Tovia Smith

Tovia Smith appears in the following:

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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As Race Enters Homestretch, Many Voters Feel Campaign Fatigue

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A year and a half after it began, the race for president is beginning to wear on many voters. A growing number say they are fed up and fatigued by the especially bitter campaign and are taking extreme measures to block it out. But others are tuning in even more as the race enters the homestretch.

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For Some Sexual Assault Activists, Trump Tape Is A Teachable Moment

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The videotape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women is already being used on campuses as a case study to teach students everything from bystander intervention to consent.

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Creepy Clown Issues Have Gotten Worse

Friday, October 07, 2016

Police continue to investigate countless cases of creepy clown sightings across the country. There's been a rash of online threats — social media is fueling fears and more copy-cat clowns.

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Cell Phone Alerts After New York Bombings Raise Racial Profiling Concerns

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cell phone alerts used to warn people in the aftermath of bombings in New York and New Jersey this weekend are raising questions about profiling.

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Obama Designates 1st Marine National Monument In The Atlantic Ocean

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England is the size of Connecticut and has been called an "underwater Yellowstone" and "a deep sea Serengeti."

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Summer Camps Struggle To Enforce Bans On Screen Time

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Summer sleep-away camps say it's getting harder to enforce cell phone bans, and millennials say it's tough going cold turkey. But they all say it's more important than ever to learn how to unplug.

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Parents Join Schools In Starting Early Dialogue On Sexual Assault

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Many parents are starting a dialogue on sexual assault well before their kids' teenage years, joining schools in early lessons to help prevent it.

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