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CONCORD,N.H. - A federal judge says New England College in Henniker, N.H., mayproceed with its lawsuit accusing a poet of stealing one of itsmaster's programs and its faculty and recreating it at a rival schoolin New Jersey.

New England College is suing Anne Marie Macari ,the former director of its low-residency Master's of Fine Arts inPoetry program , and Drew University, where Macari now directs asimilar program.

Drew University asked U.S. District Court JudgeJoseph Laplante to either dismiss the case or move it to New Jersey.Laplante denied both motions. The judge says even though no one fromDrew ever came to New Hampshire, Macari was acting on Drew's behalf andthe school authorized or at least knew about her actions in NewHampshire.

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