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Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection

Kathryn DeWitt had put on her Penn Face. But living up to expectations — her own and others’ — was just too much. Dying seemed the only way out. It wasn’t.









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Sports Briefing | Track and Field: A Resignation at Georgetown

Georgetown announced the resignation of the director of its track and field and cross-country programs after two investigations of reports involving allegations of racial bias, hazing and sexual misconduct.









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New York City Questions English, Math and Science Taught at Yeshivas

Responding to a letter, the Education Department plans to investigate whether 39 Jewish schools are providing adequate training in secular subjects.









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Samuel DuBose’s Death in Cincinnati Points to Off-Campus Power of College Police

The shooting of Mr. DuBose, a black man, has prompted officials to reconsider a policy that allowed a university force to patrol an area far more complex than its campus.









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Pop Quiz: Quiz Answers

Give up? Here are the answers.









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Pop Quiz: The Fiske Guide to College Histories

Test your knowledge about higher education’s founders and foundings.









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Forum: Confederate Symbols, Swastikas and Student Sensibilities

The visibility of iconography associated with bias and oppression has been a volatile issue on campuses this year.









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Talking Head: Liberal Arts, a Lost Cause?

Twenty-five years ago, David W. Breneman lamented the shift away from liberal arts in a controversial report. Where are things now?









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Tech: New Gear for the School Year

Snap, yak and stay on track: six smart toys for the essential collegian.









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Media: The Scholarship in Selfies

Applying an academic lens to the subject is not frivolous, according to educators. There are classes to prove it.









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Blackboard: Next Stop: Harvardland

What do Asian visitors want to see on vacation? Elite universities, of course.









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Blackboard: College Tours, for Just $43,500

For fast-track visits to campus, a private jet awaits.









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Blackboard: Borrowing Blind

What students don’t know about what they owe.









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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 8 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Our Summer Reading Contest is now in its eighth week. To participate, post a comment here by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 7 and answer the question “What interested you most in The Times this week?”









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Finding a Career Track in LinkedIn Profiles

Students can get help choosing a college and a major in the digital breadcrumbs that LinkedIn members put online. Just follow the big data.









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Four Steps to Choosing Your Major

Deciding on a college major isn’t a lifelong sentence. It’s a jumping-off point. Most people’s work shape-shifts in unforeseeable ways.









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How to Live Wisely

What does it mean to live a productive life? What about a happy life? Five exercises that tackle the tough questions. Try these at home.









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University of Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Samuel Dubose

The officer, Ray Tensing, is accused of killing Mr. Dubose, who was unarmed, during a traffic stop on July 19.









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As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding for Career Change

Schools that offer accelerated training in digital skills are drawing more and more “career changers,” and graduates can make six-figure base salaries.









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Success Academy Gets $8.5 Million to Add Charter Schools in New York City

By helping Success continue its expansion, the gift could add to pressure on the de Blasio administration to find space for the new schools or contribute to their rent.









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