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Three Alabama Professors on Leave After Halloween Photos Surface

The photos were taken at a campus party at the University of South Alabama in 2014. One professor wore a Confederate uniform. Two others posed with a whip and a noose.

Photos of Slaves Are Property of Harvard, Not a Descendant, Judge Rules

The woman who says the enslaved people are her ancestors plans to appeal the decision “about the patriarch of a family, a subject of bedtime stories.”

Texas School’s Lesson on Chivalry Asked Girls to ‘Walk Daintily’ and Obey Men

A Shallowater High School assignment meant to demonstrate medieval-era misogyny was scrapped after at least one parent objected.

‘I’m Overwhelmed by How Much Is Out of My Control’

A teacher featured in a special Times audio series on Odessa High School shares her stresses during the pandemic.

Rosalyn Koo, 94, Dies; Fund-Raising Powerhouse for Chinese Communities

A scion of a wealthy Shanghai family, Ms. Koo helped older people in California and organized a program to educate girls in rural China.

Mr. President, Don’t Insult Neanderthals

President Biden called the removal of mask mandates “Neanderthal thinking.” A reader objects. Also: Term limits for New York governors; reopening schools; kidnapping in Nigeria.

A College President Worried About the Risks of Dorm Isolation. So He Moved In.

Col. Mark Anarumo, the president of Norwich University, had been through suicides of students during in-room lockdown. He thought he could help by moving into the dorm.

Biden Administration Steps Up Push for School Reopenings

A day after President Biden said teachers should be prioritized for vaccination, the first lady and the education secretary hit the road to urge communities to return to in-person learning.

6 Feet or 3 Feet Apart? Why Reopening Schools Is Not So Easy.

Health experts and the C.D.C. agree on the importance of returning students to in-person teaching. But the details have led to many disagreements.

Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

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