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  1. Harvard admissions data can be filed under seal in bias case: judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 10 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    FILE PHOTO: People walk past Harvard University t-shirts for sale in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., November 16, 2012. BOSTON - Documents related to Harvard University's admissions process may be filed initially under seal in a lawsuit accusing the Ivy League school of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.


  2. U.S. says it might enter Harvard affirmative action court battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 6 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    FILE PHOTO: People walk past Harvard University t-shirts for sale in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., November 16, 2012. - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it might formally enter a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants as the agency probes its admissions policies for potential civil rights violations.


  3. Harvard board member makes rare call for fossil fuel divestmentRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 27 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A member of a Harvard University oversight board made a rare public call for the school to divest itself from fossil fuel stocks, a move that shows continuing divisions on the issue as a new president takes over at the institution and its leading $37.1 billion endowment. Kat Taylor, a member of Harvard's 32-member Board of Overseers and wife of billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, said in an interview late on Tuesday that while she was proud of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school's efforts to reduce its climate impact, it should also start to screen out stocks like oil companies from its investment portfolio.


  4. U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws. Citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school's affirmative action policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants, the federal government in a letter set a Dec. 1 deadline for Harvard to hand over documents on its admission policies.


  5. Man pleads guilty to U.S. Army Reserve weapons theft, jail escapeRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaped from jail awaiting trial for the theft and then tried to rob two banks, federal prosecutors said on Monday. James Morales, 35, pleaded guilty in federal court in Worcester, Massachusetts, to eight counts charging him with among other things possessing a machine gun and stolen firearms; attempting to commit bank robbery; and escaping federal custody.


  6. Insider trading suspect out of U.S. jail as judge weighs 'Jekyll & Hyde' riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A former Akebia Therapeutics Inc employee accused of insider trading was released from jail on Thursday despite a judge's concern that the man's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" tendencies could lead him to violate his bail conditions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, who ordered Schultz Chan arrested on Sept.


  7. Muslim-American Massachusetts activist launches run for CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A two-term Cambridge, Massachusetts, city councilor and founder of an activist group that trains Muslim-Americans to run for office launched a campaign for U.S. Congress on Sunday that could make him the third Muslim in the chamber. Nadeem Mazen, 34, was set to declare his run as a Democrat for a district northwest of Boston, a seat that comes open next year as 71-year-old Representative Niki Tsongas opts not to seek a sixth term in office.


  8. Three Chinese women reach U.S. plea deals over college exam scamRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Three women from China have agreed to plead guilty to cheating on entrance exams to American universities and colleges and are likely to be deported home, according to court papers. Xiaomeng Cheng, who prosecutors said gained admission to Arizona State University through the exam scam, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court in Boston to conspiring to defraud the United States.


  9. Ex-Akebia employee faces losing bail in insider trading caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Schultz Chan, who had been the director of biostatistics at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company, has been free on $250,000 bond since arrest last year on charges brought by federal prosecutors in Boston. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell on Thursday said Chan, 53, recently violated the terms of his release after refusing to answer his probation officer phone calls and would not acknowledge a knock at his door during a weekly check-in.


  10. MIT post-doctoral associate arrested for insider tradingRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A post-doctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was arrested on Wednesday on charges he engaged in insider trading ahead of news that Sibanye Gold Ltd planned to acquire Stillwater Mining for $2.2 billion, prosecutors said. Fei Yan, 31, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Massachusetts after federal prosecutors in Manhattan brought charges against him for securities fraud and wire fraud, prosecutors said.


  11. Harvard's first female president to step down next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Harvard University President Drew Faust, the first woman to serve in that post in the elite Ivy League school's 380-year history, plans to step down from her role at the end of the next academic year, she said in an e-mail to staff on Wednesday. Faust, a historian, has run Harvard since 2007.


  12. In major breakthrough, tiny Utah firm regenerates skin, hair in pigsRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A small U.S. biotech has successfully regenerated skin and stimulated hair growth in pigs with burns and abrasions, paving the way for a scientific breakthrough that could lead to the regeneration of fully functional human skin. Salt Lake City-based PolarityTE Inc's patented approach to tissue engineering is designed to use a patient's own healthy tissue to re-grow human skin for the treatment of burns and wounds.


  13. U.S. accuses Massachusetts hedge fund manager of fraudRead the original story

    May 22, 2017 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A Massachusetts hedge fund manager has been arrested and accused of misappropriating millions of dollars from investors and engaging in a Ponzi-like scheme, U.S. authorities said. Yasuna Murakami, who managed Cambridge, Massachusetts-based MC2 Capital Management LLC, was arrested in Vermont on Saturday and charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud, according to papers unsealed in federal court in Boston on Monday.


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