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  1. Researchers Are Racing to Make a Coronavirus Vaccine. Will It Help? Health, Yesterday

    New technology and better coordination have sped up development. But a coronavirus vaccine is still months — and most likely years — away.

  2. Wuhan Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak Interactive, Yesterday

    The virus has sickened more than 5,500 people in China and a handful in other countries.

  3. Wuhan Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak Interactive, Yesterday

    The virus has sickened more than 4,500 people in China and a handful in other countries.

  4. Governor Cuomo, Pardon This Man Opinion, Yesterday

    Tyrone Abraham served his time. His story shows what happens when a state’s criminal justice system collides with federal immigration enforcement.

  5. Governor Cuomo, Pardon This Man Opinion, Yesterday

    Tyrone Abraham served his time. His story shows what happens when a state’s criminal justice system collides with federal immigration enforcement.

  6. U.S. Accuses Harvard Scientist of Concealing Chinese Funding U.S., Yesterday

    Prosecutors say Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, lied about contacts with a Chinese state-run initiative that seeks to draw foreign-educated talent.

  7. A $100 Million Bet That Vacationland Can Be a Tech Hub, Too Business, January 27

    A benefactor’s big gift will create a research center in Portland, Maine, testing a small city’s ability to prosper as a magnet for innovation.

  8. As Coronavirus Fears Intensify, Effectiveness of Quarantines Is Questioned World, January 26

    Amid news the coronavirus is spreading at an accelerating rate, concern is growing that China’s lockdown of cities may not only have come too late but could even make the situation worse.

  9. Iraq Police Crack Down on Protests as Influential Cleric Withdraws Support World, January 25

    Security forces took back bridges and squares in Baghdad and Basra after the prominent Shiite cleric, Moktada al-Sadr, said he would no longer intervene on protesters’ behalf.

  10. The N.C.A.A. Says It’s Working to Change. Next Year, at the Soonest. Sports, January 24

    At a meeting in California, top officials in college sports mulled how to change the rules that would allow athletes to profit from their fame. But new standards won’t happen until at least 2021.

  11. PEN America Defends College Employee Who Was Fired for Joke About Bombings U.S., January 24

    Days after Asheen Phansey posted what he said were sarcastic suggestions of American sites that Iran could target for bombings, he was fired from Babson College in Massachusetts.

  12. Carol Serling, Rod’s Wife and Tender of ‘Twilight Zone’ Flame, Dies at 90 Arts, January 23

    Rod Serling, who created “The Twilight Zone,” died in 1975. His wife — in publishing, academic and screen ventures — helped keep his spirit alive.

  13. University of Michigan Suspends Provost Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations U.S., January 23

    An outside law firm was hired to investigate allegations made against Martin Philbert, a tenured professor of toxicology, the school said.

  14. Mapping Potholes by Phone (the West Bank’s Roads Were Smoother) Business, January 23

    Students in Cambridge, Mass., and Ramallah have created an app to track road quality. It turns out the roads around Cambridge are worse.

  15. These Artifacts Were Stolen. Why Is It So Hard to Get Them Back? Arts, January 23

    The Benin Bronzes, some of Africa’s greatest treasures, were looted over 120 years ago. After a chance encounter, two men made it their mission to return them.

  16. La muerte de los gigantes de agua dulce en Español, January 22

    La pesca excesiva y la construcción de presas han puesto en peligro inminente a la megafauna de ríos y lagos del mundo. Pero muchas especies aún pueden salvarse.

  17. Michael I. Sovern, Who Led Columbia in Eventful Era, Dies at 88 New York, January 22

    During his tenure, 1980-93, the university was restored to financial health, divested from companies tied to South Africa and admitted women to its college.

  18. Why We Need the Equal Rights Amendment Opinion, January 22

    The National Organization for Women says ratification is about the law and basic human rights. Also: Big Tech and a campus divide; hydropower’s potential.

  19. The Freshwater Giants Are Dying Science, January 21

    Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna.” But many species may yet be saved.

  20. I Quit Yale Style, January 20

    If James Franco could handle grad school, why couldn’t I?

  21. Baylor’s Handling of Rape Cases Still Follows Ken Starr Sports, January 19

    At Baylor, Mr. Starr correctly surmised that the university’s sexual assault crisis stretched far beyond the football team. What he did, or did not do, about that cost him his job.

  22. In a Sharp Downturn, College Can Be a Shock Absorber Business, January 19

    The lessons of the last recession were harsh but clear. Public colleges need plenty of money during economic declines.

  23. Rutgers to Name Its First Black President, School Official Says New York, January 19

    Jonathan Holloway, the provost at Northwestern University, is expected to be introduced by the school on Tuesday.

  24. When Are You Really an Adult? U.S., January 18

    America has been inconsistent at best when it comes to deciding what 18- to 21-year-olds are too young, or just old enough, to do.

  25. A Blow to the Head Makes an Instant Hero in India World, January 17

    Aishe Ghosh, a young woman who was set upon at a campus demonstration, has become an icon in India’s growing protest movement.

  26. Are You Overlooking Something That Could Make You Richer? Business, January 17

    You probably aren’t paying enough attention to your debt, an accountant argues in a new book, and that could be costing you.

  27. It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That? Business, January 17

    Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?

  28. It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That? Science, January 17

    Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?

  29. I.R.S. Exempts Some Forgiven Student Loans From Taxes Business, January 16

    Borrowers whose schools abruptly shut down or used misleading practices won’t have to pay taxes on their forgiven balances.

  30. What Wolf Pups That Play Fetch Reveal About Your Dog Science, January 16

    If wolf pups will retrieve a ball for a stranger, no training necessary, maybe dogs’ wild ancestors were also ready for human games.

  31. The Overlooked History of Women at Work Arts, January 16

    A Grolier Club exhibition explores 500 years of women as scientists, midwives, writers, activists, undertakers and more.

  32. The Anti-Israel Craze Hits High School Opinion, January 16

    A movement to demonize Israel corrupts the academy.

  33. Rich People Don’t Just Live Longer. They Also Get More Healthy Years. U.S., January 16

    Wealthy men and women generally have seven to nine more years of “disability-free” life after age 50 than poor people do, according to a new study of English and American adults.

  34. Rich People Don’t Just Live Longer. They Also Get More Healthy Years. Science, January 16

    Wealthy men and women generally have eight to nine more years of “disability-free” life after age 50 than poor people do, according to a new study of English and American adults.

  35. How U.S.C. Courted Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli for Donations U.S., January 15

    They are among more than a dozen parents who are still fighting charges in the sprawling admissions prosecution.

  36. Holy Cross Student Rower Killed in Florida Crash U.S., January 15

    According to the college, Grace Rett, 20, died when a pickup slammed into a van carrying about a dozen members of the team.

  37. Man Accused of Making ‘Swatting’ Threats With White Supremacists U.S., January 15

    The authorities say that the suspect is part of a nationwide ring of white supremacists trying to foment panic.

  38. Franklin College President Is Fired After Arrest on Suspicion of Sex Crimes U.S., January 14

    Thomas J. Minar was arrested this month in Wisconsin on suspicion of sex crimes involving children, a prosecutor said. He has been released on bond.

  39. Strip the World Series Title From the Astros Opinion, January 14

    A reader says that’s the best way to restore integrity to the game after the sign-stealing scandal. Also: Tax all tobacco products; the University of Phoenix, on adult learning.

  40. National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants Arts, January 14

    This round of funding totals $30.9 million and will support 188 projects across the country.

  41. She’s Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer, and She Thinks #MeToo Is ‘Dangerous’ New York, January 14

    “We can’t have movements that strip us of our fundamental rights,” said Donna Rotunno, who has faced criticism from feminists.

  42. John Pawasarat, Used Data to Address Social Ills, Dies at 70 U.S., January 13

    His research on driver’s licenses — who had them, who didn’t — was cited in voting rights disputes over whether requiring picture IDs was discriminatory.

  43. John Pawasarat Dies at 70; Used Data to Address Social Ills U.S., January 13

    His research on driver’s licenses — who had them, who didn’t — was cited in voting rights disputes over whether requiring picture IDs was discriminatory.

  44. New Iowa Poll Shows Tight Race, With Joe Biden Jumping Ahead U.S., January 13

    The poll, conducted by Monmouth University, found Mr. Biden’s top three competitors in close pursuit.

  45. Professor Fired After Joking That Iran Should Pick U.S. Sites to Bomb U.S., January 11

    Asheen Phansey said he regretted his “bad attempt at humor” and had hoped the college would have defended his right to free speech.

  46. The Academic Apocalypse Opinion, January 11

    The crisis of English departments is also a crisis of faith.

  47. ‘Techlash’ Hits College Campuses Style, January 11

    Facebook, Google and other major tech firms were every student’s dream workplaces. Until they weren’t.

  48. Plane Crash Leaves Iranian Diaspora in Canada Grief-Stricken World, January 10

    Of the 176 victims, 57 Canadians died on the flight that crashed on its way from Tehran to Ukraine. Many were students or faculty at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

  49. Jeffrey Epstein Gave $850,000 to M.I.T., and Administrators Knew Business, January 10

    The university investigated its history with Mr. Epstein after Joichi Ito, the face of its prominent Media Lab program, acknowledged receiving money from the convicted sex offender.

  50. How Jule Hall, Graduate of the Bard Prison Initiative, Spends His Sundays New York, January 10

    After serving 22 years in prison, he is making up for lost time, with a job at the Ford Foundation, good coffee and a long soak in the tub.

  51. New Law Expands Uses for 529 College Savings Accounts Your Money, January 10

    Under the Secure Act, approved in December, up to $10,000 can be used to repay student loans. The law also allows 529 funds to be used for apprenticeships.

  52. Behind Campus Attack in India, Some See a Far-Right Agenda World, January 10

    Hindu nationalists view Jawaharlal Nehru University, where a mob rampaged last weekend, as “a symbol of everything that is bad in this country,” one analyst said.

  53. Will We Ever Figure Out How to Talk to Boys About Sex? Opinion, January 10

    Teenagers and young men still don’t have the right vocabulary. Can we help them get there?

  54. Second U.S. Baby to Be Born From a Dead Donor’s Uterus Is Delivered Science, January 9

    Researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia said the procedure could pave a new path to parenthood for women with uterine factor infertility.

  55. Second U.S. Baby to Be Born From a Dead Donor’s Uterus Is Delivered Health, January 9

    Researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia said the procedure could pave a new path to parenthood for women with uterine factor infertility.

  56. Attacks by Urban Coyotes Are Rare, but Frightening Science, January 9

    Two people were injured in Chicago, a reminder that as more coyotes move to the cities, some conflicts are inevitable.

  57. Trove of New Bird Species Found on Remote Indonesian Islands Science, January 9

    Researchers found 10 new species and subspecies of songbirds off the coast of Sulawesi, with distinct songs and genetics from known birds.

  58. Yes, This Cuttlefish Is Wearing 3-D Glasses Science, January 8

    Scientists knew octopuses and squid didn’t have any depth perception, but they had a hunch their cuttlefish cousins might.

  59. Elizabeth Wurtzel Finally Grew Up, Like the Rest of Gen X Style, January 8

    Angry and disaffected, the “Prozac Nation” author, who died this week at 52, found new peace and purpose in her later years.

  60. Tessa Majors and the Worst Thing I Ever Heard Opinion, January 7

    Not long after her killing, someone left a racist message on my office phone at Barnard, where she had been a student. Why?

  61. Judge Signals Approval of U.S.C.’s $215 Million Settlement With Ex-Gynecologist’s Patients U.S., January 7

    More than 18,000 women are expected to receive $2,500 to $250,000 from the University of Southern California.

  62. A Year After a #MeToo Reckoning, Economists Still Grapple With It Business, January 7

    After a year of revelations about racism and sexism, the profession’s annual meeting reflected signs of progress, but also work to be done.

  63. Mogadishu Bombing Took the Lives of the ‘Best and the Brightest’ World, January 6

    Despite a growing sense of stability and optimism after decades of chaos and violence, Somalia has been unable to curb the threat posed by the terrorist group Al Shabab.

  64. Portland Woman Accused of Snatching Hijab Is Charged With Hate Crimes U.S., January 6

    Prosecutors said that the victim told the police she “no longer feels safe wearing a hijab in public and is relying on alternative methods to cover herself.”

  65. Masked Men Attack Students in Rampage at University in New Delhi World, January 5

    Dozens were hurt by attackers who shouted Hindu slogans. Some students said they belonged to a far-right Hindu group, which denied involvement.

  66. He Was Accused of Enabling Abuse. Then Came a Downward Spiral. U.S., January 4

    Named in a sexual misconduct lawsuit against his college, an academic despaired over what he said was a false portrayal of his actions. His anguish proved too much to bear.

  67. Right-Wing Views for Generation Z, Five Minutes at a Time Business, January 4

    Dennis Prager believes teenagers are more open to conservative ideas than millennials. With PragerU, he’s making a play to get around their professors.

  68. Right-Wing Views for Generation Z, Five Minutes at a Time U.S., January 4

    Dennis Prager believes teenagers are more open to conservative ideas than millennials. With PragerU, he’s making a play to get around their professors.

  69. The Love Letters of T.S. Eliot: New Clues Into His Most Mysterious Relationship U.S., January 4

    Fifty years after the death of Eliot’s purported muse, Princeton has unveiled hundreds of passionate — and deeply revealing — letters the poet wrote to her.

  70. Beware Tyrannosaurus Rex Teenagers and Their Growth Spurts Science, January 3

    Fossils that some scientists thought to be a separate species were likely adolescent Tyrannosaurus rexes, a new study says.

  71. Headless Body in Cave Is Identified as 1916 Ax Murder Suspect U.S., January 3

    The case of Joseph Henry Loveless, who sawed his way out of jail in 1916, is among the oldest solved using genetic genealogy.

  72. Tessa Majors Murder: 13-Year-Old Suspect Must Remain in Custody New York, January 2

    The teenager, accused in the death of the Barnard student, exhibited troubling behavior at a detention center, New York City lawyers said.

  73. Denying a Professor Tenure, Harvard Sparks a Debate Over Ethnic Studies U.S., January 2

    Some students of color say that even as the university defends its use of race in admissions, it devalues their experiences and fails to retain professors who support them.

  74. New Injection Method Makes an Old TB Vaccine Far More Powerful Health, January 1

    Giving the vaccine intravenously to monkeys provided 90% protection against tuberculosis. More testing is needed before humans can be inoculated that way.

  75. In a Homecoming Video Meant to Unite Campus, Almost Everyone Was White U.S., January 1

    The video was created to show off the University of Wisconsin. Instead, it set off a furor, and a reckoning over what it means to be a black student on campus.

  76. Protect Veterans From Fraud Opinion, December 31

    Congress could do much more to protect Americans who have served their country from predatory for-profit colleges.

  77. Stolen Research: Chinese Scientist Is Accused of Smuggling Lab Samples U.S., December 31

    Zaosong Zheng, a promising cancer researcher, confessed that he had planned to take the stolen samples to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, and publish the results under his own name.

  78. Where Are All the Women Coaches? Opinion, December 31

    Title IX got women playing college sports. Now it’s time to let them lead.

  79. Opioid Deaths Rise When Auto Plants Close, Study Shows Business, December 30

    Research found 85 percent more deaths among those of prime working age in places where car factories closed compared with where they stayed open.