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Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in December in a case that could make it more difficult for plaintiffs to win sexual-discrimination or sexual-harassment lawsuits against colleges and other educational institutions. The justices will decide whether to uphold a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Higher Education
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Increasingly women in nearly all sports are either leaving intercollegiate coaching or never entering in the first place. While most concern over women's sports has focused on the opportunities that federal equity laws have offered to female players--whose numbers have grown steadily--the ranks of female coaches have quietly dwindled. Last year…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Employed Women, Womens Athletics, College Athletics
Lipka, Sara; Wolverton, Brad – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The government agency responsible for enforcing gender equity in college sports is falling down on the job, according to a report released by the National Women's Law Center. Over the past five years, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights -- the administrative guardian of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law that…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Womens Athletics, College Athletics, Public Agencies
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Gender-equity advocates gathered at a conference in Cleveland last month to discuss looming challenges in women's sports. Next month the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is scheduled to hold a hearing on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The meeting will focus on the most controversial means of compliance with the law. Institutions can…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Athletics, Civil Rights, College Athletics