Noise can damage your heart as well as your hearing, but there are ways to measure your exposure and reduce your risk.
The Sooners became only the second team to claim three straight Division I softball titles and did so by ending the season on a record 53-game winning streak.
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.
Black families lost millions in wealth when their lands were seized through eminent domain. Now some are trying to get it back.
The composition of the Supreme Court has changed, but so has the composition of the country.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on workplace inequities that manifest at home.
That racial affirmative action in university admissions and elsewhere has survived for so long is remarkable given the powerful forces arrayed against it.
Lewis, the American track and field legend, is now head coach of the sport at the University of Houston. He expects excellence, and an N.C.A.A. Division I team title.
The Ivy League school said it would no longer share data with the college guide, the first major university to do so. Its relationship with U.S. News has been up and down.
Readers respond to a column by David Brooks. Also: Aid Ukraine, regardless; a court ruling on drag shows; corporate welfare.
After graduating from Stanford, David Breaux struggled to find his path — until he found his calling as “the Compassion Guy.”
Asian students lose out with this college admissions system, but so do low-income ones.
Oxford Business College and others like it make millions, largely by recruiting immigrants. They operate in an opaque corner of the British education system.
Advice for college graduates. Also: Right-to-shelter laws; the work commute; teaching reading; Ron DeSantis and Clarence Thomas.
Restitution efforts were underway, fueled by news that a museum was being planned in Nigeria to house the treasures. Then a surprising announcement sowed uncertainty.
The students at an elite college in China found themselves on a collision course with the authorities amid a crackdown on gay and transgender expression.
Civilians have killed at least 160 gang members in Haiti, a human rights group says. Residents say they feel safer, but others worry that it will lead to even more violence.
For University of Chicago graduates, I celebrated the need to profoundly disagree.
A freshman player sued The Times after it placed him at a crime scene. The newspaper will correct its coverage.
Mack, whom one student called an agent of change, wants to “create a place where people feel like themselves” — and a model for the professional world.
A student gave a commencement address at the famously progressive CUNY law school. Two weeks later, she was attacked by the tabloids and the mayor, and the school disavowed her speech.
Mr. Bailly, who won the competition in 1980, tries to make eye contact with the speller and humanize the moment.
If affirmative action goes, bigger changes are necessary.
A sociologist, he advised U.S. presidents and other Western leaders while fathering communitarianism, a political middle ground between the left and the right.
Los estudiantes de la Universidad de Texas en Austin han encontrado un refugio seguro en The Texas Wesley Foundation, un grupo metodista que tiene las puertas abiertas para todos.
Students at the University of Texas in Austin have found a safe haven at the Texas Wesley, a Methodist group whose doors are open to all.
Gifts of that size are rare for universities. They’re even rarer for a public institution like Stony Brook, part of New York’s state university system.
The first of 470 interviews of Obama administration officials and others involved in the debates of the time offer a fresh inside look at a consequential presidency.
Gratitude ceremonies give students and faculty members a chance to recognize the sacrifice of those who gave their bodies for medical research and education, and the loved ones they left behind.
Zhang’s career is likely to become a case study in athletic development, long-range planning and skillful marketing, now that college athletes are allowed to make money.
The legislation would prevent President Biden from issuing another last-minute extension on the payments beyond the end of the summer.
Plans to build apartments have sparked a fight between progressive newcomers and nostalgic old-timers — with surprising allegiances in a writer’s hometown.
It’s the latest state to defund diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
El caso de una estudiante de posgrado y su profesor de historia del arte ilustra el panorama confuso que tiene Japón sobre el uso de la autoridad como herramienta de coerción para fines sexuales.
A case involving a graduate student and her art history professor illustrates the tangled state of sexual power dynamics in Japan.
The justices will soon rule on race-conscious admissions plans at Harvard and U.N.C. A new appeals court case asks whether schools can use race-neutral tools to achieve racial diversity.
Never limited by categories, his free-ranging intellect delved into physics, probability and anthropology, establishing him as a major thinker.
His two-volume study, written with Robert W. Fogel, used data to challenge commonly held ideas about American slavery, including that it was unprofitable and inefficient.
Plus, how will “Succession” end? Here’s the latest at the end of Friday.
Sanda Dia, a 20-year-old Black student at the Catholic University of Leuven, died in 2018 after members of an elite fraternity forced him to drink fish oil, swallow goldfish and stand in an ice-filled trench.
Deposits into 529 savings accounts fell last fall and early this year. But experts say the stock market recovery is helping to attract more money.
If requested, the Common App will conceal basic information on race and ethnicity — a move that could help schools if the Supreme Court ends affirmative action.
A loan servicing agency looks to make more money, not less, if Biden’s plan goes into effect.
College students need a taste of the monk’s life.
Closing the door will only weaken American leadership in science and technology.
A mathematician, he was for many years the president of the University of Chicago, where he argued that civility was not a reason to silence discussion.
A new documentary chronicles the TikTok-fueled phenomenon of sorority rush at the University of Alabama. Those who lived through it have thoughts.
The move comes after criticism of the team’s nickname because of its association with violence toward Native Americans and other colonized people.
A group of scholars introduced an international panel to study the digital information landscape, inspired by those who had been warning of the effect of global warming.
An exclusive look at a dictionary consisting entirely of words created or reinvented by Black people. (Don’t worry: All three variants of “bussin” are included.)
A Michigan State graduate apologized after she talked about how the school shooting there affected her mental health as part of a paid partnership with the beauty company.
At Atlantic College, a school in a 12th-century castle clinging to the windy Welsh coastline, teenage royals take classes on world peace.
Bryan Kohberger, the former Ph.D. student accused of killing four University of Idaho students, appeared in court Monday after being indicted on murder charges.
Butler has shaped the Miami Heat in his no-quit, self-assured image, which is bad news for a reeling Boston team that is one loss from elimination in the Eastern Conference finals.
What Michelle Goldberg saw in Florida.
“Follow your passions”? Not so fast.
Gov. Ron DeSantis ushered in a six-week abortion ban and curriculum restrictions, while expanding capital punishment and concealed carry access as he prepared to run for president.
His play “Do Lord Remember Me,” constructed from interviews with formerly enslaved people in the 1930s, was first staged in 1978 and has been revived multiple times since.
Certain anxieties over education have a familiar ring.
Some of the more curious pieces of marine debris that wash ashore along the Texas coastline are being sold to support the rehabilitation of marine wildlife.
The N.C.A.A. championships bring a brand of tennis that is not for the faint of heart. This year it’s all going down in steamy Orlando.
The physician-author’s new book, “The Covenant of Water,” contains traces of his mother, his cousin and his own medical experience.
When Kay Redfield Jamison, author of “Fires in the Dark,” had a manic episode early in her career, she had to face hard truths about her illness and life.
Rates for undergraduate loans could top 5 percent next school year, adding pressure on families already struggling to pay for college.
Strengthened by billions of federal dollars, semiconductor companies plan to create thousands of jobs. But officials say there might not be enough people to fill them.
The firings set off a debate at Houghton University, a small Christian institution in western New York, which said its decision was not based only on the pronoun listings.
A coalition of unions has filed an antitrust complaint with the Justice Department, accusing the Pennsylvania hospital system of suppressing wages and worsening working conditions.
Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, said that he donated the money to his school as part of a $1 million gift he gave in 2016.
Challenging the theories of John Maynard Keynes, he questioned the idea that government intervention could help steer the economy.
Instead of facing a preliminary hearing, the Ph.D. student accused of killing four University of Idaho students will be arraigned on murder charges next week.
Readers discuss the arrest of Daniel Penny for killing a mentally ill man and their fears about riding on the subway. Also: Democrats as a working-class party.
Lawmakers and Sam Altman, the chief executive of OpenAI, agreed that artificial intelligence should be regulated. How to do that remains an open question.
The elite British university has become the latest in a long series of institutions to publicly distance themselves from the family because of some of its members’ ties to the opioid crisis.
Caden Cox said he was traumatized by a campus supervisor who used slurs about people with disabilities and threatened him with a knife.
Housing has become so expensive that college graduates are leaving New York, Los Angeles and other expensive cities.
The legislation is part of a broader Republican effort across the country to target D.E.I. programs.
En las elecciones nacionales de Paraguay, el Times fue testigo de cómo representantes del gobernante Partido Colorado intentaban comprar los votos de las comunidades indígenas.
In Paraguay, the Colorado Party has held power for seven decades. On Election Day, it rounds up Indigenous people and pays them for their votes.
Mourners at a visitation and funeral in Mississippi remembered Tori Bowie as an inspiration on the track while also searching for answers about how her life ended.
The president’s commencement address at Howard University, a historically Black institution, came as Democratic strategists have expressed concerns about muted enthusiasm for Mr. Biden among Black voters.
Readers discuss a column by Ross Douthat about colleges no longer requiring SAT scores.
Conversations with students at the historically Black school reveal a more lukewarm support for the president than among their parents’ generation. Here’s what they have to say.
A small production that involves faculty and graduates largely mirrors Lawrence Ray’s yearslong exploitation of vulnerable students. Some of his victims object.
As Mayor Eric Adams began speaking at the law school’s commencement service, many of the graduates, in their caps and gowns, turned away from him in a show of protest.
A horticulturist, she discovered farming methods that increased yields of the fruit as its health benefits became widely understood and demand for it grew.
After protests and a boycott, the publication has altered its methodology. But the changes are unlikely to placate critics.
Dr. Franklin and giving credit to women for their scientific contributions. Also: New College of Florida; Black unemployment; housing solutions; Covid risks.
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.
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.
Readers react to an editorial urging employers to consider skills and experience, not just degrees. Also: Long Covid; Trump, RINO; online romance scams.
Learning delays and regressions were most severe in developing countries and among children from low-income backgrounds. And students still haven’t caught up.
Dr. David A. Kessler took over Operation Warp Speed when President Biden entered office, and his departure signals the end of the program.
Family members and health care workers should take precautions, experts said.
We are going about education reform all wrong.
A sluggish economy continues to leave many young people unemployed, with few job prospects or hopes to tap into the rising incomes their parents enjoyed during boom times.
Plus, Iran abolishes the morality police and Russia vows to defy an oil price cap.
The justices left in place an injunction blocking the Biden administration’s authority to forgive up to $20,000 in debt per borrower.
In a country where protests are swiftly quashed, many who gathered to voice their discontent — under the watchful eye of the police — were uncertain about how far to go.
In a country where the authorities have little tolerance for open dissent, demonstrators against Covid restrictions have turned to more subtle methods.
Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action.
For decades, smaller “safety net” hospitals like Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, in Brooklyn, have been losing money and are under pressure to close. But the pandemic has shown just how needed they are.
El coronavirus lleva dos años perturbando la vida social. Un estudio reciente sugiere que ahora somos menos extrovertidos, creativos, afables y meticulosos, sobre todo los jóvenes.
Students missed a lot of high school instruction. Now many are behind, especially in math, and getting that degree could be harder.
For more than two years, Covid disrupted social rituals and rites of passage. Now a recent study suggests we have become less extroverted, creative, agreeable and conscientious. The declines in some traits were sharper among young people.
Mouse experiments at Boston University have spotlighted an ambiguous U.S. policy for research on potentially dangerous pathogens.
She was budget director in Albany and “was one of the unsung heroes” in helping to shape the pandemic response as a deputy mayor under Bill de Blasio.
As school began this year, we sent reporters to find out how much — or how little — has changed since the pandemic changed everything.
The massive expansion of online higher education created a worldwide laboratory to finally assess its value and its future.
Maitland Jones, un profesor respetado, defendió sus estándares. Pero los estudiantes hicieron un reclamo y la universidad lo despidió.
Maitland Jones Jr., a respected professor, defended his standards. But students started a petition, and the university dismissed him.
While no definitive statistics exist, doctors say Mr. Lewitinn, a retired Manhattan store owner, likely remained on the device longer than any other Covid patient.
A federal judge said Cleveland State University violated the Fourth Amendment when it used software to scan a student’s bedroom, a practice that has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic.
For an article on wastewater disease surveillance, Times journalists descended underground to look inside a New York City sewage pipe.
Según los expertos, los niños no tienen riesgo alto de infección. Pero ofrecen consejos para cuidar a todos en el regreso a clases, desde los más pequeños hasta los universitarios.
En Inglaterra, unos artistas encendieron una estructura en llamas. En la costa de Jersey, se grabaron nombres en conchas y rocas. Con más de seis millones de muertos, los monumentos conmemorativos han ido evolucionando.
Experts say children are not at a high risk of infection. But they have advice to keep everyone — from toddlers to college kids — safe.
Here’s how a scrappy team of scientists, public health experts and plumbers is embracing wastewater surveillance as the future of disease tracking.
In Britain, artists lit a structure aflame. At the Jersey Shore, names were carved on shells and rocks. With more than six million dead, memorials have evolved along the way.
Russia looks to Africa.
Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh parses what research has illuminated about long Covid, and what questions remain.
Jonathan Malesic responds to readers concerned about the breakdown in college students’ learning since Covid.
A generation of students may be weighing the value of college versus its cost, questioning whether college is still the ticket to the middle class.
The moves are a sign that while the academic year may be coming to a close, the pandemic is still not.
Readers discuss the current malaise among many college students. Also: The Oklahoma abortion ban; stopping gun violence; remote work and the climate.
Plus climate’s role in Australia’s upcoming election and a Covid-19 protest at Peking University.
The prime minister’s rules kept transmission at bay for two years, and by the time the highly infectious Omicron variant hit, the vast majority of New Zealand’s population had been vaccinated.
Readers ponder an impending horrible milestone. Also: Grief in our times; college debt; policies and public opinion; students’ letters.
Late assignments, failed tests, sleeping in class: Welcome to the pandemic-era university.
The predominantly Black college in Illinois will cease operations Friday after 157 years, having failed to raise millions to recover from the pandemic and a cyberattack that originated in Iran.