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  1. Reforming How Colleges Handle Sexual Assault Cases Letters, Yesterday

    Readers discuss Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed new policies and how blacks are disproportionately accused of rape.

  2. Acclaimed ‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Is Coming to Broadway Culture, Yesterday

    The darkly revisionist production, which was staged this fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse, will play the Circle in the Square.

  3. Court Approves Plea Deal With No Jail Time in Baylor Rape Case National, Yesterday

    Jacob Anderson, a former fraternity president accused of raping a fellow student, was given a fine and probation for unlawful restraint. Sexual assault charges were dropped.

  4. ‘I Just Love White Men’: White Man Aims Racist Rant at Columbia Students of Color Metro, Yesterday

    In a video posted to Twitter, a young man identified as a student yelled white supremacist remarks on campus early Sunday morning.

  5. A College Experiment That Really Worked Op Ed, Yesterday

    Also: Britain’s impossible choice creates more political chaos.

  6. Geckos Can Run on Water Science, Yesterday

    A small lizard is among the elite group of animals that race across the surface of water.

  7. How Geckos Move Across Water Video, Yesterday

    The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.

  8. Sidney Horenstein, 82, Geologist Who Wrung Stories From Stone, Dies Obits, December 10

    Working full-time for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, he was an author and tour guide whose exuberance brought fossils to life.

  9. Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Spying, Enters Plea Deal; Court Papers Backpedal on Sex Claims Washington, December 10

    Ms. Butina will plead guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent. The case drew headlines with accusations that she used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence Republicans.

  10. Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains? Science, December 10

    A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.

  11. How to Save for College Interactive, December 10

    There’s no class in, ahem, college, to prepare us for saving for our children’s college education. Let this guide be your starting point.

  12. The Misguided Priorities of Our Educational System Op Ed, December 10

    We spend too much money on college students and not enough on everyone else.

  13. T.M. Landry and the Tragedy of Viral Success Stories Op Ed, December 8

    We focus on outliers and ignore systemic injustice.

  14. What Straight-A Students Get Wrong Op Ed, December 8

    If you always succeed in school, you’re not setting yourself up for success in life.

  15. To Feed U.S. Troops, Businessman Violated Iran Sanctions, Charges Say World, December 5

    The federal government charged a Clinton supporter, Abul Huda Farouki of the Anham company, with defrauding it by shipping to Afghanistan through Iran.

  16. No Back Room Raise for Albany Opinion, December 5

    The state pay committee should insist that lawmakers’ raises be tied to ethics reform.

  17. For Urban Meyer and Ohio State, a Parting Months in the Making Sports, December 4

    From the moment the university suspended the coach in August for three games, a special relationship was irrevocably severed.

  18. I’m a Democrat and a Feminist. And I Support Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Reforms. Op Ed, December 4

    There is an uncomfortable truth in the current system. No one wants to talk about it.

  19. How to Survive Feeling Homesick Smarter Living, December 4

    Moving out on my own was exciting and scary at the same time. Here’s how I got through it.

  20. Puritan Tiger Beetles, ‘Vicious Predators,’ May Soon Hunt Again Science, December 4

    The beetles are New England’s most endangered species. Now scientists have begun an unlikely effort to return them to the banks of the Connecticut River.

  21. Yes, Jury Selection Is as Racist as You Think. Now We Have Proof. Op Ed, December 4

    A new study from North Carolina confirms some long-held folk wisdom about race and juries. The good news is there are two doable solutions.

  22. Late to Launch: The Post-Collegiate Struggle Well, December 4

    Despite a low unemployment rate, many young adults lack job prospects that mesh with their idealized vision of the post-college world.

  23. Australia’s Liberal Party, Seeking to Project Stability, Tries to End Leadership Coups Foreign, December 3

    Internal power struggles and a revolving door to the post of prime minister have cost the governing Liberal Party at the polls.

  24. Princeton Singers Abandon a ‘Little Mermaid’ Song Over Kissing Concerns Culture, December 3

    A column in the campus paper called the song, “Kiss the Girl,” and the a cappella group’s tradition of bringing people onstage to kiss “misogynistic.”

  25. All the Light There Is to See? 4 x 10⁸⁴ Photons Science, December 3

    Astronomers have calculated all the light ever produced by all the stars in the cosmos. It’s a lot, but on the cosmic whole, not that much.

  26. George Soros-Founded University Is Forced Out of Hungary Foreign, December 3

    Central European University, founded after the collapse of the Soviet Union, has been forced from its campus in Budapest by the increasingly authoritarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

  27. A Border-Crossing Work Wins One of Music’s Biggest Prizes Culture, December 3

    Joël Bons, a Dutch composer with an interest in different cultural traditions, has won the $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for “Nomaden.”

  28. Bush Found ‘Kindred Spirits’ at Texas A&M, His Final Resting Place National, December 2

    In some ways, Texas A&M seemed like an unlikely match for George Bush’s presidential library and final resting place. But he forged a deep connection with the university.

  29. George Bush Funeral Plans: Top Honors in Washington, and Burial in Texas Express, December 1

    On Monday, Mr. Bush’s coffin will arrive at the Capitol, where he will lie in state until Wednesday. On Thursday, he will be buried beside his wife in College Point, Tex.

  30. Forget Trinkets. These Gifts Change Lives. Op Ed, December 1

    Here’s my annual holiday guide for presents with meaning.

  31. Forgiving All Student Loans: A Bold Idea, or Welfare for the Well-Off? Letters, December 1

    Readers react to David Leonhardt’s argument that it’s an alluring but misguided idea. Some offer their own stories of debt hardships.

  32. Athlete to Activist: How a Public Coming Out Shaped a Young Football Player’s Life U.S., December 1

    In a very public speech last year, Jake Bain, now a college athlete, became an accidental activist determined to change the national conversation about gay teenagers.

  33. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads Culture, December 1

    The unsettling reality behind a Louisiana school famed for sending black kids to elite colleges. How Les Moonves tried to silence an accuser. The 10 best books of 2018. And more.

  34. John Chau Wanted to Change Life on North Sentinel Island. Was He Wrong? Op Ed, November 30

    The death of a young American missionary on a tropical island at the hands of an indigenous group has left us to wonder: Are they better off with us or without us?

  35. Yes, the Octopus Is Smart as Heck. But Why? Science, November 30

    It has eight arms, three hearts — and a plan. Scientists aren’t sure how the cephalopods got to be so intelligent.

  36. Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality. Washington, November 30

    T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school cut corners and doctored college applications.

  37. 6 Takeaways From the Times’s Investigation Into T.M. Landry U.S., November 30

    Based on interviews with 46 people, including parents, former and current students and more, and examinations of legal and school records, The Times found the school abused students and doctored college applications.

  38. Abuse, Fear and Intimidation: How Viral Videos Masked a Prep School’s Problems Video, November 30

    T.M. Landry College Prep, a small private school in Louisiana, boasted about its record of sending black students from working-class families to top universities. But there’s more to the story.

  39. Can Students Save George Soros's School? Op Ed, November 29

    They have one day left to keep Central European University from being driven out of Hungary.

  40. Barack Obama Joins James Baker at a Wistful Bipartisan Summit Op Ed, November 29

    Baker is still sharp at 88, and Obama is a mere 57, but you couldn’t help feeling that the current climate had left them, and their audience of political moderates, out in the cold.

  41. Dr. Gerald Berenson, 96, Dies; Traced Heart Disease to Childhood Obits, November 29

    He was the chief researcher of the marathon Bogalusa Heart Study, which found that reducing childhood risk factors could allay cardiac conditions in adults.

  42. Jewish Professor Finds Swastikas Spray-Painted in Office at Columbia Metro, November 29

    Two swastikas and a slur were scrawled on the walls of the office, which belongs to a Holocaust scholar who has previously been a target of anti-Semitism.

  43. Remembering the House F.D.R. Built (Well, His Mother Did) New York, November 29

    Hunter College, which bought Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Manhattan townhouse in 1943, celebrated the anniversary with historians including Doris Kearns Goodwin.

  44. It Looked Like a Beer Belly. It Turned Out He Had a 77-Pound Tumor. Express, November 29

    As his stomach grew and the rest of his body got thinner, Hector Hernandez knew something was wrong, but he never suspected it was cancer.

  45. Randolph Braham, 95, Holocaust Scholar Who Saw a Whitewash, Dies Obits, November 28

    A survivor himself, he was an expert on the persecution of Jews in Hungary, his homeland, and defied nationalist efforts to play down that country’s role.

  46. Wexner Center for the Arts Names a New Director, From New York Culture, November 28

    Johanna Burton, who is currently at the New Museum in New York, will take on the role at the center at Ohio State University in March.

  47. Nudge Nudge: New Books by Eric Idle and John Cleese Book Review, November 28

    In “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” Idle remembers the Pythons and other famous friends; in “Professor at Large,” Cleese revisits his years at Cornell.

  48. Native People Are Taking Center Stage. Finally. Smarter Living, November 27

    We asked a group of Native people about their heritage, the country and the future.

  49. Editing Babies? We Need to Learn a Lot More First Op Ed, November 27

    An experiment in China to alter the genomes of embryos in vitro, then implant them in the mother, is a step too far.

  50. Betsy DeVos’s New Harassment Rules Protect Schools, Not Students Op Ed, November 27

    Institutions have been lobbying for less liability when it comes to sexual misconduct on campus. Now they’re finally getting it.

  51. The Problem With Charitable Giving Op Ed, November 27

    Taxpayers should not have to subsidize rich people’s donations.

  52. Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67 Obits, November 26

    Born in India and later a resident of Africa, Europe and the United States, she explored themes of feminism, post-colonialism and the search for identity.

  53. This Is the Way the Paper Crumples Science, November 26

    In a ball of paper, scientists discover a landscape of surprising mathematical order.

  54. Willie Naulls, Knicks All-Star and Celtics Champion, Dies at 84 Obits, November 25

    Naulls was an All-American at U.C.L.A. and one of pro basketball’s early black stars, playing on three championship teams.

  55. For the First Time, a Black Woman Will Lead The Harvard Crimson Business, November 25

    Kristine E. Guillaume, of Queens, made it through a rigorous process to take charge of a student publication once run by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  56. China’s Tactic to Catch a Fugitive Official: Hold His Two American Children Washington, November 25

    The Chinese police are barring Victor and Cynthia Liu from leaving China in an effort to force their father to return. U.S. officials object to the growing practice of an “exit ban.”

  57. Jump to Big Ten Is a Big Flop for Rutgers Sports, November 23

    In 2021 Rutgers will get a big payday from the Big Ten. Will it be enough to justify years of lousy football, or balance the budget?

  58. St. Michael’s, a Toronto All-Boys School, Is Rocked by Accusations of Sexual Assaults Foreign, November 23

    St. Michael’s College School was known for tradition, Catholic faith and elite sports. Then videos of hazing assaults began circulating, leading to students’ arrests.

  59. Go Shopping — for Democracy Op Ed, November 23

    It’s Black Friday. Consider buying some local accountability.

  60. Bloomberg’s Gift to College Students Letters, November 22

    The $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins is praised for its generosity, but some readers suggest that such a sum could be better spent to boost less elite institutions and students.

  61. Listen: Mira Sorvino Reads ‘A Forgotten Prayer, Answered’ Styles, November 21

    On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the academy award-winning actress reads a story about miscarriages and fertility gods.

  62. Dennis Wrong, 94, One of the Last of the ‘New York Intellectuals,’ Dies Obits, November 20

    Part of a mid-20th-century cadre of sophists, he wrote prodigiously, and iconoclastically, in left-leaning journals while earning distinction as a sociologist.

  63. Universities Look to Strengthen the Places They Call Home Business, November 20

    Many colleges and universities are taking a leading role in revitalizing local communities, recognizing that development can make their institutions more attractive.

  64. Ex-President of Michigan State Charged With Lying About Nassar Case National, November 20

    Lou Anna K. Simon, who left Michigan State under pressure, was accused of lying to the police about what she knew of Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar’s sexual abuse.

  65. How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Thanksgiving Well, November 20

    Should families take politics off the table this year?

  66. Steven Pinker Thinks the Future Is Looking Bright Science, November 19

    The Harvard psychologist says he is no starry-eyed optimist. It’s just that the data don’t lie.

  67. Why Are We Still So Fat? Science, November 19

    Only bariatric surgery reliably leads to long-term weight loss. Now scientists hope to duplicate the effects with a pill.

  68. Trump’s Criticism of Architect of Bin Laden Raid Draws Fire Washington, November 19

    Colleagues and commanders alike found it audacious for the president to impugn the lifelong nonpartisan political position of William H. McRaven, a retired admiral and university chancellor.

  69. Is There Hope for These Great Apes? Science, November 19

    Mountain gorillas are faring better — perhaps because some humans just won’t listen to reason.

  70. Donald Trump Fails, Again Op Ed, November 19

    The orange emperor has no clothes.

  71. He Led the Bin Laden Raid. Now He’s a Trump Target. Video, November 19

    President Trump has caused a stir with criticism of a retired Navy admiral, William H. McRaven. How did Mr. McRaven, the former Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, become a political target of the president? It all started with a speech about the media.

  72. ‘Enough Is Enough’: Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassment Science, November 19

    Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach.

  73. Du Yun Conjures a Musical World of Legos and Chants Culture, November 19

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer was joined by the International Contemporary Ensemble for a Composer Portrait concert at the Miller Theater.

  74. When a College Student Comes Home to Stay Well, November 19

    Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do?

  75. Save the Germs Op Ed, November 18

    With modern medicine killing off whole categories of bacteria and viruses — including benign ones that promote health — scientists propose a way to preserve microbes that may rescue us one day.

  76. Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins for Student Aid National, November 18

    The donation would underwrite “need-blind” admissions and eliminate the need for low- and moderate-income students at the university to take out loans.

  77. Eliminating All Student Debt Isn’t Progressive Op Ed, November 18

    It would be a giant welfare program for the upper middle class.

  78. Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid Op Ed, November 18

    Let’s eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.

  79. Linda Tarnay, Dancer and Teacher of Generations, Dies at 75 Obits, November 18

    She was seen frequently in modern dance works in New York beginning in the 1960s and taught at N.Y.U. for 38 years.

  80. The Worst Bad Poem? There’s a Contest for That Metro, November 18

    An annual student competition at Columbia University seeks the rottenest of rotten rhymes and blank verses.

  81. Sex Assault Rules Under DeVos Bolster Defendants’ Rights and Ease College Liability Washington, November 16

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled sexual assault regulations for colleges and universities that bolster the rights of the accused.

  82. Notre Dame Is Good and Lucky and … Notre Dame Sports, November 16

    The Irish are no longer unique. But when the schedule falls just right, they can be Notre Dame all over again. Two wins from the playoff.

  83. From Encyclopedic Collector to ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’ Foreign, November 16

    Mike Dickison was a museum curator when he turned to another form of curating, teaching fellow New Zealanders how to beef up their country’s presence on the website.

  84. Rob Mathes Show to Feature Appearances by Sting, Vanessa Williams Culture, November 15

    Mr. Mathes is friends with Sting and did the orchestrations for his musical, “The Last Ship.”

  85. Dartmouth Professors Are Accused of Sexual Abuse by 7 Women in Lawsuit National, November 15

    For over a decade, three tenured professors “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped” students, according to the complaint.

  86. With Echoes of Harvard Case, University of California Faces Admissions Scrutiny National, November 15

    An academic is suing the university system for access to admissions records, which he says could reveal whether it defied state law by considering race as a factor.

  87. Missing From Top Colleges: Veterans Op Ed, November 15

    But several universities are now promising to do better.

  88. A Smarter Way to Think About Intelligent Machines Opinion, November 15

    We should be thinking more about how much A.I. has changed our lives already, and the future of human-algorithm collaboration.

  89. Removal of Black Student by Police Was Not Prompted by Bias, Investigations Conclude Express, November 14

    The University of Texas at San Antonio investigated the episode, which students said came days after a lecturer confronted the student for putting her feet on an empty chair.

  90. We (Almost) Survived the Midterms Smarter Living, November 14

    Election Day has come and gone. Where do we go from here?

  91. Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86 Obituaries, November 14

    She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.

  92. Learning to Attack the Cyberattackers Can’t Happen Fast Enough Special Sections, November 14

    Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab is one of the largest institutions in the world focused on education and research for the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

  93. Woozy With Moderation Op Ed, November 14

    Can Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado run for president as a centrist?

  94. New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon) Business, November 14

    The Bay Area in California remains the nation’s high-tech epicenter. But New York’s tech work force has been growing impressively.

  95. When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More Science, November 14

    Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.

  96. How Do You Get Students to Think Like Criminals? Opinion, November 14

    The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren’t easy to learn in the classroom.

  97. Living In ... Lawrence Park West, Yonkers, N.Y. Slideshow, November 14

    The area resembles affluent Bronxville more than it does the rest of Yonkers, except when it comes to the (much lower) home prices and property taxes.

  98. Return to Campus for Students Who Survived Thousand Oaks Shooting National, November 13

    Students who survived the Borderline shooting talk about that night, gun control and their efforts to move on.

  99. Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy Express, November 13

    The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.

  100. New Jersey Sues Pharmaceutical Company Amid Spiraling Opioid Crisis Metro, November 13

    The lawsuit marks the first time that the state has brought legal action related to the spiraling opioid crisis against a company based in the Garden State.

  101. For University of Minnesota, Chinese Tycoon’s Arrest Shines Light, Again, on Sexual Assault Business, November 13

    The billionaire Richard Liu, who has denied wrongdoing, was in Minneapolis attending a relatively new and lucrative academic program when he was arrested.

  102. Herbert London, Conservative Savant and Social Critic, Dies at 79 National, November 12

    A New York University dean and professor, he also advanced his views running for governor and comptroller of New York State and heading think tanks.