Tovia Smith

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Court Appearance In Pretrial Hearing

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court on Thursday, marking his first time before the public in 17 months. The pretrial hearing comes ahead of a Jan. 5 trial.


Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The NPR Ed team is discovering what teachers do when they're not teaching. Pilot? Artist? Bartender? Explore our Secret Lives of Teachers series.

Every fall, on the first day of school, Nina Park greets her new honors English class with a game called "two truths and a lie." Her ...


Justice Department Numbers Paint Different Picture Of Sexual Assault

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Department of Justice has released new numbers on the rates of sexual assault for college-age women.


Senate Panel Looks At Taking Sexual Assault Investigations Off Campus

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Survivors say the criminal justice system can be re-traumatizing. But many say the system needs to be fixed because the courts are the only ones with the power to take rapists off the street.


Sexual Assault Activists Worry 'Rolling Stone' Fallout Could Stunt Progress

Monday, December 08, 2014

Students, sexual assault activists and the legal profession react to the continuing fall-out from the Rolling Stone article of an alleged gang rape on the University of Virginia's cam...


Obama's Immigration Action Brings Joy, Sadness For Undocumented Irish

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There are an estimated 12,000 undocumented Irish in Boston — only a portion of whom will be affected by President Obama's immigration plan.


Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

Friday, November 21, 2014

When it comes to raising assault awareness among possible victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims.


Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Boston's longest-serving mayor, Tom Menino, died Thursday after a protracted battle with cancer. He was the city's mayor from 1993 until earlier this year.


To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. Some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.


What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before


Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.


Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

Monday, September 29, 2014

Republican businessman Charlie Baker is beginning to inch ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. Democrats are increasingly worried that Coakley may stumble and disappoint the party as she did in 2010.


Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.


How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In just a few years, the issue has gone from mostly whispers to receiving the attention of the White House. Now, colleges throughout the country are trying to increase awareness about the issue.

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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.


Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges

Monday, July 21, 2014

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.


After Abortion Ruling, Mass. Pushes To Replace Buffer Zone Law

Friday, July 18, 2014

Just three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics that perform abortions, lawmakers there are rushing through a replacement.


Mammut On World Cafe

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hear four songs by the popular band, recorded live from Icelandic National Day celebrations.


For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness — and so they do, too.


First Trial Begins For A Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is accused of obstruction of justice. The native of Kazakhstan is denying the charges saying he cooperated with authorities.