Elite US college Yale allows six students guilty of “non-consensual sex” to continue studying
Evidence shows students from poorer backgrounds recruited on lower grades do better than the average student in their final exams
Ben Sherman is celebrating five decades of innovation with a collection inspired by the Sixties Jazz scene. Lee Holmes looks back at the British brand’s rich history
The Independent picture desk selects the best images from the festival
The Walt Disney Company's Disney Junior Channel is in search of a "visionary" UK educator to join its new council of academic advisors.
Fresh from making $20bn in US flotation, Facebook founder marries his long-term girlfriend
Kara Hayward is the latest in a line of child actresses who have brains as well as talent. The 13-year-old star of Cannes opening-night film Moonrise Kingdom has been a member of Mensa since the age of nine. Some of the Massachusetts native's artwork and poems have been published. So she looks odds-on to join the club of brainy actresses who, having taken Hollywood by storm, decide to take a career sabbatical to study.
Facebook's first public investors sent its value to $105bn in New York yesterday but there was disappointment that the shares failed to go much higher than their opening price of $38.
Dmitri Nabokov, the son of the Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov, tried to escape the shadow of his father's legacy, pursuing interests as diverse as opera singing and racing-car driving. But it was to the translation, preservation and championing of his father's work that he returned time and again.
From lace-ups to loafers and from brogues to boots, there are plenty of new styles to step out in...
A university professor is claiming that he lost his job after he gave James Franco an embarrassing 'D' grade in a course he was teaching on account of the knock-'em-dead actor and perennial student showing up for only two out of the 14 lectures he was expected at.
High costs are an accepted part of college education in the US – and they pay for world-class teaching. Dr Terence Kealey, vice-chancellor of Britain's only private university, argues that it's time we followed America's example
Some London-based clients are desperate to use climbing plants to cover excess bricks and mortar, the result of a new extension. The brickwork, sensitively executed using a mixture of tones, blends beautifully with older parts of the house, but the clients are still keen to green it up as quickly as possible.