A growing body of evidence shows that college students generally learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. That is probably true in workplace meetings, too.
An analysis of 3D photomosaics of reefs in the Pacific Ocean could help scientists better understand the health of coral around the world.
To some, the posts directed at sports figures, many of them black, suggest that the president is trying to send a message of solidarity to many supporters.
Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.
Alabamians sense that outsiders often view their state, or look down on it, through their own political and social lens. So college football often serves as a rebuttal, and a point of pride.
In summer, when they move into warmer waters, bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic rub against underwater rocks to shed skin.
The Hurricanes moved past Clemson, which fell to No. 3, while Alabama stayed at No. 1 and Oklahoma remained at No. 4.
The Trump administration, in a letter last week, threatened to sue the university to force it to turn over student and applicant records.
Rehearsing “Describe the Night” in makeshift space after Hurricane Harvey reminded Rajiv Joseph that theater can help build community. And rebuild it.
Technology academics at the University of Cambridge take issue with an Op-Ed article.
James B. Milliken, the chancellor of the largest public university system in the country, said that he was stepping down at the end of the academic year.
Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.
A lawsuit says authorities in Nassau County were breaking state law by arresting immigrants for civil offenses related to their status, not criminal acts.
Glenn, who played for the Patriots, Cowboys and Packers, was killed in a traffic accident in the Dallas area, where he had set up a youth foundation.
On Dec. 3, join two New York Times journalists, Columbia University’s leading astronomers and a former astronaut for a multisensory celebration of space.
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
Edward Blum has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws.
A day after Mr. Ball downplayed President Trump’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players safely out of China, the president fired back on Twitter.
A professor says that the 18th-century French satirist lied about his date of birth not to hide a scandal, but to create one.
In other games, Notre Dame got past Navy, Wisconsin topped Michigan, and Yale won the Ivy League.
My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.
Eighteen teams, from several sports, met with President Trump on Friday.
The university canceled social and recruiting events at all its fraternities as it investigates claims of alcohol abuse and other possible misconduct.
If you don’t think right-wing politics should dominate Christian life, where can you find the right congregation?
Binge drinking. Sexual assault. Segregation. Why do colleges indulge Greek life?
A pre-Iron Bowl break is a tradition for Alabama’s best teams, but using it to attack the team’s schedule is misguided.
Life and death, joy and poverty coexist in Emma Dante’s wondrous show about a family in Palermo. And it only costs $20 to see it.
Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we don’t even make.
Eager to market themselves and their players, three United States high schools are likely to face added scrutiny at a tournament in Beijing next month after three U.C.L.A. players were arrested in China.
When an area is more than 85 percent white, support for President Trump skyrockets — and that makes all the difference.
The House tax bill, up for a vote on Thursday, would tax benefits that put the children of college workers through school and help doctoral students get their degrees.
Alex Eylar tries to make us see the logic behind his puzzle.
A Princeton economics professor, he was an adviser to Washington policymakers and an advocate of Obamacare.
Experiments show that the animals change their communications depending on how much their audience knows.
LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, detained in China for shoplifting, were released after President Trump interceded with President Xi Jinping.
There has been a backlash to students’ talking more openly about misconduct.
Chinese students, an increasingly crucial source of revenue, are challenging what they see as anti-China slights, raising censorship concerns.
Losses by Georgia and Notre Dame opened the door for the Crimson Tide to take over the top spot, while Clemson improved to No. 2.
Matthew Ellis, a Phi Kappa Psi pledge, died after a fraternity event on Sunday, the latest in a string of similar episodes on campuses across the country.
The American president had appealed to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in the case of the three members of a university basketball team accused of shoplifting.
Algorithms are shaping our lives. Where’s academia when it comes to helping us make sense of this?
A Cornell alumna agrees with taxing endowments: “How much should I be subsidizing the hubris on the hill?”
Experts set new targets for treatment of hypertension on Monday, greatly expanding the number of adults who will qualify for the diagnosis.
Duke and Kentucky have dominated the one-and-done era, but a looming discussion about possible N.C.A.A. rules changes may change the landscape.
In announcing the new charges, the authorities said that the student, Tim Piazza, had been given at least 18 drinks in 82 minutes at the Beta Theta Pi party in February.
With no N.H.L. players available for the 2018 Olympics, four former Yale teammates found themselves back together on the roster for the United States national team.
In September, a white student is said to have called a black student a racial slur and then punched him in the face.
Robert Schoelkopf helped create technology that promises to deliver the machines of tomorrow at Google and IBM. Now, he is giving them some competition.
Experts said concerns around President Trump’s travel ban and safety were fueling the decline in enrollment.
Miami, or The U, made a strong case for a berth in the College Football Playoff while simultaneously declaring the return of its brash personality.
The suspension of parties and pledging activities at most of the school’s fraternities was the latest effort at major universities to curtail the excesses of Greek life.
Some tips for recent college graduates as the “grace periods” for most loans are ending.
Schools like Stanford stash their endowments in offshore accounts while still benefiting from tax breaks.
N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi writes that it is saddened that two faculty members are not able to teach at the campus.
The university joins others across the nation accepting students whose studies were interrupted by Hurricane Maria for a tuition-free semester.
Its very name was synonymous with the 20th-century economy. Now it’s trying to catch up with Silicon Valley on self-driving cars.
The House proposal would let families pull $10,000 annually from 529 savings accounts to pay for private school tuition, saving money on capital gains taxes.
American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.
Mr. Miranda, the creator and original star of the musical, will return to the role he originated for a three-week run in Puerto Rico in January 2019.
Mr. Miller was president of the car company in the 1960s, then became dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
The distribution of Rockefeller’s multimillion fortune is underway and there are lessons to be learned about giving, even for the less wealthy.
Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson held their spots in the top four of the rankings, while Miami moved up three spots to No. 7.
Faculty members were denied visas by the United Arab Emirates, raising concerns about academic freedom at the university’s Middle East outpost.
A former Vassar president explains why the Republican tax reform bill is bad.
Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, but moving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.
A renowned scholar of Islam, he will take a leave of absence from the university after two women in France filed complaints with the police.
Academic, business and government officials in Providence, R.I., hope to build on a collaborative development project to create a thriving innovation district.
Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.
College students can lose out on financial aid if they supplement tuition with private donations.
The university’s president said the suspension, which affects all 55 fraternities and sororities, would stay in place until students committed to a “new normal.”
A play about Lenny Bruce-style comedy that was to be performed on the Brandeis campus was canceled amid backlash from students and faculty.
Two years after debate over Woodrow Wilson rocked campus, the Princeton and Slavery Project is unveiling new research into the university’s uncomfortable past.
Four of the contributors to the Princeton and Slavery Plays project talk about the hidden histories that inspired them.
A scholarship administrator writes that the confusing language of college financial aid offers is overwhelming for working-class students.
“Lied vom weissen Käse” (“Song of the White Cheese”), which Weill wrote for a musical revue in 1931, was recently discovered in a Berlin archive.
Immunity wanes over time in some people, but being properly vaccinated reduces complications, experts say.
As an example of focused local philanthropy, David Lang has created the “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra” to raise money for repairs in Philadelphia.
Four young adults shared their experiences with philanthropies dedicated to helping them overcome disadvantages growing up.
Google and others, fighting for a small pool of researchers, are looking for automated ways to deal with a shortage of artificial intelligence experts.
House Republicans are proposing a 1.4 percent tax on wealthier colleges’ investment income to help pay for broad cuts.
New rules that let some New York charters set their own standards are a reasonable effort at increasing the number of strong candidates.
Graduate programs in STEM have the highest percentage of international students of any broad academic field. Why don’t the locals bother?
Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.
A retiring editor reflects on three decades of education coverage and the issues that endure.
First it was facilities, then amenities and uniforms. Now football programs are spending thousands of dollars to draw attention to the big rigs that haul their equipment.
A handful of prestigious law schools, for the first time this admissions cycle, are allowing applicants to submit GRE scores instead of LSAT scores. This issue's Pop Quiz: sample questions from both.
With so many variations on what constitutes higher education as well as family, it’s no wonder there are so many definitions. And that matters.
Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, long argued that the Obama model didn’t work. Here’s her take on what the changes mean.
Sparse attendance at a speech by Ms. Trump at a women’s empowerment forum contrasted starkly with the breathless local news coverage of her visit.
The conference has had trouble winning over fans. This year it added Notre Dame and reorganized its schedule in an effort “to embrace the new and forget about the old.”
The attack on Tuesday made clear just how many people in New York have been drawn from somewhere else, and how precious their coming together is.
The classicist Emily Wilson has given Homer’s epic a radically contemporary voice.
Employers with a social mission often can’t afford to subsidize interns. Students often can’t afford to work for free. Colleges pitch in.
Hakeem Olajuwon, Sheryl Swoopes, Gordie Howe: The Astros’ victory in the World Series was far from Houston’s first sports championship. Here’s a look back.
In a program at the University of Texas at El Paso, students from both sides of the border write and speak in English, Spanish and Spanglish.
The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.
The enthusiasm for science education rests on the assumption that these fields are flush with opportunity. Physicists, go digital.
There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but here are some lessons from a longtime observer to help you navigate the process.
Hedge fund founders and professors touting free markets rarely see eye to eye. But Ken Griffin, of Citadel, is giving the University of Chicago $125 million.
The student crowed on Instagram about rubbing used tampons on her roommate’s backpack and “putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn’t shine.”
Elite campuses have too few grown-up students.
A female doctoral student had filed suit against the prominent historian and the university earlier this month, accusing him of kissing and groping her.
The Bulldogs (8-0) were followed by Alabama (8-0), Notre Dame (7-1) and Clemson (7-1) in the playoff committee’s initial rankings.
Technical troubles that took the Common App portal offline for two hours Monday night were met with anxiety and mordant humor by students and college officials.
Three professors from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences have been put on paid leave as a criminal investigation is carried out.
For-profit colleges, however, look worse with the new graduation numbers.
Haunted dorms, Ouija boards and brushes with the supernatural.
Open-access academic publications were supposed to lower the barriers to knowledge. But when the walls came down, opportunists came in.
Amid identity politics and the partisan divide, faculty members struggle to manage testy exchanges and potential attacks, sometimes on them.
The movement’s elites may talk about tradition and order, but the base of voters wants something else: sudden, uncompromising change.
Around Penn State, where drinking is a serious problem, a home invader might be a student with no idea where he is. One townie offered a ride home; one grabbed a bat.
The College Football Playoff selection committee will release its rankings Tuesday night, and Notre Dame, Alabama and Oklahoma have more at stake than usual.
Far from being duped, researchers with few resources are turning to “predatory” journals to publish articles and polish resumes.
For one student, it began with a painkiller snorted in a friend’s basement. For another, it was speed, pushed by the boy in the next locker.
They’re not cute like polar bears, but insects are critical to the ecosystem and their decline should worry us.
The interviews with several mothers drew strong reactions. One reader was “deeply disturbed,” thinking that they shifted blame onto the victims.
When constituents wrote to a senator from Tennessee in the 1960s about issues like health care, immigration and racial tensions, they often made the same arguments heard in 2017 — sometimes in the very same phrases.
The 2016 election is forcing campuses to examine their dangerous estrangement.
What Donald Trump teaches us about higher education.
After $70,000 in payments, one teacher found that he wasn’t in the public service loan forgiveness program after all. Now, he has to start over.
Overshadowed for years by the SEC, the Big Ten now has three of the top six teams in the Associated Press rankings.
A Stanford neuropathologist will be looking for physical abnormalities in Stephen Paddock’s brain, although the examination is unlikely to answer the mystery of the mass killing.
How are they doing with their towering frontcourt of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis? “Ay, we good,” Cousins says.
A professor defends the use of “safe spaces.”
A letter to universities asking how classrooms address the country’s withdrawal from the European Union has led to cries of “McCarthyism” and censorship.
The impending digital publication of the letters and an auction of a rare special edition of “Swann’s Way” are delighting admirers of the French author.