Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate ‘Commencements’

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS June 2, 2017 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Looking out over a sea of people in Harvard Yard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts, told this year’s graduating class that it was living in an...

Fatal Stabbing of Black Student in Maryland Investigated as a Hate Crime

By MATT STEVENS May 22, 2017 A white student at the University of Maryland was charged on Sunday in the fatal stabbing a black college student in what the authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime. Officials on Sunday charged the suspect, Sean C....

Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students

By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big.

On Campuses Far From China, Still Under Beijing’s Watchful Eye

By STEPHANIE SAUL May 4, 2017 SAN DIEGO — In the competition for marquee commencement speakers, the University of California, San Diego thought it had scored a coup this year — a Nobel Peace Prize winner, best-selling author and spiritual North Star to millions of...

In Ann Coulter’s Speech Battle, Signs That Conservatives Are Emboldened

By JEREMY W. PETERS April 26, 2017 Without uttering a word to students at the University of California, Berkeley, Ann Coulter on Wednesday made herself the latest cause célèbre in the rapidly escalating effort by conservatives to fight liberals on what was once the...