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

  74. 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.

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

    How the coronavirus spread across the United States.

  76. 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.

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

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

  78. ‘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.

  79. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker Interactive, December 8

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

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.