Outbreaks at U.S. Colleges Force Sudden Changes and Send Students Scrambling: Covid-19 Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageStudents at North Carolina State University on Tuesday. The university will move all undergraduate classes online starting next week.Credit…Robert Willett/The News & Observer, via Associated Press U.S. universities have been trying to prepare for months, but outbreaks are forcing last-minute changes. As college students return to U.S. campuses, some…

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What to Know About Stuttering

For a couple of minutes on Thursday, the sprawling, virtual Democratic National Convention seemed to hold its collective breath as 13-year-old Brayden Harrington of Concord, N.H., addressed the nation from his bedroom, occasionally stumbling on his words. “I’m a regular kid,” he said into a home camera, and a recent meeting with the candidate “made…

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In Praise of the Simple Routine

Welcome. I’ve been measuring the progression of days by the ripeness of my neighbor’s tomatoes. They have a solitary Roma tomato plant on their patio whose fruits look perfect, plump and pale orange, not ready for plucking, but soon. In the absence of a lot of outside stimulus, the tiniest things take on meaning. Waving…

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