Tovia Smith

Tovia Smith appears in the following:

Trump Administration Gets An Earful On New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says new rules could better protect the accused. There have been about 100,000 comments on proposed changes to Title IX. The deadline for comments is Wednesday.

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'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The government shutdown has led the budget of federal court systems to run dry, causing disruptions to the pursuit of justice. Court officials fear that things could get worse in coming weeks.

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Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New #MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Gillette's new ad campaign is trending on YouTube but has more than twice as many dislikes than likes. Some are threatening a boycott, offended by the company's call for a new kind of masculinity.

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'Tidal Wave': Hundreds Of Coast Guard Families Show Up To Pop-Up Boston Food Pantry

Friday, January 11, 2019

The group running a pop-up pantry says nearly 200 families stopped in to help themselves to food in the first few hours. Diapers and baby food are in high demand.

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Thousands Of Workers Must Figure Out How They'll Pay Monthly Bills Without A Paycheck

Thursday, January 10, 2019

As many federal workers are approaching a payday with no pay, they're asking relatives for loans and Congress for relief. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard in Boston is getting help from a food pantry.

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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

Friday, December 14, 2018

"We just keep knocking head against wall, [saying] 'the warning signs are there,'" says Mark Barden, who lost his son in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago.

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Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses

Friday, November 16, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced new rules for how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment, saying they will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that's unfair to accused students.

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Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

Friday, November 16, 2018

Among the significant changes is that schools could make it harder to prove allegations. Instead of only a "preponderance of the evidence," schools could demand "clear and convincing evidence."

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A Year Later, Americans Are Deeply Divided Over The #MeToo Movement

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One year after the #MeToo movement took off, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the nation deeply divided on sexual assault and harassment, with fissures running more along party lines than gender.

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News Brief: Trump Visits Pittsburgh, Americans Divided On #MeToo, Pakistan Blasphemy Case

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

After a visit to Pittsburgh, President Trump resumes campaigning tonight in Florida. Also, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the country deeply divided on sexual assault and harassment.

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On #MeToo, Americans More Divided By Party Than Gender

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One year after the #MeToo movement took off, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the nation deeply divided on the issue of sexual assault and harassment. The fissures run more along party lines than gender.

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On College Campuses, Making Overdose Medication Readily Available

Monday, October 22, 2018

College campuses are growing increasingly concerned about how to keep students safe amid a national opioid crisis. Some schools provide free and easy access to drugs that can reverse an overdose.

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Kavanaugh Allegations Prompt Some Prep Schools To Examine Their Culture

Friday, October 05, 2018

One 1980s graduate of an elite prep school remembers witnessing what kids used to call a "lineup." It was such a toxic culture of power and privilege, she says, many guys didn't even try to hide it.

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Advocates Brace As DeVos Preps Policies On Campus Sexual Misconduct

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Trump administration is revamping rules on how colleges handle sexual misconduct cases. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she's correcting a system that's stacked against the accused.

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News Brief: Manafort Expected To Plead Guilty In D.C., Massachusetts Explosions, Hurricane Latest

Friday, September 14, 2018

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is preparing to plead guilty in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C. Also, the latest on explosions in Massachusetts and Hurricane Florence.

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Suspected Gas Explosions In Massachusetts

Thursday, September 13, 2018

There have been multiple "gas" explosions in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Massachusetts State Police says Columbia Gas company is shutting off power in those areas.

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How Smartphone Apps Could Change The Way Sexual Assault Is Reported

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Developers of these apps hope to encourage more reporting and hasten the identification of repeat offenders. But some say this approach could be problematic for victims and the accused.

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Trump Administration Defends Campus Sexual Assault Rules

Friday, July 20, 2018

Government lawyers were in federal court Thursday for a hearing in a lawsuit over guidelines that would allow schools to demand a higher standard of evidence, making it tougher to prove an assault.

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With A Midweek Holiday, Marking A Revolution With Moderation

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Celebrating the Fourth of July is a serious predicament for some when it falls on a Wednesday. It's hard to enjoy barbecues and fireworks when you have to be at work at 9 the next morning.

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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Developers say they understand why teachers would be skeptical. But, they insist, computers already drive cars and detect cancer, so they can certainly handle grading students' essays.

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