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The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas

August 4, 2016 - 5:00am
Can architecture spur creativity? Universities are investing in big, high-tech buildings in the hope of evoking big, high-tech thinking.
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Ex-Students of St. George’s School Reach Pact on Sex Abuse Accusations

August 3, 2016 - 9:19pm
The settlement may help bring the curtain down on a tumultuous period for the elite school, at a time when accusations of sexual abuse have rocked many schools.
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Supreme Court Blocks Order Allowing Transgender Student Restroom Choice

August 3, 2016 - 9:06pm
The justices temporarily blocked an appeals court order that had allowed a transgender boy to use the boys’ bathroom in a Virginia high school.
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The Middle East Conflict on Campus

August 3, 2016 - 6:45pm
Tufts clerics try to put Palestinian supporters and Friends of Israel in the same room. Who shows up?
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Are Final Clubs Too Exclusive for Harvard?

August 2, 2016 - 11:09am
Secretive, selective ... sexist? The college is pushing its elite all-male (and all-female) organizations to change. Here’s a peek inside.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5 | On ‘How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit’

August 2, 2016 - 7:56am
Week 5 of our contest ran during the Republican convention, and many of the 807 entries reflected that. Read the work of our winner, Gabe S., who wrote about junk food and government subsidies, then see what else teenagers around the world were thinking about during one hot week in July.
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How He Got There: David Muir on How to Break Into Broadcast News

August 2, 2016 - 5:00am
The ABC News anchor talks internships and Ithaca College.
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Fighting for Free Speech on America’s Campuses

August 1, 2016 - 5:00am
The First Amendment watchdog Foundation for Individual Rights in Education wants students to understand not just their own rights, but yours.
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Want a Copy of the Constitution? Now, That’s Controversial!

August 1, 2016 - 5:00am
Passing out the Constitution can rise to the level of infraction on some college campuses — if you’re not in the zone.
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Study Finds Chinese Students Excel in Critical Thinking. Until College.

July 30, 2016 - 2:14pm
As university enrollment surges in China, apathy and poor teaching are eating away at advantages seen in elementary and primary schools, research out of Stanford suggests.
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On English Tests, New York City Students Match Peers Across State

July 29, 2016 - 8:57pm
The latest results on standardized exams offer good news for the de Blasio administration as it struggles to fix faltering schools.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 7 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

July 29, 2016 - 7:49am
This week Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination. But demonstrations made clear that Mrs. Clinton has some work to do to persuade at least some die-hard supporters of Mr. Sanders. Did you watch? Or did other news and features in The Times interest you more? Tell us about it here.
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A Prized Stettheimer Painting, Sold Under the Radar by a University

July 26, 2016 - 6:09pm
Fisk University’s quiet sale of Florine Stettheimer’s “Asbury Park South” highlights the minefield institutions must navigate when they use proceeds from art.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4 | On ‘Theresa May’s Style: Put Your Head Down and Get to Work’

July 26, 2016 - 8:01am
We congratulate this week’s winner, Catherine Zhang, who writes about an article on Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, and “how she will lead a deeply divided Britain through the uncertainty that is Brexit.”
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 6 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

July 22, 2016 - 7:00am
Our 10-week-long Summer Reading Contest is now half over, but by posting here by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 29, you can enter for Week 6.
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Mike Pence’s Record on Education Is One of Turmoil and Mixed Results

July 20, 2016 - 12:36am
Mr. Pence ended the Common Core and expanded vouchers and charter schools during a contentious time for public education in Indiana.
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The Cost of College: The Trouble With Hillary Clinton’s Free Tuition Plan

July 19, 2016 - 10:37am
Differences in how states finance higher education mean such a policy could end up being hugely expensive, grossly unfair or both.
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Baylor Sexual Assault Report Produces Punishment, but No Paper Trail

July 16, 2016 - 2:43pm
Outside lawyers investigated sexual violence at Baylor University. But a full accounting of the inquiry was never written down — at the university’s request.
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Finances of City College’s President Are Under Federal Investigation

July 15, 2016 - 4:17pm
After a report that one of the college’s foundations had paid for some personal expenses for President Lisa S. Coico, a United States attorney is taking a closer look.
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College at Odds With Students Over Plan to House Police for Cleveland Convention

July 15, 2016 - 2:57pm
Case Western Reserve University draws criticism for agreeing to accommodate 1,900 officers and National Guardsmen providing added event security.
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