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  1. Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. Sunday Business, November 22

    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.

  2. ‘Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles’ Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs Science, November 22

    An analysis of 3D photomosaics of reefs in the Pacific Ocean could help scientists better understand the health of coral around the world.

  3. Trump, in Twitter Rant, Revisits Grievances Against Sports Figures Washington, November 22

    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.

  4. Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease Science, November 22

    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.

  5. Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones? In Alabama, a Certain Football Game Comes First
    Sports, November 22

    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.

  6. Even Whales Have to Exfoliate Science, November 22

    In summer, when they move into warmer waters, bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic rub against underwater rocks to shed skin.

  7. Miami Moves to No. 2 in College Football Playoff Rankings Sports, November 21

    The Hurricanes moved past Clemson, which fell to No. 3, while Alabama stayed at No. 1 and Oklahoma remained at No. 4.

  8. Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard Washington, November 21

    The Trump administration, in a letter last week, threatened to sue the university to force it to turn over student and applicant records.

  9. The Hurricane Hit, but Our Show Went On Arts & Leisure, November 21

    Rehearsing “Describe the Night” in makeshift space after Hurricane Harvey reminded Rajiv Joseph that theater can help build community. And rebuild it.

  10. The Study of Technology Letters, November 21

    Technology academics at the University of Cambridge take issue with an Op-Ed article.

  11. Head of City University Will Step Down Metro, November 21

    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.

  12. Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates Science, November 21

    Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.

  13. Police on Long Island Are Working Illegally With ICE, Suit Says Metro, November 20

    A lawsuit says authorities in Nassau County were breaking state law by arresting immigrants for civil offenses related to their status, not criminal acts.

  14. Terry Glenn, Star Receiver at Ohio State and in N.F.L., Dies at 43 Obits, November 20

    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.

  15. Live Event: A Supermoon Viewing Party Insider, November 20

    On Dec. 3, join two New York Times journalists, Columbia University’s leading astronomers and a former astronaut for a multisensory celebration of space.

  16. New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients Science, November 20

    By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.

  17. He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard. National, November 19

    Edward Blum has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws.

  18. Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’ Sports, November 19

    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.

  19. Studying Fake News About Voltaire, Spread by Voltaire Himself Metro, November 19

    A professor says that the 18th-century French satirist lied about his date of birth not to hide a scandal, but to create one.

  20. College Football: Oklahoma State’s Slim Playoff Hopes Wither Sports, November 18

    In other games, Notre Dame got past Navy, Wisconsin topped Michigan, and Yale won the Ivy League.

  21. How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break Op Ed, November 18

    My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

  22. N.C.A.A. Champs Visit the White House Sports, November 17

    Eighteen teams, from several sports, met with President Trump on Friday.

  23. Ohio State Halts Fraternity Activities Amid Hazing Allegations National, November 17

    The university canceled social and recruiting events at all its fraternities as it investigates claims of alcohol abuse and other possible misconduct.

  24. How to Escape From Roy Moore’s Evangelicalism Op Ed, November 17

    If you don’t think right-wing politics should dominate Christian life, where can you find the right congregation?

  25. Their Pledges Die. So Should Fraternities. Op Ed, November 17

    Binge drinking. Sexual assault. Segregation. Why do colleges indulge Greek life?

  26. Before Thanksgiving Week Showdown, Alabama and Auburn Order Cupcakes Sports, November 17

    A pre-Iron Bowl break is a tradition for Alabama’s best teams, but using it to attack the team’s schedule is misguided.

  27. A Raucous Day at the Beach With ‘The Sisters Macaluso’ Culture, November 17

    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.

  28. The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students Op Ed, November 16

    Our tax burden could increase by tens of thousands of dollars, based on money we don’t even make.

  29. High School Teams Head to China, Mixing Basketball and Business Sports, November 16

    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.

  30. White-on-White Voting Op Ed, November 16

    When an area is more than 85 percent white, support for President Trump skyrockets — and that makes all the difference.

  31. House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits Washington, November 15

    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.

  32. Logic 101 Games, November 15

    Alex Eylar tries to make us see the logic behind his puzzle.

  33. Uwe Reinhardt, 80, Dies; a Listened-to Voice on Health Care Policy National, November 15

    A Princeton economics professor, he was an adviser to Washington policymakers and an advocate of Obamacare.

  34. Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know Science, November 15

    Experiments show that the animals change their communications depending on how much their audience knows.

  35. U.C.L.A. Suspends 3 Players; They Admitted to Shoplifting in China Sports, November 15

    LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, detained in China for shoplifting, were released after President Trump interceded with President Xi Jinping.

  36. What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault Op Ed, November 15

    There has been a backlash to students’ talking more openly about misconduct.

  37. Chinese Nationalism Jostles With Academic Freedom in Australia Foreign, November 15

    Chinese students, an increasingly crucial source of revenue, are challenging what they see as anti-China slights, raising censorship concerns.

  38. Alabama Moves to No. 1 in College Football Playoff Rankings Sports, November 14

    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.

  39. Texas State Halts Greek Activities After Fraternity Pledge Dies National, November 14

    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.

  40. How Trump Helped Liberate U.C.L.A. ‘Knuckleheads’ From China Politics, November 14

    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.

  41. The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech Op Ed, November 14

    Algorithms are shaping our lives. Where’s academia when it comes to helping us make sense of this?

  42. Taxing University Endowments Letters, November 14

    A Cornell alumna agrees with taxing endowments: “How much should I be subsidizing the hubris on the hill?”

  43. Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure Science, November 13

    Experts set new targets for treatment of hypertension on Monday, greatly expanding the number of adults who will qualify for the diagnosis.

  44. Freshmen Rule College Basketball, Unless the Rules Change Sports, November 14

    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.

  45. 10 Additional Penn State Students Charged in Hazing Death of Pledge National, November 13

    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.

  46. An Unlikely Yale Reunion on the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Sports, November 13

    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.

  47. Cornell Student Accused in Attack Is Charged With a Hate Crime Metro, November 13

    In September, a white student is said to have called a black student a racial slur and then punched him in the face.

  48. Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer Business, November 13

    Robert Schoelkopf helped create technology that promises to deliver the machines of tomorrow at Google and IBM. Now, he is giving them some competition.

  49. Fewer Foreign Students Are Coming to U.S., Survey Shows National, November 13

    Experts said concerns around President Trump’s travel ban and safety were fueling the decline in enrollment.

  50. With Statement Win Over Notre Dame, Miami Is Back Sports, November 12

    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.

  51. Clampdown on University of Michigan Fraternities After Reports of Sexual Misconduct and Alcohol Abuse National, November 10

    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.

  52. For Student Borrowers, Time to Start Repaying Loans Business, November 10

    Some tips for recent college graduates as the “grace periods” for most loans are ending.

  53. How Elite Colleges Hide Their Cash Op Ed, November 10

    Schools like Stanford stash their endowments in offshore accounts while still benefiting from tax breaks.

  54. N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi Letters, November 10

    N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi writes that it is saddened that two faculty members are not able to teach at the campus.

  55. N.Y.U. Will Waive Tuition for Displaced Puerto Rican Students Metro, November 9

    The university joins others across the nation accepting students whose studies were interrupted by Hurricane Maria for a tuition-free semester.

  56. Can Ford Turn Itself Into a Tech Company? Interactive, November 9

    Its very name was synonymous with the 20th-century economy. Now it’s trying to catch up with Silicon Valley on self-driving cars.

  57. The Private School Tax Break in the Middle-Class Tax Bill Business, November 8

    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.

  58. Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas Investigative, November 8

    American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

  59. Lin-Manuel Miranda to Return to ‘Hamilton’ Role in Puerto Rico Culture, November 8

    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.

  60. Arjay Miller, Who Led a Resurgence at Ford, Dies at 101 Obits, November 8

    Mr. Miller was president of the car company in the 1960s, then became dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

  61. David Rockefeller’s Thoughtful Path to Philanthropy Special Sections, November 8

    The distribution of Rockefeller’s multimillion fortune is underway and there are lessons to be learned about giving, even for the less wealthy.

  62. College Football Playoff Rankings: Top Four Remain Intact Sports, November 7

    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.

  63. N.Y.U. Journalism Faculty Boycotts Abu Dhabi Campus Metro, November 7

    Faculty members were denied visas by the United Arab Emirates, raising concerns about academic freedom at the university’s Middle East outpost.

  64. Taxing Higher Education Letters, November 7

    A former Vassar president explains why the Republican tax reform bill is bad.

  65. Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries — Slowly Science, November 7

    Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, but moving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.

  66. Tariq Ramadan Is on Leave From Oxford After Rape Allegations Foreign, November 7

    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.

  67. Building a Buzzy Hive of Invention and Collaboration Business, November 7

    Academic, business and government officials in Providence, R.I., hope to build on a collaborative development project to create a thriving innovation district.

  68. An Acclaimed Biographer Takes On Her Grandfather, the Atomic Scientist James B. Conant Book Review, November 7

    Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.

  69. The Catch-22 of Applying for Private Scholarships Op Ed, November 7

    College students can lose out on financial aid if they supplement tuition with private donations.

  70. Florida State Halts Fraternity Activities After Student’s Death National, November 7

    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.”

  71. Brandeis Cancels Play About Lenny Bruce After Protests Culture, November 6

    A play about Lenny Bruce-style comedy that was to be performed on the Brandeis campus was canceled amid backlash from students and faculty.

  72. Princeton Digs Deep Into Its Fraught Racial History Culture, November 6

    Two years after debate over Woodrow Wilson rocked campus, the Princeton and Slavery Project is unveiling new research into the university’s uncomfortable past.

  73. Putting the Ghosts of Princeton’s Racial Past Onstage Culture, November 6

    Four of the contributors to the Princeton and Slavery Plays project talk about the hidden histories that inspired them.

  74. Paying for College Letters, November 6

    A scholarship administrator writes that the confusing language of college financial aid offers is overwhelming for working-class students.

  75. Hear a Newly Found Kurt Weill Song That Surprised Experts Culture, November 6

    “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.

  76. Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated Well, November 6

    Immunity wanes over time in some people, but being properly vaccinated reduces complications, experts say.

  77. One Way to Fix Broken School Instruments: Call a Composer Special Sections, November 6

    As an example of focused local philanthropy, David Lang has created the “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra” to raise money for repairs in Philadelphia.

  78. ‘I Was Stuck for So Long’: How 4 ‘Disconnected’ Youths Got Help Special Sections, November 6

    Four young adults shared their experiences with philanthropies dedicated to helping them overcome disadvantages growing up.

  79. Building A.I. That Can Build A.I. Business, November 5

    Google and others, fighting for a small pool of researchers, are looking for automated ways to deal with a shortage of artificial intelligence experts.

  80. Swelling College Endowments Tempt Lawmakers Looking for Tax Dollars National, November 4

    House Republicans are proposing a 1.4 percent tax on wealthier colleges’ investment income to help pay for broad cuts.

  81. The Best Charter Schools Deserve More Leeway on Hiring Editorial, November 3

    New rules that let some New York charters set their own standards are a reasonable effort at increasing the number of strong candidates.

  82. The Disappearing American Grad Student Ed Life, November 3

    Graduate programs in STEM have the highest percentage of international students of any broad academic field. Why don’t the locals bother?

  83. Six Myths About Choosing a College Major Ed Life, November 3

    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.

  84. Saying Farewell to Education Life Ed Life, November 3

    A retiring editor reflects on three decades of education coverage and the issues that endure.

  85. College Football’s Biggest, Boldest Advertisements Now Have 18 Wheels Sports, November 3

    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.

  86. On Trial: GRE v. LSAT Interactive, November 3

    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.

  87. Are You First Gen? Depends on Who’s Asking Ed Life, November 3

    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.

  88. ‘Victim Feminism’ and Sexual Assault on Campus Ed Life, November 3

    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.

  89. Ivanka Trump, a Media Darling in Japan, Draws Light Turnout in Tokyo Foreign, November 3

    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.

  90. Big Ten Hockey, at Age 5, Learns That Rivalries Are Hard to Manufacture Sports, November 2

    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.”

  91. Immigrants Are Not the Enemy, They Are Us Metro, November 2

    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.

  92. The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English Magazine, November 2

    The classicist Emily Wilson has given Homer’s epic a radically contemporary voice.

  93. When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will Ed Life, November 2

    Employers with a social mission often can’t afford to subsidize interns. Students often can’t afford to work for free. Colleges pitch in.

  94. Houston Astros Make History with City’s First Baseball Championship Sports, November 2

    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.

  95. Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life Ed Life, November 2

    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.

  96. What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything) Ed Life, November 1

    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.

  97. Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t) Ed Life, November 1

    The enthusiasm for science education rests on the assumption that these fields are flush with opportunity. Physicists, go digital.

  98. 10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College Ed Life, November 1

    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.

  99. A University Endowment of Money Made in the Real World Business, November 1

    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.

  100. Hartford Student Charged After Boasting About Contaminating Roommate’s Belongings Express, November 1

    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.”

  101. Let’s Waste College on the Old Op Ed, October 31

    Elite campuses have too few grown-up students.

  102. Columbia Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Steps Down Metro, October 31

    A female doctoral student had filed suit against the prominent historian and the university earlier this month, accusing him of kissing and groping her.

  103. Georgia Tops First College Football Playoff Rankings Sports, October 31

    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.

  104. College Application Website Went Down as Deadline Looms National, October 31

    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.

  105. Dartmouth College Professors Investigated Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations National, October 31

    Three professors from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences have been put on paid leave as a criminal investigation is carried out.

  106. Revised Data Shows Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated Upshot, October 31

    For-profit colleges, however, look worse with the new graduation numbers.

  107. Your College Ghost Stories Op Ed, October 31

    Haunted dorms, Ouija boards and brushes with the supernatural.

  108. How to Report When the Science Is Sketchy Insider, October 30

    Open-access academic publications were supposed to lower the barriers to knowledge. But when the walls came down, opportunists came in.

  109. In a Volatile Climate on Campus, Professors Teach on Tenterhooks Ed Life, October 31

    Amid identity politics and the partisan divide, faculty members struggle to manage testy exchanges and potential attacks, sometimes on them.

  110. When ‘Conservatives’ Turned Into Radicals Magazine, October 31

    The movement’s elites may talk about tradition and order, but the base of voters wants something else: sudden, uncompromising change.

  111. What to Do When an Inebriated Stranger Stumbles Into Your Home? Ed Life, October 31

    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.

  112. College Football Playoff Rankings: Who Will Get Shut Out? Sports, October 30

    The College Football Playoff selection committee will release its rankings Tuesday night, and Notre Dame, Alabama and Oklahoma have more at stake than usual.

  113. Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals Science, October 30

    Far from being duped, researchers with few resources are turning to “predatory” journals to publish articles and polish resumes.

  114. Opioids on the Quad Ed Life, October 30

    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.

  115. Insect Armageddon Editorial, October 29

    They’re not cute like polar bears, but insects are critical to the ecosystem and their decline should worry us.

  116. Mothers Defend Sons Charged With Sexual Assault Letters, October 29

    The interviews with several mothers drew strong reactions. One reader was “deeply disturbed,” thinking that they shifted blame onto the victims.

  117. A Mirror of Today’s Political Fray in Letters From 50 Years Ago Interactive, October 29

    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.

  118. Too Many Colleges Flunk Trump 101 Op Ed, October 28

    The 2016 election is forcing campuses to examine their dangerous estrangement.

  119. No Profit in Betsy DeVos Op Ed, October 27

    What Donald Trump teaches us about higher education.

  120. A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher in the Wrong Payment Plan Business, October 27

    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.

  121. How the Big Ten Got Back to the Top of College Football Sports, October 27

    Overshadowed for years by the SEC, the Big Ten now has three of the top six teams in the Associated Press rankings.

  122. Las Vegas Gunman’s Brain Will Be Scrutinized for Clues to the Killing National, October 26

    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.

  123. Checking In on the Nonconformist New Orleans Pelicans Sports, October 26

    How are they doing with their towering frontcourt of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis? “Ay, we good,” Cousins says.

  124. Free Speech on Campus Letters, October 26

    A professor defends the use of “safe spaces.”

  125. In U.K., a Brexit Spat Reveals Deep Divisions Foreign, October 26

    A letter to universities asking how classrooms address the country’s withdrawal from the European Union has led to cries of “McCarthyism” and censorship.

  126. Proust Fans Eagerly Await Trove of Letters Going Online Culture, October 26

    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.