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Syracuse to Drop Fossil Fuel Stocks From Endowment

At $1.2 billion, Syracuse’s is the largest university endowment to divest entirely of fossil fuel stocks.






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Deal Professor: Law Schools and Industry Show Signs of Life, Despite Forecasts of Doom

Changes in the job market have led to declining enrollment at law schools, but several new studies show reasons to be optimistic about a career in law.

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Incomes and Outcomes: Why More Education Won’t Fix Economic Inequality

Although raising the wages of low earners is a worthy goal, the biggest cause of increasing inequality is the sharp rise in income at the very top.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 24-30, 2015

Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: What Family Traditions Do You Want to Carry On When You Get Older?

Does your family have traditions centered on food and meals? Do you have traditional songs you sing or music you listen to as a family? Are there routines or rituals you participate in together?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Here are several paragraphs from a March 29 article, “Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | congruent

This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Suit Seeks to Prevent College From Closing

State authorities filed suit to block the closing of Sweet Briar College, giving a boost to alumnae and faculty who are fighting to save the 114-year-old women’s liberal arts institution.






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Supreme Court Leaves Intact New York’s Ban on Religious Services in Schools

The court declined to review a case involving the Education Department’s longstanding policy barring religious organizations from using public school facilities.

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Detroit Group Calls for Overhaul of Schools

The proposal by city leaders would end emergency management and return control to an elected school board.






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Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students

The effort is part of an international push to reshape the program that for more than a century has sent promising students to the University of Oxford.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 30, 2015

On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: What Are Your Thoughts on Cats?

Is sexism the source of stigmas about people who live with cats?

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Fire to Unite People Long Divided in Northern Ireland

How was the burning of a pagan temple in Northern Ireland an act of peace and reconciliation?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | douse

This word has appeared in 96 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Mississippi: Man Charged in Noose Display

A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges in connection with a noose put on a statue of James Meredith, the student who integrated the campus.






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Oklahoma Inquiry Traces Racist Song to National Gathering of Fraternity

David L. Boren, the university president, says his campus’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon members learned the song on a cruise four years ago.






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Bronx Science Teacher in Child Pornography Case Told Students ‘You’re a Big Deal’

Former students of Jon Cruz, accused of coercing teenagers from other schools into sending him nude photos, recall his devotion, but some now question his behavior.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Women’s Suffrage

Test your knowledge of women’s suffrage by playing our crossword.






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