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
US universities are embracing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to attract British students
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.
Researchers have hit on a formula to work out why certain quotes stay with us
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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
The National Football League (NFL) is cracking down on illegal hits to the head, as the risk of crippling brain and spinal injuries casts a shadow over America's richest and most popular professional sport.