Tag: Colleges and Universities

With Coronavirus Disrupting College, Should Every Student Pass?

Carlos Polanco was living in a dormitory just two weeks ago, taking classes and thinking mostly about getting good grades and life after graduation. Now he is back in Clifton, N.J., home schooling his 12-year-old sister, doing household chores and worrying about the health of his relatives in the Dominican Republic. “It would be amazing […]

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Early Graduation Could Send Medical Students to Virus Front Lines

The battle to treat an ever-growing number of patients infected with the new coronavirus just gained its newest recruits: soon-to-be medical graduates. Several medical schools in Massachusetts and New York announced this week that they intended to offer early graduation to their fourth-year students, fast-tracking them into front-line hospital care as the need for medical […]

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For the Class of 2020, a Job-Eating Virus Recalls the Great Recession

They hoped to secure jobs on political campaigns, at fashion brands and law offices, and in sales and finance. Instead, they’ve had internships canceled and interviews postponed, wandered through empty job fairs and seen recruiters ignore their anxious emails. When the coronavirus pandemic forced college students across the country to leave campus in early March, […]

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Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan

The University of Michigan on Thursday fired David Daniels, a professor of voice and one of the world’s leading countertenors, one year after he and his husband were charged with sexually assaulting another singer. It was the first time in more than 60 years that the university’s Board of Regents had voted to dismiss a […]

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With No Basketball Tournament, N.C.A.A Slashes Payments to Universities

College athletic departments got their first indication of how the coronavirus pandemic might hurt their bottom lines when the N.C.A.A. announced on Thursday that it would slash its distribution of men’s basketball tournament revenue by about $375 million, a cut of nearly two-thirds. The N.C.A.A. board of governors voted to distribute $225 million — instead […]

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Education Dept. Hits Penn State Again for Sexual Misconduct Procedures

WASHINGTON — The Education Department announced Thursday that it had ordered Pennsylvania State University to make significant changes to the way it investigates complaints of sexual misconduct after a recent investigation found the school continued to mishandle cases years after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The agreement requires the university to review and […]

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Colleges Get Billions in Coronavirus Relief, but Say Deal Falls Short of Needs

WASHINGTON — The $2 trillion stimulus package passed by the Senate on Wednesday will send about $14 billion to colleges and universities that are hemorrhaging money as they close their campuses and try to stay afloat with distance learning. But higher education leaders say that is far short of what they need in the face […]

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A.I. Versus the Coronavirus

Advanced computers have defeated chess masters and learned how to pick through mountains of data to recognize faces and voices. Now, a billionaire developer of software and artificial intelligence is teaming up with top universities and companies to see if A.I. can help curb the current and future pandemics. Thomas M. Siebel, founder and chief […]

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Fine Print of Stimulus Bill Contains Special Deals for Industries

WASHINGTON — Restaurants and retailers will get a tweak to federal tax law they have been seeking for more than a year that could save them $15 billion. Community banks are being granted their long-held wish of being freed to reduce the amount of capital they have to hold in reserve. And for-profit colleges will […]

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When Coronavirus Closes Your Lab, Can Science Go On?

In recent weeks, coronavirus led to the shutdown of many university campuses and other institutions for research and learning in the United States and around the world. There’s always work that you can do from home. But parts of the scientific process can only be completed in the lab, or at another location where fieldwork […]

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They Went Abroad to Study. Now They Are Stranded.

Channing Stirrat traveled to Ecuador to study biology. Nicholas Nerli flew to Morocco to further his Arabic studies. For Adina Rombro, a study-abroad program offered a chance to dive into Peruvian culture and history. But this past week, as borders suddenly closed and airlines abruptly canceled flights, the biggest lesson for these Americans and many […]

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Western Universities Rely on China. After the Virus, That May Not Last.

LONDON — On Jiani Zhou’s university campus in southwestern England, the racism arrived before the coronavirus did. One girl headed for the stairs as soon as Ms. Zhou stepped up to a dormitory elevator bank in late January. When two construction workers saw a poster of Asian candidates in the student union election, they muttered, […]

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Take a (Solo) Stroll. Your Next Art Fix May Be Around the Block.

Most of New York’s museums and art galleries have closed, but the city remains full of aesthetic destinations that can be experienced outdoors and alone. While we’re all facing a lot more time apart from one another, I’ve been thinking back to the long, solitary walks I used to take, and the monuments, buildings and […]

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What Is a College Education in the Time of Coronavirus?

“Watching the entire Ivy League slowly turn into the University of Phoenix,” a Barnard student tweeted last Tuesday. We can’t think of a more concise summary of the predicament higher education faces with the spread of the coronavirus. Residential colleges and universities nationwide are now obliging students to finish current-term academic coursework online, just as […]

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The Accusations Were Lies. But Could We Prove It?

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. We were at a friend’s doctoral graduation party on a Friday night at the end of March. I had a glass of wine in one hand and our toddler […]

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The Bernie Sanders Revolution Has Moved to Mom’s Couch

With the country in crisis mode, Melat Eskender, 19, has assumed battle position: In her parents’ living room making phone calls for Senator Bernie Sanders, with quarantine rations of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos at her side. The coronavirus outbreak has scattered college students across the country. Thousands left their campuses to return to their childhood bedrooms, […]

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Colleges Took the Lead on Distancing. Others Should Follow.

The arrival of the new coronavirus is teaching us all what a pandemic demands of us. As leaders of three institutions fortunate to have access to outstanding public health research, we quickly came to understand in recent weeks that if we wanted to help protect the health of our nation, we had to take drastic […]

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From Zoom University to the Zoom Party

On Sunday afternoon, Eleanor Dolan celebrated her 17th birthday in Minnesota with 20 of her closest friends. They listened to pop music and traded jokes. When the group broke out into “Happy Birthday to You,” Eleanor pulled a slice of cookie cheesecake close in front of her and pretended to blow out the toothpick she […]

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Their School Musicals Were Canceled. Then They Found a Bigger Stage.

Laura Benanti is a Tony-winning actress, but she still thinks of herself as a theater kid. So when her mother, who is a voice teacher, started telling her about student shows being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Benanti could imagine the upset. She stepped out onto the porch and posted a short video on […]

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A School Is Training Its New Team Mascot. It’s a Puppy.

INDIANAPOLIS — The star-in-waiting could not exactly hustle to class at the strip mall. “Is he asleep?” Evan Krauss, a mascot handler, asked his wife just before he answered his own question. “Of course he is.” And so someone carried Butler’s next ambassador inside for his lessons under the bright lights of the Bark Tutor […]

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Upheaval at Fashion Institute Over Accusations of Racism

It is considered one of the world’s most prestigious fashion schools, priding itself on producing cutting-edge designs and a roster of alumni that includes Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera. But before the coronavirus outbreak shut down classes, the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan had been in upheaval since a student designer used […]

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College in the Coronavirus Era: Wistful Goodbyes and a Sense of Loss

ITHACA, N.Y. — When Cornell University administrators emailed students last week, sobs were heard in libraries and labs. People wiped tears from friends’ faces — then slathered on hand sanitizer. After spring break, the email said, they should not come back. The school would start to close dorms after March 28, and students were to […]

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