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  1. Easing the Daily Reality of My Strangeness Op Ed, Today

    D.E.I. efforts have their flaws, but for Black faculty members and students on campus, they can ease a sense of not belonging.

  2. Majority of Biden’s 2020 Voters Now Say He’s Too Old to Be Effective Politics, Today

    A New York Times/Siena College poll revealed how much even his supporters worry about his age, intensifying what has become a grave threat to his re-election bid.

  3. Who Will Win Control of the House in 2024? California May Hold the Key. Politics, Today

    While the state is solidly in the Democrats’ column for the presidential election, the winners in key districts could determine who runs Congress.

  4. How a ‘Body Farm’ Might Help Tackle Fentanyl Abuse Foreign, Today

    The U.S. government brought Mexican coroners to America to learn how to detect fatal overdoses, hoping to show that fentanyl kills in Mexico, too.

  5. University of Florida Eliminates All D.E.I.-Related Positions National, Yesterday

    The move complies with a state law that barred public universities from using government funds for initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  6. For Democrats Pining for an Alternative, Biden Team Has a Message: Get Over It Washington, Yesterday

    A new poll shows that nearly two in five Democrats say that the president should not be their nominee. But no one who matters to the president seems willing to suggest he step aside.

  7. The Big Change Between the 2020 and 2024 Races: Biden Is Unpopular Upshot, Yesterday

    Donald Trump has the largest national lead in an NYT poll since first running for president in 2015.

  8. Toplines: February 2024 Times/Siena Poll of Registered Voters Nationwide Interactive, Yesterday

    Results of a nationwide New York Times/Siena College poll conducted Feb. 25-28, 2024.

  9. Cross-Tabs: February 2024 Times/Siena Poll of the Likely Electorate Interactive, Yesterday

    Donald Trump leads Joe Biden, 48 percent to 44 percent, among the likely electorate.

  10. Cross-Tabs: February 2024 Times/Siena Poll of Registered Voters Nationwide Interactive, Yesterday

    Donald Trump leads Joe Biden, 48 percent to 43 percent, among registered voters.

  11. Voters Doubt Biden’s Leadership and Favor Trump, Times/Siena Poll Finds Politics, Yesterday

    The share of voters who strongly disapprove of President Biden’s handling of his job has reached 47 percent, higher than in Times/Siena polls at any point in his presidency.

  12. Racial Turnout Gap Has Widened With a Weakened Voting Rights Act, Study Finds Politics, Yesterday

    The Black share of the electorate had been on the rise for decades, but in some counties, a Supreme Court decision in 2013 changed that, according to a new analysis.

  13. Composer, Uninterrupted: Christian Wolff at 90 Arts & Leisure, Yesterday

    Wolff, the last representative of the New York School that included John Cage and Morton Feldman, will celebrate his birthday with a concert at Judson Memorial Church.

  14. University of Idaho Needs More Students. Should It Buy an Online School? National, Yesterday

    Ahead of an expected drop in enrollment, the institution is looking to buy the University of Phoenix, a for-profit school with a checkered past. Is it worth $550 million?

  15. More Than a Thousand Mourners Pack Church to Honor Student Killed in Georgia National, Yesterday

    Laken Riley, whose death became enmeshed in the nation’s bitter debate over immigration, was remembered as a warm and caring woman who “shined so bright.”

  16. A Change in Our Poll: We’re Keeping Respondents Who Drop Off the Call Upshot, March 1

    Why the latest NYT/Siena College survey on Saturday will include those who started the survey but didn’t finish it.

  17. Penn Trustees Meeting Is Cut Short After Students Protest Over War in Gaza National, March 1

    The meeting was abruptly adjourned about 10 minutes in after a demonstration by pro-Palestinian students protesting the university’s ties with Israel.

  18. Report Helps Answer the Question: Is a College Degree Worth the Cost? Business, March 1

    The analysis found that former students at most colleges had an annual income higher than high school graduates a decade after enrollment.

  19. Jewish Students Describe Facing Antisemitism on Campus to Members of Congress National, March 1

    At a discussion led by a House panel, students criticized their universities for not cracking down on antisemitism. An antiwar group pointed out that Muslim and Arab students are facing harassment, too.

  20. He Wants Oil Money Off Campus. She’s Funded by Exxon. They’re Friends. Climate, March 1

    The two friends, both climate researchers, recently spent hours confronting the choices that will shape their careers, and the world. Their ideas are very different.

  21. College Dorm Decorations Become a Front in the Campus Free Speech Wars Metro, March 1

    Barnard College is requiring students to strip decorations from their dorm doors in the wake of protests over the Israel-Hamas war.

  22. Former M.I.T. Student Pleads Guilty in 2021 Killing of Yale Student Metro, March 1

    Qinxuan Pan, 32, evaded law enforcement for three months before his arrest. He could face 35 years in prison for the killing of Kevin Jiang.

  23. Judge Fines Ex-Fox News Reporter for Not Revealing Sources Business, March 1

    The journalist, Catherine Herridge, had reported on an F.B.I. investigation of a scientist’s Chinese ties. She was held in contempt of court.

  24. Columbia Official Is Accused of Plagiarizing Dissertation From Wikipedia Metro, March 1

    A complaint said the official, who oversees diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Columbia’s medical school, also copied work from at least 28 other authors.

  25. The Trump Immunity Case Before the Supreme Court: Justice Delayed? Opinion, February 29

    Readers bemoan the justices’ decision to hear the case and urge a quick ruling. Also: A gift to a medical school; gender identity; the loss of a herbarium.

  26. For Suspect in U. of Georgia Killing, an Obscure Trail Across States National, February 29

    After leaving Venezuela, he entered the U.S. through Texas and stopped in New York before living in Georgia.

  27. After U. of Georgia Killing, Lawmakers Seek Tougher Immigration Laws National, February 29

    As residents lamented the killing of a 22-year-old woman, immigration policies in Georgia have come under renewed scrutiny, with state Republicans calling for stricter legislation.

  28. Why a $1 Billion Gift to a Medical School Moved So Many People Metropolitan, February 29

    The gift to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx was notable not only for its size but also for the humility of the philanthropist.

  29. Long Covid May Lead to Measurable Cognitive Decline, Study Finds Science, February 28

    People with long Covid symptoms scored slightly lower on a cognitive test than people who had recovered. But long Covid patients who eventually got better scored as well as those whose symptoms did not last long.

  30. The SAT and the Supreme Court N Y T Now, February 28

    The future of admissions at selective colleges and high schools has suddenly become clearer.

  31. Raised in the West Bank, Shot in Vermont Magazine, February 28

    Three months after an attack, its victims grapple with what it means to be Palestinian in America.

  32. Una ciudad en Georgia se convierte en el campo de batalla más reciente sobre la migración En español, February 28

    Una tragedia personal y comunitaria quedó atrapada en la política nacional de migración después de que un migrante venezolano fuera acusado de la muerte de una estudiante de la Universidad de Georgia.

  33. Young Voters Say Their Discontent Goes Deeper Than Israel and Gaza Politics, February 27

    “If you’re a Democratic incumbent running for re-election, young voters are an essential part of your coalition,” an independent pollster said, pointing to concerns for Democrats come November.

  34. Ex-N.Y.U. Official Admits She Stole Public Money to Add Pool at Her Home Metro, February 27

    Cindy Tappe pleaded guilty to grand larceny in connection with her theft of $660,000 in state grant money as part of a broader $3.5 million fraud.

  35. The Killing at U. of Georgia: What We Know National, February 27

    A nursing student’s body was found on Thursday at the University of Georgia in Athens. The authorities called the homicide “a crime of opportunity.”

  36. A Designer’s Endlessly Versatile Clothes T Style, February 27

    The London-based Charlie Constantinou creates shape-shifting garments with zippers and detachable legs.

  37. A Doctor’s Lifelong Quest to Solve One of Pediatric Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries Science, February 27

    For 40 years, Dr. Jane Burns has been working to find the cause of Kawasaki disease, an illness that can lead to aneurysms and heart attacks. Her work has brought together a most unlikely team.

  38. Arrest of Migrant in Georgia Killing Turns City Into Latest Battleground on Immigration National, February 26

    A personal and community tragedy got caught up in the national politics of immigration after a migrant from Venezuela was charged in the death of a former University of Georgia student.

  39. Co-Chair of Harvard Antisemitism Task Force Resigns National, February 26

    Professor Raffaella Sadun’s departure from the task force is a setback for a group set up to propose ways for Harvard to address antisemitism on campus.

  40. Defending Academic Freedom on Campus Letters, February 26

    Readers discuss free speech on campus. Also: Mourning Flaco the owl; an Israel-Gaza cease-fire; facial recognition; domestic violence survivors.

  41. $1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School Metro, February 26

    Ruth Gottesman, a longtime professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is making free tuition available to all students going forward.

  42. The Crisis in Teaching Constitutional Law Editorial, February 26

    A highly politicized Supreme Court makes it far more difficult to teach students about the fundamentals of the American legal system.

  43. A Fern’s ‘Zombie’ Fronds Sprout Unusual Roots Science, February 25

    In the Panamanian rainforest, scientists found the first known plant species to transform decaying tissue into a new source of nutrients.

  44. Los burros de África son codiciados por China. ¿Puede el continente protegerlos? En español, February 25

    Los gobiernos están intentando frenar las exportaciones de piel de burro a China, donde la demanda de medicina tradicional y otros productos está amenazando a estos animales necesarios en los hogares rurales.

  45. Suspect in Killing at U. of Georgia Is Denied Bond as a Shaken Campus Mourns National, February 25

    As more details emerged about the suspect in the death of a nursing student, the community remained in shock of the first homicide on the campus in decades.

  46. Police in Kentucky Arrest Man in University Student’s Killing Express, February 24

    An 18-year-old Campbellsville University student was found unresponsive in his dorm room early Saturday and later pronounced dead at a hospital, officials said.

  47. A Musician’s Portrait, as Both Composer and Pianist Culture, February 23

    At the Miller Theater at Columbia University, the composer Amy Williams joined the JACK Quartet in playing her chamber music.

  48. Suspect Is Arrested in Killing of Woman on U. of Georgia Campus Express, February 22

    The woman, who the police said had apparently not known the suspect, was a nursing student at Augusta University who had previously attended the University of Georgia.

  49. The February 22 Thepoint live blog included one standalone post:
  50. N.Y. County Order Targets Transgender Women and Girls in Sports Metro, February 22

    A new ban in Long Island’s Nassau County prohibits girls’ and women’s teams with transgender athletes from competing at public facilities, the latest effort in a nationwide push to limit participation in women’s sports.

  51. Are Anti-Trump Voters Feeling ‘Burned Out’? Letters, February 22

    Readers offer pep talks in response to an article about political fatigue. Also: Samuel Alito; threats to wildlife; elite colleges; order in the House.

  52. A Quarter of Smokers Quit Under Menthol Bans, Study Finds Science, February 22

    As public health groups pressure the Biden administration to impose a ban on menthol cigarettes, research suggests similar moves in other countries have led to lower smoking rates.

  53. Support for Teaching Gender Identity in School Is Split, Even Among Democrats National, February 22

    Americans are deeply divided on whether schools should teach about gender identity, two polls found. But there was broader support for teaching about race.

  54. Yale to Require Standardized Test Scores for Admissions National, February 22

    Officials said test-optional policies might have harmed students from lower-income families.

  55. Have a Gift Card? You Might Be Able to Claim Money on It. Metro, February 22

    There is nearly $40 million on unused gift cards in New York State, a report from the comptroller found. The cards are vulnerable to scams.

  56. After Ruling, University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System Pauses I.V.F. Procedures National, February 21

    The U.A.B. system said it was worried about potential criminal prosecutions after Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos should be considered children.

  57. Duke Shuts Down Huge Plant Collection, Causing Scientific Uproar Science, February 21

    University officials say they cannot afford to maintain one of the largest herbariums in the United States. Researchers are urging Duke to reconsider.

  58. As U. of Arizona Confronts Budget Cuts, Workers and Students Brace for the Worst National, February 21

    The public university, the largest employer in the Tucson area, says it’s facing a $177 million shortfall. Critics worry that lower-tier workers and Arizona students will be hit hardest by efforts to cut back.

  59. War and Illness Could Kill 85,000 Gazans in 6 Months Health, February 21

    Even under the most optimistic scenario, an immediate cease-fire, an additional 6,500 Gazans could perish, scientists estimated.

  60. War and Illness Could Kill 85,000 Gazans in 6 Months Science, February 21

    Even under the most optimistic scenario, an immediate cease-fire, an additional 6,500 Gazans could perish, scientists estimated.

  61. Worst-Case Scenario for Gaza: War and Illness Kill 85,000 in Next 6 Months Health, February 21

    Even under the most optimistic scenario, an immediate cease-fire, an additional 6,500 Gazans could perish, scientists estimated.

  62. Biden Chips Away at Student Loan Debt, Bit by Bit, Amid High Expectations Washington, February 21

    The president announced another $1.2 billion in forgiveness, bringing the total canceled to $138 billion. But the piecemeal efforts have garnered him little praise.

  63. A Voracious Black Hole at the Dawn of Time? Science, February 21

    Scientists debate whether this object is the brightest in the visible universe, as a new study suggests.

  64. Poverty Has Soared in New York, With Children Bearing the Brunt Metro, February 21

    The share of New York City residents who could not afford basic essentials jumped dramatically in 2022, with one in four children living in poverty, a new report found.

  65. At Harvard, Some Wonder What It Will Take to Stop the Spiral National, February 20

    At a summit of university presidents, the talk was about Harvard and its plummeting reputation.

  66. Supreme Court Won’t Hear New Case on Race and School Admissions Washington, February 20

    The decision, along with an order this month declining to block West Point’s admissions program, suggests that most justices are not eager to immediately explore the limits of its ruling from June.

  67. He Wanted to Play Basketball. He Finally Got the Chance. Metro, February 20

    Arthur Dukes, CUNY’s player of the year, went through hard times before he broke out at LaGuardia Community College.

  68. California impulsa los estudios étnicos, pero la guerra Israel-Hamás complica la situación En español, February 20

    Incluso en un estado liberal como California, académicos, padres y educadores han estado en desacuerdo sobre cómo adaptar esta disciplina de nivel universitario a los estudiantes de secundaria.

  69. Student Arrested in University of Colorado Shooting That Killed Two Express, February 20

    Nicholas Jordan, 25, who was enrolled at the school, was arrested on murder charges in Colorado Springs.

  70. ‘Most Wanted’ Man Pleads Guilty in Cyberattack That Upended Vermont Hospital Express, February 18

    Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, 37, of Ukraine, pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in two separate malware schemes that caused tens of millions of dollars in losses.

  71. Charles V. Hamilton, an Apostle of ‘Black Power,’ Dies at 94 Obits, February 18

    He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.

  72. Can Culture Be Society’s Savior? Letters, February 17

    Readers discuss a column by David Brooks about how the arts and humanities make us better people.

  73. Some Good FAFSA News: There’s a Loophole for Grandparents Business, February 17

    Even amid the botched rollout of the new financial aid form, a rule change will let some grandparents help pay for college without compromising aid eligibility.

  74. How Two First Ladies Weathered a Most Unusual Presidential Transition Washington, February 17

    Jill Biden wanted to keep teaching. Melania Trump just wanted to go home. In nearly every way, the two women are a study in contrasts in their approach to the role of first lady.

  75. Yale Apologizes for Its Connections to Slavery Culture, February 17

    The university also issued a historical study and announced steps to address this legacy, including new support for public education in New Haven, Conn.

  76. Money in College Savings Accounts Can Now Go Toward Retirement Business, February 16

    But there are caveats to moving the money into Roth I.R.A.s, and the government still has to issue guidelines about the option.

  77. Trump Gets a Trial Date, and Fani Willis Fights Back Podcasts, February 16

    Plus, Caitlin Clark’s record-breaking 3-pointer.

  78. House Committee Subpoenas Harvard for Documents Relating to Antisemitism National, February 16

    The committee has already reprimanded the university for withholding or heavily redacting information it had submitted voluntarily.

  79. The Fight Over Academic Freedom Culture, February 16

    Amid spiraling campus speech debates, many professors are rallying in defense of a bedrock principle. But can they agree on just what it means?

  80. Architect Embraces Indigenous Worldview in Australian Designs Foreign, February 16

    Jefa Greenaway is a leading proponent of “Country-centered design,” which calls for collaboration with Indigenous communities and puts sustainability concerns at a project’s core.

  81. Facing Budget Troubles, Some Colleges Look to Sell the President’s House Metro, February 16

    The New School wants to sell its presidential residence in Manhattan for $20 million. It joins other small colleges that are turning to their real estate to help them through budget troubles.

  82. Trump’s Takeover of the Republican Party Letters, February 15

    Readers discuss a column by David Brooks. Also: Tears for America; the border reform bill; FAFSA delays; an Alzheimer’s drug; protests in Israel.

  83. A Columbia Surgeon’s Study Was Pulled. He Kept Publishing Flawed Data. Science, February 15

    The quiet withdrawal of a 2021 cancer study by Dr. Sam Yoon highlights scientific publishers’ lack of transparency around data problems.

  84. Abortions by Telemedicine and Mailed Pills Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds Science, February 15

    Researchers analyzed the experiences of more than 6,000 women and found the method to be 98 percent effective and safe for 99 percent of patients.

  85. Using Opera to Shine a Light on Wrongful Imprisonment Weekend, February 15

    “Blind Injustice,” which is being staged at Montclair State University, tells the stories of people freed with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project.

  86. California’s Push for Ethnic Studies Runs Into the Israel-Hamas War National, February 15

    The state’s high school students will be required to take the subject, but some object to how the discipline addresses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  87. Haley Trails Trump by 36 Points in South Carolina, New Poll Shows Politics, February 14

    Nearly two-thirds of likely voters, 65 percent, said in a Winthrop University poll that they supported former President Donald J. Trump, and only 29 percent supported Nikki Haley.

  88. When Your Technical Skills Are Eclipsed, Your Humanity Will Matter More Than Ever Op Ed, February 14

    The rise of A.I. will make soft skills even more important.

  89. ¿Quién dio el primer beso registrado de la humanidad? En español, February 14

    Un matrimonio de investigadores sostiene que desde al menos finales del tercer milenio a. C., el beso era una parte extendida y bien establecida del romance en Medio Oriente.

  90. Two Students, Two Views, One Campus Conflict in the Midwest National, February 13

    At the University of Michigan, a Palestinian activist and a self-described Zionist counterprotester have little in common, except the way they were shaped by life on campus.

  91. How Museums Handle Cultural Artifacts Letters, February 13

    Responses to a guest essay about stolen artifacts and replicas. Also: President Biden’s climate leadership; giving voters choices; free SAT tutoring.

  92. Student Housing Has a New Mantra: Bigger Is Better Business, February 13

    Off-campus complexes are getting larger, with some being home to more than 1,500 students, and being built on prime parcels of land as close to campus as possible.

  93. Who Kissed First? Archaeology Has an Answer. Science, February 13

    A married pair of researchers have “set the record straight” on the ancient history of smooching.

  94. Finland’s New President Faces Unexpected First Test: Not Russia, but Trump Foreign, February 12

    Alexander Stubb was elected vowing to bolster Finland’s new role in NATO, just as Trump’s threats have thrown the future of the alliance into doubt.

  95. What a Split in Consumer Confidence Means for Biden Op Ed, February 12

    Americans voters don’t think the economy stinks, actually.

  96. Ellen Gilchrist, Writer With an Eye on the South’s Foibles, Dies at 88 Obits, February 11

    In her novels and story collections, she took a sharp, lightly ironic look at the class from which she came, the Southern upper bourgeoisie.

  97. The Sunday Read: ‘The Unthinkable Mental Health Crisis That Shook a New England College’ The Daily, February 11

    Over six terrible months, professors and administrators at Worcester Polytechnic Institute took on the unofficial role of counselors during a spate of campus suicides.

  98. ‘It Is Suffocating’: A Top Liberal University Is Under Attack in India Foreign, February 11

    A campaign to make the country an explicitly Hindu nation has had a chilling effect on left-leaning and secular institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  99. The Backpack You Need Isn’t for Carrying Books Op Ed, February 10

    Study Spanish in Bolivia. Or teach English in South Korea. Or volunteer in Nepal.

  100. Two Pianists Make a Life Out of an Intimate Art Form Arts & Leisure, February 10

    Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy, partners onstage and off, began to play as a duo in school. Now, they are dedicating their careers to it.

  101. This Junior College Basketball Star Was Discovered at a Pickup Game Sports, February 10

    Arthur Dukes Jr. had made three false starts at college before becoming the star player for LaGuardia Community College’s scrappy new team.

  102. Brooke Ellison, Prominent Disability Rights Advocate, Is Dead at 45 Obits, February 9

    One of the first quadriplegic Harvard graduates, she became an author, professor and powerful voice for disabled people.

  103. Richard Gambino, 84, Dies; Fought Discrimination Against Italian Americans Obits, February 9

    He directed the Italian American studies program at Queens College — the first of its type in American academia — and wrote about his ethnic group in “Blood of My Blood.”

  104. Will the Super Bowl Affect Fans’ Political Views? Bet on It. Science, February 9

    A psychologist at Tulane University offers insights into just how powerfully sporting events can get into our heads.

  105. It Started as Winter Break. It Ended With a Doomed Moon Mission. Science, February 9

    Carnegie Mellon University students built Iris, a tiny lunar rover. When the spacecraft carrying it to the moon malfunctioned, they turned their vacation house into mission control.

  106. Some Colleges Are Pivoting as FAFSA Delays Drag On Business, February 8

    The state schools in California and many other colleges are extending their May 1 commitment deadlines. Some are also creating new aid forms.

  107. Polluted Flowers Smell Less Sweet to Pollinators, Study Finds Science, February 8

    The research, involving primroses and hawk moths, suggests that air pollution could be interfering with plant reproduction.

  108. Protecting the Rights of Independent Contractors Letters, February 8

    Readers who are self-employed react to an Opinion guest essay. Also: Nikki Haley; fears of extinction; cutting sociology; the agony of the bulls.

  109. Who Were the Lawyers Arguing the Trump Ballot Case? Washington, February 8

    Three lawyers argued the landmark challenge about whether Colorado can remove Trump from the primary ballot.

  110. Why Polling Is Not Exactly Trustworthy but Very Important Podcasts, February 8

    How can we have confidence in polls when there are so many people who just hang up? Allow us to explain.

  111. Every FAFSA Delay Puts College Further Out of Reach Op Ed, February 8

    Federal financial aid programs were created to open the doors to higher education. FAFSA delays affect those who can least afford to pay for college.

  112. Harvard Is Accused of Obstructing House Antisemitism Inquiry National, February 7

    Representative Virginia Foxx said Harvard had provided a “limited and dilatory” response to a House committee investigation. She threatened to file a subpoena to force Harvard to submit more documents.

  113. Ex-President Sues Seton Hall University, Saying His Wife Was Harassed Metro, February 7

    The former president of Seton Hall University sued the school, saying it responded to his complaints with “gaslighting.”

  114. A Legal Outsider, an Offbeat Theory and the Fate of the 2024 Election Washington, February 7

    When the Supreme Court considers whether Donald J. Trump is barred from appearing on Colorado’s ballot, a professor’s scholarship, long relegated to the fringes, will take center stage.

  115. Education Dept. Investigates Claims of Discrimination Against Palestinian Students at Harvard National, February 7

    The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Education Department is looking into the allegations after a complaint from a Muslim advocacy group.

  116. The Changing Focus of Climate Denial: From Science to Scientists Climate, February 6

    The scientist Michael Mann is challenging attacks on his work in a defamation suit that’s taken 12 years to come to trial.

  117. Clyde Taylor, Literary Scholar Who Elevated Black Cinema, Dies at 92 Obits, February 6

    A leading figure in the field of Black studies in the 1970s, he identified work by Black filmmakers as worthy of serious intellectual attention.

  118. Columbia Limited Campus Protests, So Students Took to the Streets Metro, February 6

    As Columbia and Barnard weigh how to protect free speech and student safety, their protest rules have forced some students off campus, where they have clashed with the police.

  119. Federal Records Show Increasing Use of Solitary Confinement for Immigrants Science, February 6

    A new report based on records from the Trump and Biden years found the average length of solitary detainment was longer than the duration the U.N. says can constitute torture.

  120. Endless Range, Boundless Swagger: Why Caitlin Clark Is Different National, February 6

    Her fiery competitiveness, no-look passes and 3-point bombs have made for must-see basketball in Iowa. What happens when she leaves?

  121. Dartmouth Players Are Employees Who Can Unionize, U.S. Official Says Business, February 6

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board cleared the way for the collegiate men’s basketball team to hold a vote.

  122. At Ghana Event, Fowler Museum Returns Items Taken From Asante Kingdom Culture, February 5

    The seven items had been part of its collection since 1965, but new research found that the objects, including gold jewelry, had been taken by British forces during the colonial era.

  123. Reflections on the E. Jean Carroll Verdict Letters, February 5

    Readers react to Opinion pieces about her audacity and libel law. Also: The U.S. and Iran; Democratic alternatives; controversy at Penn; pets in cold weather.

  124. A Top College Reinstates the SAT N Y T Now, February 5

    Why other schools may follow Dartmouth’s lead.

  125. How Loud Billionaires Convert Their Wealth Into Power Op Ed, February 5

    What the rise of Bill Ackman, yet another megarich troublemaker, says about the power of social media to turn wealth into power.

  126. Exploring Ghana, With Contemporary Art as a Guide Travel, February 5

    A globalized art market has brought attention to Ghanaian artists like Ibrahim Mahama. On an arts-focused trip to the West African country, a writer finds a thriving scene following its own agenda.

  127. Amid a Fraught Process, a Philadelphia Museum Entombs Remains of 19 Black People National, February 4

    Skulls from a collection used to further racist science have been laid to rest. Questions surrounding the interment have not.

  128. A Forgotten Championship H.B.C.U. Team Comes Off the Sidelines Express, February 3

    Surviving members of the all-Black Tennessee A&I basketball team have fought for recognition since they won three back-to-back national championships at the height of the Jim Crow era.

  129. How a Law School Student at N.Y.U. Spends Her Sundays Metropolitan, February 3

    Talia Scott also attends New York University’s business school, in between working out and helping other Black women get started with legal careers.

  130. Will Families Pay Less With Two Students in College? Now, It Depends. Business, February 3

    The federal financial aid formula used to give a break to families with two or more children in college at a time. That’s gone now, and some schools may not fill the gap.

  131. Bill Ackman and Mark Zuckerberg Fail to Land Candidates on Harvard’s Board of Overseers National, February 3

    The candidates had promised to challenge the university’s leadership, but failed to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot for the board.

  132. Supreme Court Won’t Block Use of Race in West Point Admissions for Now Washington, February 2

    The court rejected an emergency request to temporarily bar the military academy from using race in admissions while a lower-court lawsuit proceeds.

  133. New York Is Planning to Shutter a Major Brooklyn Teaching Hospital Metro, January 20

    Officials said some services would be transferred from University Hospital at Downstate to nearby facilities, and others, including primary care, could be expanded.

  134. What Costs $1,000 Per Student and Might Help Children Learn to Read? National, December 4

    A new study found that California schools got positive results from a targeted investment in the science of reading — even with the challenges of pandemic recovery.

  135. More States Now Require Financial Literacy Classes in High Schools Business, December 1

    The surge in offerings is a response to the pandemic, which revealed glaring income inequality, as well as inflation and the resumption of student loan payments, an expert said.

  136. Lab Leak Fight Casts Chill Over Virology Research Science, October 16

    Scientists doing “gain-of-function” research said that heightened fears of lab leaks are stalling studies that could thwart the next pandemic virus.

  137. Can Civics Lessons for the Young Help Mend Society? Letters, September 20

    Readers react to a guest essay by educators at Stanford. Also: The new Senate dress code; Ron DeSantis and vaccines.

  138. Luring Theater Audiences Back After Covid Letters, September 10

    Readers discuss the decline in theater subscribers after the pandemic. Also: Northern Ireland; food allergies; a Covid playmate; anti-China bias.

  139. Faulty Oxygen Readings Delayed Care to Black and Hispanic Covid Patients, Study Finds Science, August 24

    Pulse oximeters measuring oxygen in the blood often inflated the levels for dark-skinned Covid patients, who then experienced delayed care or an increased risk of hospital readmission, researchers found.

  140. How Ron DeSantis Joined the ‘Ruling Class’ — and Turned Against It Investigative, August 20

    Over the years, Mr. DeSantis embraced and exploited his Ivy League credentials. Now he is reframing his experiences at Yale and Harvard to wage a vengeful political war.

  141. The June 30 Student Loans Supreme Court Biden live blog included one standalone post:
  142. Anthony Fauci Will Join Faculty at Georgetown University Express, June 27

    Dr. Fauci was the federal government’s top infectious disease expert for decades, and helped steer the U.S. response to Covid-19.

  143. Dr. Ashish Jha, White House Covid Coordinator, Set to Depart This Month Washington, June 8

    Dr. Jha, who oversaw the Biden administration’s pandemic response as it wound down, will return to his post as dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University.

  144. What the Debt Ceiling Deal Means for Student Loan Payments Washington, May 30

    The legislation would prevent President Biden from issuing another last-minute extension on the payments beyond the end of the summer.

  145. Rosalind Franklin and Unsung Women in Science Letters, May 9

    Dr. Franklin and giving credit to women for their scientific contributions. Also: New College of Florida; Black unemployment; housing solutions; Covid risks.

  146. After Long Delay, Moderna Pays N.I.H. for Covid Vaccine Technique Science, February 23

    Moderna has paid $400 million to the government for a chemical technique key to its vaccine. But the parties are still locked in a high-stakes dispute over a different patent.

  147. Three Years Into Covid, We Still Don’t Know How to Talk About It Interactive, February 22

    Most Americans think they know the story of the pandemic. But when a writer immersed himself in a Covid oral-history project, he realized how much we’re still missing.

  148. Opening Up Jobs for Those Without a College Degree Letters, February 7

    Readers react to an editorial urging employers to consider skills and experience, not just degrees. Also: Long Covid; Trump, RINO; online romance scams.

  149. Students Lost One-Third of a School Year to Pandemic, Study Finds Science, January 30

    Learning delays and regressions were most severe in developing countries and among children from low-income backgrounds. And students still haven’t caught up.

  150. Your Tuesday Briefing: Chinese ‘Zero Covid’ Workers Revolt N Y T Now, January 16