Tag: Colleges and Universities

2 Arkansas Chemistry Professors Face Charges of Making Meth

It sounds like something from the award-winning former A.M.C. series “Breaking Bad”: The authorities charged two chemistry professors in Arkansas on Friday in connection with the production of methamphetamine. The instructors, Terry D. Bateman, 45, and Bradley A. Rowland, 40, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department said. […]

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Chinese Troops Clean Hong Kong Streets, Prompting Fears

HONG KONG — Hong Kong was bracing for further unrest on Sunday, a day after some Chinese troops left their barracks and staged a rare, tightly choreographed cleanup of streets that antigovernment protesters had filled with bricks during the week. The brief photo op by China’s People’s Liberation Army — coupled with a continuing police […]

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Can Hong Kong’s Courts Save the City?

ImageProtesters clashed with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin on Tuesday.Credit…Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times HONG KONG — It both comforts and depresses me, as a lawyer who has practiced for four decades, that every day over the past few months I have been besieged on […]

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FAFSA Says How Much You Can Pay for College. It’s Often Wrong.

Like millions of other parents, Julie Phipps filled out the federal form last November that determined her college-bound daughter was eligible for financial aid. She also learned how much the federal government figured her family could contribute to the bill: $14,000. That figure, known as the expected family contribution, was generated immediately after she completed […]

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A 9-Year-Old Is About to Get a University Degree. He Has #Giganticplans.

LONDON — He doesn’t play chess or any musical instruments. But he loves Fortnite and Minecraft and watches Netflix. Soon, Laurent Simons, 9, of Belgium will become one of the youngest people in the world to graduate from a university. For this, his teachers and others have called him a genius. He simply says, “I’m […]

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At Howard University, Homecoming Is a Pilgrimage

Surfacing ‘Coming to Howard for the first time was seeing the beauty of blackness,’ one alumnus said. Written by Bianca Ladipo Photographs by Andre Wagner ImageThere’s no limit to how many people can join the celebration — the campus gates never close during the weekend.Credit…Andre D. Wagner for The New York Times “Have you ever […]

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Inside Hong Kong’s Battle-Ready Campuses

HONG KONG — Across Hong Kong’s university campuses, students and their supporters are bracing for police confrontations in increasingly elaborate ways: constructing Molotov cocktail assembly lines, erecting catapults that use helmets to launch projectiles, and building walls made of brick and mortar or crosshatched bamboo. As riot police officers bombarded the Chinese University of Hong […]

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Here’s a List of School Shootings in 2019

Across the country this year, according to media reports, at least 11 shootings have taken place on American high school or college campuses, including the attack in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday. And school officials and law enforcement agencies have responded to dozens more credible threats of attacks. The shootings have occurred inside gyms and […]

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On the Frontlines of Progressive Anti-Semitism

I have never done 23-and-me, nor have I “ancestry.com’d” myself. It’s never felt necessary. My family’s Eastern European Jewish heritage was something we lived to honor, including in our politics. Like so many others, my family came to this country escaping discrimination in the Old Country and facing injustice in the New: abusive labor conditions; […]

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Hong Kong’s University Students Dig in for Battles With Police

HONG KONG — Protesters armed on Thursday with firebombs and bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications they had built on Hong Kong university campuses in anticipation of clashes with the police, as demonstrations disrupted Hong Kong’s morning commute for a fourth straight weekday. At the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the site of battle scenes […]

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Hong Kong’s Universities, the Last Refuge of Protesters, Become Battlegrounds

HONG KONG — During hourslong standoffs with students this week, the Hong Kong police broke an unspoken rule to keep off campuses. Confronted by lines of riot police, black-clad students at the city’s largest universities erected makeshift barricades and threw bricks. The police responded by firing nonlethal projectiles for the first time on campuses. In […]

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Hong Kong Protests: Brawl Erupts Downtown as Students Gear Up to Fight Police

HONG KONG — Students on Hong Kong’s university campuses erected roadblocks and gathered bricks in preparation for battle with the police on Wednesday, as residents navigated severe transit disruptions and office workers brawled with officers in the heart of the financial district. This week’s disruptions are notable because they have strained the city’s infrastructure during […]

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University of Illinois Is Stifling NPR Reporting on Sexual Misconduct, Critics Say

A University of Illinois policy requiring NPR member station reporters to disclose information about sources who say they were sexually harassed or assaulted is coming under fire from media organizations and free-speech advocates, who say the rule will have a chilling effect on reporting about sexual misconduct. An investigation published in August by NPR Illinois […]

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The Daily Northwestern Apologizes to Student Protesters for Reporting

Editors at Northwestern University’s campus newspaper apologized on Sunday for its coverage of student demonstrators, which they said was invasive and “hurt students,” spurring a swift backlash from professional journalists and a broader reckoning over reporting practices and diversity in newsrooms. The publication, The Daily Northwestern, covers both the university and the surrounding community in […]

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14 San Diego State University Fraternities Are Suspended Amid Inquiry Into Student’s Death

San Diego State University has suspended 14 fraternities amid allegations that “possible misconduct” at one of them may have been linked to the death of a 19-year-old student over the weekend, the authorities said. The student, Dylan Hernandez, was found without a pulse by his dormitory roommate and was hospitalized on Thursday after reportedly attending […]

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U.K. Scholars Back Cambridge Researcher’s Efforts to Avoid Deportation

LONDON — Britain’s academic community has mobilized in support of a Cambridge University scholar whose request for permanent residency was denied, she says, because she spent too much time outside of the country working on her doctoral thesis. The scholar, Asiya Islam, a junior research fellow in the University of Cambridge’s sociology department who has […]

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U.S. Education Dept. Cancels Loans for 1,500 Defrauded Students

About 1,500 students who attended two art institutes that were part of the sudden collapse of a career-school chain this year will have their federal loans canceled, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Friday. It was a rare victory for borrowers seeking debt relief from a department that, under Ms. DeVos, has frozen or curtailed […]

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Thousands of College Kids Paid to Work for a Viral Party Kingpin. What Could Go Wrong?

For eight years, a digital media company called I’m Shmacked has posted viral videos of the college party scene. Beer bongs, booze, marijuana and scantily clad women are all featured prominently, in scenes set to upbeat party music. Cinematic shots of college campuses and university landmarks are interspersed with flip cup games and keg stands. […]

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Has a U.S. College Given Russia Too Friendly a Platform?

WASHINGTON — In 2017, a year before Maria Butina was arrested on charges of acting as a foreign agent, she had breakfast with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak, at his residence in Washington. At a time of worsening relations, as evidence of Russian meddling in United States elections swelled, Ms. Butina, […]

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