George Hunter The Detroit News Published 3:30 PM EDT May 28, 2019 Incoming Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley Jr., who takes over the school Aug. 1 in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, is no stranger to controversy. There are three open investigations into allegations of Title IX violations at Stony Brook University in New York state, where Stanley has been president since 2009. There also have been several lawsuits filed against Stony Brook over the university's handling of students' sexual assault claims. According to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights website, the agency is investigating Stony Brook for two claims, filed March 8, 2017, for gender harassment and denial of benefits; along with a 2014 sexual violence allegation. A former student, Sarah Tubbs, in 2015 filed a Title IX complaint alleging that university officials did not take seriously her allegation that she'd been raped by a fellow … [Read more...] about New MSU president no stranger to campus controversy
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San Diegans can drive with little fear of getting a speeding ticket on scores of streets throughout the city — including heavily trafficked stretches of Balboa Avenue, Camino del Rio South, Morena Boulevard, Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and even Zoo Place. The situation is the result of a little known state law that’s vexing cities across California. It says that in many cases officials must raise speed limits or give up handing out tickets using radar or other electronic devices. While many San Diegans would rather see lower speed limits than more enforcement, others have called for allowing cars to go faster, said Wally Wulfeck, chair of the Community Planners Committee, which represents the city’s more than 50 community planning groups.“It depends on the street,” Wulfeck said. “Some say leave it low, other people say don’t slow me down. “In general, there’s not enough (law enforcement) resources to really be serious about all … [Read more...] about San Diego communities have urged officials to keep speed limits low in conflict with state law. Now officers can’t use radar guns on those stretches of road.
There’s a lot more to Michael Bennett than meets the eye. Yes, he’s a ferocious, 6-foot-4, 274-pound defensive end with a knack for sacking the quarterback and forcing fumbles, but he’s also a political activist, a big-picture thinker, and a pursuer of justice, among many other descriptors. Bennett is coming to New England from the Philadelphia Eagles, along with a 2020 seventh-round pick, in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick. The 33-year-old is widely considered one of the most unpredictable and charismatic players in the league, and he believes that “people need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Here’s what you need to know about the Patriots’ new defensive stopper. Yes, he’s related to Martellus Bennett. Those who follow the National Football League religiously are well aware of Michael Bennett’s family ties. For those who don’t follow it quite as closely – and for whom the last name rings a bell … [Read more...] about 6 things to know about new Patriots DE Michael Bennett
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Updated 4:56 pm CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, provided by Morton County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement and protesters clash near the site of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. Law enforcement officials in North Dakota say they aren't to blame for a severe arm injury a New York City woman suffered during the incident. They're asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that Sophia Wilansky filed seeking millions of dollars in damages for alleged excessive force, assault, negligence, emotional distress and defamation. (Morton County Sheriff's Department via AP, File) less FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, provided by Morton County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement and protesters clash near the site of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. Law ... more Photo: AP … [Read more...] about Law officers respond to suit over pipeline protester injury
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matt Stout Globe Staff January 01, 2019 Don’t just count calories this new year. Your bank account stands to bulk up, or slim down, too.A cascade of changes awaits the average Massachusetts taxpayer in 2019, thanks to a mixture of a tax cut, a tax hike, new fees, and a slowly rising minimum wage. There’s also a newly enshrined summer tax holiday, which could come in handy as you pay more for that vacation rental home . . . and the car you rent to get there. And if you work Sundays, you could be taking less money home each week. Advertisement Many of the changes sprout from a bill known as the grand bargain, which, aside from the state’s annual budget, may deliver more pocketbook-altering initiatives than any other single piece of state legislation in years. Individually, some are small,the difference of tens of dollars in your … [Read more...] about Watch your wallet: new state laws could affect everything from your paycheck to the price of your vacation