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Harvard to Retire Law School Seal
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) _ Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder.
The university's governing body announced the decision Monday, supporting a campus committee's previous recommendation to r…
Massachusetts Teachers Unions Support Transgender Rights Bill
BOSTON (AP) _ The state's two largest teachers unions are backing legislation that would expand a 2011 Massachusetts law that bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and in housing.
Presidents of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the American Federation of Teache…
Citing Slavery Ties, Committe Says Harvard Law Should Drop Seal
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ A committee made up of faculty, students, alumni, and staff has recommended that Harvard Law School ditch its seal because of its ties to an 18th century slaveholder.
The committee announced Friday that it recommended to the university's governing body that the seal be dr…
Massachusetts Senate Approves Overhaul of Public Records Law
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts Senate has approved an overhaul of a public records law that critics have called among the most outdated and cumbersome in the nation.
The bill passed on a 35-0 vote Thursday would establish new timetables for state agencies and municipalities to comply with public rec…

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