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Developments at Spring Valley High School A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Department of Justice following the violent arrest of a student caught on video at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen violently pulling the student

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Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of

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Students Sue the Harvard Corporation to Compel Divestment from Fossil Fuels After two years of urging Harvard to publicly discuss divestment from fossil fuels, a group of Harvard students has sued the Harvard Corporation, “alleging that the threat of global warming is so serious and so immediate

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  Department of Education Okays Princeton’s Revised Sexual Assault Policy The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Princeton University regarding its Title XI violations. After mishandling complaints of sexual assault and hostile work environment, Princeton implemented new policies

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There has been considerable coverage on the new Harvard University sexual harassment policy.  On Oct. 15, a group of 28 HLS faculty members published this op-ed in the Boston Globe arguing that the new university policy 1) violates principles of Due Process, 2) inappropriately expanded prohibited

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