Title IX

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University Sued for Creating 'Hostile Environment for Men'

Student claims he was treated unfairly after being accused of sexual assault

(Newser) - In a lawsuit seeking more than $175,000 in damages, a male student claims the University of Chicago has an "anti-male gender bias" and "routinely portrays a large portion of their male students as sexual predators." The New York Daily News reports the student, named only as... More »

Feds Rule in Transgender Locker Room Dispute

Illinois school district has 30 days to comply

(Newser) - A Chicago-area high school district that wouldn't let a transgender student use the girls locker room violated her civil rights and federal law, according to the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The department has told Township High School District 211 that it has 30 days to... More »

2 in 5 Colleges Just Ignoring Sexual Assaults

Senator's survey reveals major failings

(Newser) - There are huge failings in how colleges and universities across America are dealing with sexual assault, according to a survey commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill. She says the most shocking figure is that 41% of schools haven't investigated a single alleged sexual assault in the last five years as... More »

With 66% of US Gold, Women Romped in London

Great results from 40 years of gender-equality laws, say experts

(Newser) - With women accounting for nearly 66% of America's gold medals this Olympics—not to mention 56% of US medals overall—London 2012 represents something of a golden age in women's athletics, reports the Los Angeles Times . Their best previous showing was 43% of golds, back in 2000, a... More »

Louisiana School: We'll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls

It just totally didn't realize anything about its policy was wrong

(Newser) - A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy —students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy test, and those who refused or were, indeed, with child were kicked out—is changing said policy. Pregnant... More »

Bush's Yale Frat Suspended for Sex Harassment

'No means yes' chant gets fraternity 5-year ban

(Newser) - George W. Bush's Yale fraternity has been suspended for 5 years by the university for threatening and sexist behavior. Officials ruled that the Yale DKE chapter had violated undergraduate regulations concerning "harassment, coercion and intimidation" earlier this year when pledges were instructed to chant phrases such as: “... More »

Yale Branded 'Hostile Sex' Campus in Complaint

'No means yes' chants by men 'aren't funny,' says student

(Newser) - Federal officials are investigating a complaint charging Yale University with failing to address a "hostile sexual environment" on campus. The complaint claims that university officials ignore or cover up reports of sex assault, and tolerate open expressions of hostility toward women. "Yale, in its failure to respond to... More »

Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a Sport

School can't count it under Title IX

(Newser) - Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ruled today in ordering a Connecticut school to keep its women's volleyball team. Volleyball players sued Quinnipiac University after it announced in 2009 it would eliminate the team for budgetary reasons and... More »

Texas Pols Tussle Over Obama's Name in Textbooks

Schools to take hard right with curriculum changes

(Newser) - The slave trade was actually the "Atlantic triangular trade," and capitalism is always "free enterprise" under textbook changes to be voted on as early as today in Texas. The Board of Education, putting the final touches on the new guidelines yesterday, finally agreed to add the current... More »

Granato's Influence Goes Beyond Rink

Hockey Hall of Famer is a pioneer for all women's sports

(Newser) - When Cammi Granato became the first woman selected for the US Hockey Hall of Fame this week, it was a testament to her undisputed skills on the ice. But the honor also is about her larger role in women's sports, writes ESPN's Terry Frei. "As you look around the... More »

Title IX Turns to Science: Where Are the Women Physicists?

Gender-equality law looks beyond sports

(Newser) - Title IX, the federal mandate that requires gender equality in education funding, has been applied mostly to sports teams, but recently a new push has begun to apply it to university science departments. Decrying a dearth of women in physics and engineering programs, some women's groups and members of Congress... More »

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