Tovia Smith

Tovia Smith appears in the following:

Devos Looks For 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups, as a model for balancing the rights of alleged victims and accused students.

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Betsy DeVos Signals Rollback Of Obama Policies On Campus Sexual Assault

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The education secretary has signaled she wants to make significant changes to how schools handle allegations, to ensure the process is fair to accused students.

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For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thursday, August 17, 2017

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. The teens are demanding that the Garden now pay millions.

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Jewish Leaders Say Anti-Semitism Around The Nation Is A Disturbing Trend

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The American Jewish community has been unsettled by the re-emergence of vocal anti-Semitism, largely believed to be a feature of the nation's past.

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New Campaign Teaches How To Help When A Muslim Is Harassed

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The city of Boston has started a campaign to encourage bystanders to not just "say something" to authorities but to do something themselves.

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After Assault, Some Campuses Focus On Healing Over Punishment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

College and university administrators are increasingly open to the concept of "restorative justice," becoming less dismissive of the idea that it's too soft on sexual assault.

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As White Supremacists Push Onto Campuses, Schools Wrestle With Response

Friday, May 12, 2017

College students and administrators around the nation are trying to figure out how to best respond to a spike in white supremacist activity on campuses.

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Fighting Hate In Schools

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Hate is on the rise in U.S. schools. For students and educators, that means finding new ways to promote tolerance and inclusion.

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White House Pressures Municipalities To Crack Down On Immigration Enforcement

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Massachusetts' high court is to hear a case that could determine how much local authorities can help federal efforts. Localities say they can't detain people just because the feds ask them to.

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Late Season Snowstorm Clobbers Northeast

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A late-season storm has been crippling travel and knocking out power across the region. The hardest hit areas will likely be digging out of more than 2 feet of snow before the storm tapers off.

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DHS To Help Jewish Community Centers Enhance Security Protocols

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Across the nation, Jewish Community Centers have been targeted by threatening calls and vandalism. Now, they may be getting help.

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Massachusetts Hotline Tracks Post-Election Hate

Saturday, February 18, 2017

More than 250 "substantive reports" of harassment and hate incidents have flooded in since November. Although perpetrators are hard to identify, the hotline also serves to provide support to victims.

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When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Many singles are using their dating profiles to say they're not interested in dating people who don't share their political preference. Politically segregated dating websites are booming.

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Universities Grapple With Trump's Executive Order On Immigration

Monday, January 30, 2017

Colleges and universities are concerned about the implications of President Trump's executive order barring people from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

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Can Sobriety Tests Weed Out Drivers Who've Smoked Too Much Weed?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Massachusetts' highest court is considering whether roadside sobriety tests for marijuana can be used as evidence of driving stoned in the same way they are used to determine if a driver is drunk.

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Activists Fear Reversal Of Strict Rules On Campus Sexual Assault

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Survivors of campus sexual assault and their allies are imploring President-elect Trump's nominee for education secretary to continue cracking down on schools who don't take the issue seriously.

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Harvard Survey Highlights Attitudes About Campus Sexual Assault

Monday, December 19, 2016

A new national survey highlights some attitudes and expectations that may underlie many campus sexual assaults. Researchers at Harvard University say many students are acting on deeply ingrained beliefs, such as the idea that women usually need a little convincing to have sex.

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Obama Championed The Fight Against Sexual Assaults. Will Trump?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

There are fears the Trump administration will derail efforts to combat campus sexual assault. Some Republicans criticized the government crackdown on the issue, and say policies favor victims.

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Clinton Backers Gather At Wellesley College To Watch Returns

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

In Massachusetts, students, staff and alumni at Hillary Clinton's alma mater of Wellesley College gathered to watch election returns. Clinton was unable to pull out a win over Donald Trump.

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Wellesley College Students Anticipate Results Of Historic Election

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Many women at Hillary Clinton's alma mater of Wellesley College are hoping to see the Democratic nominee break the ultimate glass ceiling Tuesday night in becoming the first woman elected president in the U.S.

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