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Michigan State Names Satish Udpa as New Interim President After John Engler Resigns

Mr. Udpa, who attended Thursday’s meeting, said he was excited about the new opportunity. “I look forward to working with all

Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.

Part of the challenge for me living in Iran was that my entire family, other than my mom and dad and

John Engler Will Resign as Michigan State Interim President After Nassar Remarks

John Engler will resign as the interim president of Michigan State University after his recent remarks that some victims of the

U.N.C. Chancellor to Leave Early After Ordering Removal of ‘Silent Sam’ Statue’s Base

The last vestiges of the “Silent Sam” statue were removed from a park on the campus of the University of North

Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead at 87

Elias M. Stein, a mathematician who pioneered work in a field that was originally devised to describe the vibrations of strings

Nicole Mitchell to Lead Jazz Program at University of Pittsburgh

The flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell will lead the University of Pittsburgh’s storied jazz studies program, the school announced Monday, a

Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’

And in Vermont, where state funding for higher education is among the lowest in the country, officials consolidated two small public

Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76

The island was a former British colonial outpost in the Gambia River, about 125 miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean. Settled

France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque?

ROMAINVILLE, France — Early on Sunday mornings, Habiba Hatem, 9, prepares her own breakfast, grabs her flashy pink school bag and

Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies

After the album’s release, Ms. Young said on NPR that she hoped the songs could help people get through difficult life

U.S. to Investigate Discrimination Against Native Students on Montana Reservation

WASHINGTON — This article is a collaboration between ProPublica and The New York Times. A year and a half after receiving

Student Targeted by ‘Troll Storm’ Hopes Settlement Will Send Message to White Supremacists

An African-American student leader who was targeted by a racist “troll storm” says she hopes an unusual legal settlement with one

What to Read Before Or After You See ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” is an opportunity to revisit an author, an

When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds

Report card day can provoke anxiety and dread among students. It may also lead some of them to fear for their

Star Economist at Harvard Faces Sexual Harassment Complaints

Dr. Fryer began sending her text messages that “quickly veered into flirtatious and sexual overtures,” according to her complaint, which has

P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67

P. M. Forni, a professor of early Italian literature who became a leading exponent of civility in our own discourteous times,

For-Profit College Chain Closes, Shutting Out Nearly 20,000 Students

The for-profit college chain Education Corporation of America said this week that it would shut down nearly all of its schools,

A Ban on Parents in the School Lunchroom? Everyone Seems to Have an Opinion

DARIEN, Conn. — Beth Bonanno had always looked forward to her special lunch date. She would leave the office to sit

Lego and Sesame Street Team Up in $100 Million Project to Help Refugee Children

Can play help refugee children heal from trauma?That’s the belief behind a new partnership formed by the Lego Foundation, Sesame Workshop

Princeton Singers Abandon a ‘Little Mermaid’ Song Over Kissing Concerns

For many years, the Princeton Tigertones, an all-male a cappella group at Princeton University, has had a tradition while performing “Kiss

Do Children Get a Subpar Education in Yeshivas? New York Says It Will Finally Find Out

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]In parts of New York City,

Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War

The Texas State Board of Education has revised its standards for social studies curriculums in public schools to say that the

This Grammar Guru Will Solve the World’s Problems

Ellen Jovin was settling in at a collapsible table she’d set up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan last month

Some Good News, and a Hard Truth, About Science

Nonetheless, the section was an inspiration to science journalism as a whole. By 1989, more than 90 newspapers in the United

Overlooked No More: Pandita Ramabai, Indian Scholar, Feminist and Educator

Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of

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