Alvin Lucier, Probing Composer of Soundscapes, Is Dead at 90

His experimental music was rooted in the physics of sound and might yield unpredictable results — in one instance a Beatles song emanating from a teapot.

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The ‘Woke’ Student Is Just a Scapegoat

Embracing intellectual diversity means being brave enough to consider ideas and practices that might inspire you to change your life.

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

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Colleges Learn How to Suppress Coronavirus: Extensive Testing

While many campuses are struggling with major outbreaks, some schools have successfully contained the virus.

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‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.

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Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned

Critics say the First Step Act is being applied too arbitrarily by judges who are taking a hard line when it comes to revisiting nonviolent drug sentences.

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