Tovia Smith appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Across the nation, Jewish Community Centers have been targeted by threatening calls and vandalism. Now, they may be getting help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.