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Complaint to DoJ challenges OCR's handling of athletics complaints
by Title IX Blog
posted April 20, 2014 at 8:44am

The Title IX Blog has received a copy of a complaint filed with the Department of Justice alleging Title IX violations in the athletic programs at ten California colleges and universities. This complaint is interesting to us because in addition to challen...more

Nine Public Universities in Pennsylvania Named in Title IX Complaints
by Title IX Blog
posted April 20, 2014 at 8:41am

The Pennsylvania-based Women's Law Project has filed complaints with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights charging nine of the state's public universities with violating Title IX for offering disproportionately low number of athletic oppo...more

University of Oklahoma Investigates Accusations of Sexual Assault by Football Player
by Title IX Blog
posted April 18, 2014 at 8:49pm

The University of Oklahoma is taking its turn in the Title IX spotlight as news comes to light about a student's allegations that she was sexually assaulted by OU linebacker Frank Shannon in January. The local police had received a report of the alleged a...more

Fixing advantage by fixing bodies?
by After Atalanta
posted April 16, 2014 at 10:07pm

If we thought the international sports community had learned something about gender and sex, biology, identity and athleticism after the debacle caused by the International Association of Athletics Federations in its process of “gender verification...more

Oregon university denying transgender student housing
by Title IX Blog
posted April 5, 2014 at 5:33pm

In a decision that looks like it will not stand based on both state and federal discrimination laws, George Fox University has said it will not provide housing to "Jayce M.", a transgender man who would like to live with his male friends in on-campus in h...more

More exposed in FSU/Jameis Winston case
by Title IX Blog
posted April 5, 2014 at 10:18am

In December, I expressed some curiosity/skepticism about the timing of the results of the police and DA investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Though they did come out before the national champi...more

Texas School District Resolves Title IX Complaint
by Title IX Blog
posted April 3, 2014 at 9:10pm

Last spring we blogged about a Title IX complaint filed by a coach against the Longview (Texas) Independent School District, alleging inequitable athletic opportunities for girls at Longview High School. We recently learned that the school district has en...more

More Thoughts on the Title IX Question in Pay-for-Play
by Title IX Blog
posted March 29, 2014 at 10:09am

Yesterday I posted about why Title IX's equal treatment mandate would require schools to provide female athletes with the same benefits they award to male players via collective bargaining.  To make my point, I used the example of extended health ins...more

NYT Editorial Addresses "Pay for Play" and Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted March 24, 2014 at 9:53pm

Over the weekend, the New York Times published an editorial addressing the role of Title IX in the debate about amateurism in college sports.  The editorial board argues that athletic directors exaggerate when they claim that Title IX makes it imposs...more

Buffet’s Billion Dollar Challenge Excludes Women’s Bracket
by Pretty Tough
posted March 19, 2014 at 11:00pm

Over the weekend the NCAA Tournament men’s brackets were finalized, which means the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge has opened. Backed by Warren Buffett, the challenge will pay anyone who can pick a perfect bracket a billion dollars.&...more

It IS March Madness: Still a Shadow Championship
by Fair Game News
posted March 19, 2014 at 10:54pm

By Laura Pappano Get ready: For the next few weeks college basketball will be everywhere you turn. Unfortunately, few of the games that will be playing non-stop on screens will feature women’s teams. Yes, women are playing — just not where y...more

Title IX and Female Athletes' Preference for Male Coaches
by Title IX Blog
posted March 13, 2014 at 7:07pm

University of Pittsburgh law professor Deborah Brake recently published a thought-provoking scholarly article (free download) examining the relationship between Title IX and a generalizable preference among female athletes for male coaches, which has been...more

Sexual Assault Problem at Patrick Henry College Is Outside the Scope of Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted March 12, 2014 at 7:03pm

Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Virginia, is in some ways no different from the dozens of colleges and universities whose shortcomings in dealing with sexual assault have come to light of late. A recent issue of the New Republic profiled the detai...more

Denison University Faces Investigation of Athletics Inequity
by Title IX Blog
posted March 11, 2014 at 9:30pm

Denison University in Granville, Ohio, is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which received a complaint alleging that the university inequitably allocates athletic opportunities in violation of Title I...more

High School Coach's Haircut Policy Violates Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted March 8, 2014 at 8:28pm

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that a high school coach's policy of requiring the boys' basketball team to wear very short hair constituted sex discrimination in violation of the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause as well ...more

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Boise State
by Title IX Blog
posted March 7, 2014 at 7:52pm

A female student at Boise State University has filed suit in state court, alleging that the university violated Title IX and other Idaho law when her track coach allegedly brushed off her report of having been sexually assaulted by a male teammate.  ...more

.@OffsidePlays A space for exposing discrimination in sport
by The Rabbit Hole
posted March 5, 2014 at 1:07pm

As a communications student I am constantly immersed in the possibilities that come with social media.  I'm also immersed in all the false promises that exist, but today we're focusing on the possible!  I follow the Everyday Sexism (@EverydaySex...more

Lawsuit Seeks Injunction of Campus SaVE Act
by Title IX Blog
posted March 3, 2014 at 6:47pm

A lawsuit filed last week in the federal district court in Washington, D.C., seeks to enjoin the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act ("Campus SaVE") from taking effect as scheduled on Friday, March 7.  Campus SaVE (see sec. 304), passed last year ...more

Indianapolis Public Schools Agree to Remedy Violations of Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted February 27, 2014 at 6:52pm

Indianapolis Public Schools have entered into an agreement with the Department of Education to improve athletic opportunities for girls across the district.  The Department's Office for Civil Rights had investigated IPS and found the district to be i...more

University of Michigan, Michigan State Both Face Title IX Investigation
by Title IX Blog
posted February 26, 2014 at 10:19pm

Investigators from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will visit Michigan State this week as part of an investigation into the university's policies and practices for handling reports of sexual assault on campus.  Details about thi...more

Temple Restores Crew and Rowing
by Title IX Blog
posted February 25, 2014 at 9:06am

Reversing course on an announcement made last December, Temple University will not eliminate the sports of men's crew and women's rowing, after it was announced that necessary improvements to the teams' boathouse would not incur cost to the university.&nb...more

Winston/FSU case not over
by Title IX Blog
posted February 17, 2014 at 9:18am

As predicted, the sexual assault allegations surrounding Florida State quarterback and Heisman winner Jameis Winston as well as the allegations that the case, brought by an FSU undergrad in December 2012, was mishandled by the university and the Tallahass...more

Temple University Under Investigation for Athletic Department Inequalities
by Title IX Blog
posted February 16, 2014 at 9:07pm

Temple University's athletic program is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for alleged unequal treatment of female athletes with regard to the condition of locker rooms, practice and competitive facilit...more

Title IX Lawsuit Filed Against Northwestern
by Title IX Blog
posted February 16, 2014 at 8:08pm

A female student at Northwestern University alleges in a lawsuit filed this week that the university violated Title IX by failing to adequately respond to her reports that she was sexually assaulted by a male philosophy professor in 2012. According to her...more

Soccer Scandal: Iran's Female Stars Face Random Gender Tests
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted February 16, 2014 at 7:35pm

BY ALI AROUZI AND HENRY AUSTIN TEHRAN -- Iran’s female soccer pros face random gender tests after seven people were disqualified from the league because they were deemed not to be women.The "snap checks" have been introduced by the Footba...more

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