||UConn Under Federal Investigation For Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases
The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) informed the University of Connecticut on Monday that it will investigate the school for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases and violating Title IX, the federal law that requires all recipients of federal financial assistance for education programs and activities to prohibit sex discrimination and sexual harassment [PDF].
The investigation was sparked after seven women filed a formal complaint in October alleging that UConn had failed to protect them from sexual assault and exposed them to a sexually hostile environment.One woman says her attacker was expelled from campus but later readmitted without her knowledge....
||US Commission on Civil Rights Endorses Controversial Title IX Model College Athletics Survey
The US Commission on Civil Rights released a report Thursday, encouraging colleges to use the Department of Education's 2005 model survey....
||Department of Education Finds California College Violated Title IX
The United States Department of Education has found that San Diego's Mesa College violated Title IX legislation based on an October 2007 complaint....
||US National Tennis Center Renamed in Honor of Billie Jean King
The US Tennis Association (USTA) paid tribute to legendary tennis player Billie Jean King by renaming the US National Tennis Center in her honor last week....
||Postsecondary Science and Math Programs Face Title IX Review
This summer, the US Department of Education (ED) will conduct in-depth investigations of how colleges and universities are treating women and men students and faculty in their science and mathematics departments....
||Women's Law Project Examines Title IX in Pennsylvania
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania are failing to provide adequate athletic opportunities for women students, according to a recent report from the Pennsylvania-based Women's Law Project (WLP)....
||Title IX Lawsuit Avoided at Assumption College
In a victory for women's collegiate athletics, Assumption College, a Catholic four-year liberal arts college in Worchester, Massachusetts, has reinstated both the men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams....
||Supreme Court Dismisses Wrestlers' Case Against Title IX
In a win for women and girls in sports, the US Supreme Court has dismissed a case brought by the National Wrestling Coaches Association against the Department of Education challenging Title IX, the landmark law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs....
||Title IX Critic Approved by Judiciary Committee Despite Questionable Record
The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved Thomas Griffith for a seat on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit....
||Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Title IX, Protects Whistle-Blowers
The US Supreme Court ruled today that those who are the victims of retaliation for drawing attention to Title IX violations can sue under the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at institutions receiving federal financial assistance for education programs and activities....
||Dept. of Education Weakens Title IX Compliance Standards for College Athletics
Late last Friday afternoon, the Department of Education released a letter weakening the requirements of Part Three of the three-part test by which colleges and universities measure their compliance with Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at institutions receiving federal financial assistance for education programs and activities....
||February 9 Is National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Women's groups across the country are celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day today....
||CA: New Laws in Effect for Same-Sex Couples, Female Athletes, Battered Women
Beginning New Year's Day, several laws took effect in the state of California that bolster the equality of women, girls, and same-sex couples....
||Civil Rights Commission Releases Negative Evaluation of Bush Administration
The United States Commission on Civil Rights issued a report last week evaluating the accomplishments and setbacks in civil rights’ progress....
||New Bill Offered to Strengthen Title IX in High Schools
Last week, at a reception to honor female Olympic athletes, members of Congress gathered to celebrate the offering of a new bill to strengthen Title IX....
||CA Bill To Ban Gender Discrimination in Community Youth Athletic Programs
The California State Legislature passed a bill last month that would make California the first state to ban gender discrimination in community youth athletics programs....
||House Passes Amendment to Continue Funding Small Educational Equity Act
Earlier this week, the US House of Representatives passed the Maloney/Woolsey/Sanchez amendment which will provide $3 million for 2005 to refund the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA)....
||Appeals Court Rules Sports Seasons Discriminate Against Girls
A federal appeals court last Tuesday upheld a previous ruling that the scheduling of Michigan's high school sports seasons discriminates against female athletes....
||Supreme Court to Hear Title IX Case
The US Supreme Court agreed today to hear a case involving a former girls' basketball coach who was allegedly fired after he complained that his team received less money and were forced to use worse facilities than comparable boys' teams....
||Some Federal Funding Recipients Not Complying With Title IX
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has found that some recipients of federal financial assistance are not complying with important provisions of Title IX regulations....
||Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Title IX
A federal appeals court in Washington, DC on Friday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Title IX, the landmark law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, threatens collegiate male sports teams....
||Department of Education Cuts Back on Title IX Protections
On Wednesday, the Department of Education proposed regulations that would extensively weaken Title IX, the law that prohibits gender discrimination in federally funded education....
||Title IX Victory for West Chester University Gymnastics' Team
A federal judge on Thursday ordered West Chester University to reinstate the women's gymnastics team it had cut in April....
||VMI: Women’s Soccer Team Endures
At the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where women comprise just six percent of 1,324 cadets, the school's first women's soccer team (and first women's sports team) is standing strong....
||Patsy Mink Among Inductees to Women's Hall of Fame
The National Women's Hall of Fame will induct 12 women in a ceremony at Seneca Falls, New York tomorrow....
||Women's Rights Groups Win Title IX Victory
Faced with overwhelming support for Title IX, the Bush administration announced Friday that there will be no changes to the landmark 1972 law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education....
||Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge to Title IX
A federal district court judge in Washington yesterday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Title IX, the landmark law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, threatens collegiate male sports teams....
||Pregnant Student Athlete Files Title IX Suit Claiming Discrimination
After Tara Brady, a basketball star at Connecticut's Sacred Heart University, became pregnant and decided to carry her pregnancy to term - her scholarship was revoked and her coach told her she would be a "distraction" and should leave the school, according to FindLaw.com columnist Joanna Grossman....
||Congressional Leaders, Athletes Call for Preservation of Title IX
Members of Congress and prominent women athletes spoke out for preserving and strengthening Title IX at a hearing yesterday....
||Bush Commission Releases Report Gutting Title IX
President Bush’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics released its report on Title IX yesterday to the Department of Education....
||Commissioners Plan Minority Report on Title IX
At least two members of the Bush Commission on Opportunity in Athletics reviewing Title IX plan to submit a minority report, charging that the Commission’s recommendations to the Department of Education could negatively impact millions of women and girls....
||Bush Commission Recommends Cutting Back on Women's Sports Opportunities
A draft of the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics' report on Title IX, published in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, ignores the continuing lack of participation opportunities and funding that women's and girls' athletics face in favor of recommendations that will increase males' participation in athletics....
||Senators, Celebrities, Athletes Oppose Gutting of Title IX
Celebrities, women athletes, and politicians spoke out in support of Title IX on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday....
||Title IX Town Meeting Opens in Colorado Springs
In Colorado Springs yesterday, the Bush administration’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics held its third of four nationwide public hearings on Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education....
||Ashcroft Appoints VAWA Opponent to Violence Against Women Committee
Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed Nancy Pfotenhauer, president and CEO of the notoriously conservative International Women’s Forum (IWF), to the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women....