How Professors Are Handling Unmasked Students Amid Delta

At universities, some instructors are finding the return to the classroom a nerve-racking experience. A few have quit — one in the middle of class.

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15% of PPP Loans Could Be Fraudulent, Study Shows

Some $76 billion of the program’s $800 billion in loans may have been taken improperly, a new paper concludes.

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Investors Put Millions Into a Luxury Student Dorm. They Say They Were Ripped Off.

Lawyers, retirees and others who invested their savings in a luxury student dorm say two real estate firms duped them. They’re suing to recoup their money.

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University of South Carolina President Resigns After Speech Blunders

Robert Caslen, a retired Army lieutenant general, was accused of failing to credit a lengthy passage in a commencement speech he delivered.

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University of Texas Faces New Outcry Over Old Song With Minstrel Roots

Many students want “The Eyes of Texas” to go. Wealthy alumni insist it should stay. The dispute has become a flash point as universities struggle to deal with traditions spawned in earlier eras.

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South Carolina Rolls Past Texas Into the Final Four

Texas was held scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Gamecocks started their celebration early.

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‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers

Students and recent graduates struggle to get hired as the oil industry cuts tens of thousands of jobs, some of which may never come back.

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How China Brought Almost 200 Million Students Back

We’re also rounding up thought-provoking ideas about Covid-era education, and bringing you the latest local updates for K-12 and college.

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Black at U.T., and Beyond

A student set out to document the experiences of his Black classmates on their predominantly white campus. These are some of their stories.

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The Photographers Who Captured the Toll of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

A new book of photos documents the human impact of the bombings that ended World War II — and challenges a common American perception of the destruction in Japan.

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University of Texas Won’t Drop Song With Racist History

“The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, will remain a campus anthem at the University of Texas at Austin, the school announced on Monday.

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The History and Meaning of Juneteenth

“When I think about Juneteenth as Emancipation Day, and I think about this moment, I feel like we still need to be emancipated.”

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Texas Football Players Call on University to Drop a Song Steeped in Racist History

“The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, plays at football games and other sports events at the University of Texas at Austin.

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28 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip

A group of about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin celebrated spring break in Mexico, but returned to find that 28 had tested positive. Dozens more are being monitored.

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