Tovia Smith appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
While most college students go through courses aimed at preventing campus sexual assault, advocates say it's too little, too late. Some are pushing for similar efforts as early as elementary school.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Not every liberal voter had been eyeing the upcoming Democratic National Convention with uniform eagerness. NPR's Tovia Smith looks at how Democrats far from the convention floor are viewing the week.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Three Baton Rouge, La., police officers were killed by a gunman over the weekend. They have been identified as Brad Garafola, Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hundreds of items that once belonged to convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger are being auctioned off by the government, and the proceeds will go to his victims.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
A California judge is under fire for giving what some are calling a slap on the wrist to a former Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a frat party.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In New England, many boarding school staff accused of sexual misconduct quietly left and then moved on to other schools, according to The Boston Globe. Now states are trying to stop the practice.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In Virginia and New York, academic transcripts must note if a student has been punished for sexual assault. Supporters say it's a matter of public safety. Critics say the move is draconian and unfair.
Monday, May 02, 2016
President Obama's daughter, Malia, is taking a year off before starting college in the fall. The so-called "gap year" before college has long been a staple — even a right of passage — in many other countries. NPR reports on the growing trend to defer freshman year to pursue other interests.