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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
Suggs, Welch – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2003
Describes how a federal panel recommended some changes in rules for Title IX, the landmark gender-equity law, but "punted" on other issues. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Sex Fairness
Suggs, Welch – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Describes how, in the arena of women's sports and colleges, the 1972 law has created a legacy of increased opportunities and controversy. Offers statistics on the law's effects on women's participation. (EV)
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, Federal Legislation, Females
Suggs, Welch – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Explores how, in the tremendous expansion of women's sports under Title IX, a variety of factors have combined to make white athletes the primary beneficiaries. (EV)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Females, Higher Education
Suggs, Welch – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999
Throughout Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the number of female athletes rose 5% from 1996-1997 to 1997-1998. Spending on scholarships for women increased 14%; for men it was up 10%. However, women are still far less likely than men to participate in intercollegiate sports. Participation rates and trends at 306…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal), Educational Trends
Lederman, Douglas – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A Supreme Court ruling for a female high school student charging sex discrimination is seen by some as a positive step in Title IX compliance in college athletics, by others as encouraging litigation and emphasis on personal gain. It also gives protection to female staff and students outside athletics. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Monaghan, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
To comply with federal Title IX regulations concerning gender equity in college sports, colleges and universities are increasingly dropping men's athletic teams rather than support women's teams. By 1999, institutions must prove they have made progress toward compliance. The difficult decision to terminate teams is often also controversial; some…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Athletics, Compliance (Legal)
Haworth, Karla – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
A new Education Department statement on athletic scholarships, intended to clarify the term "substantially proportionate" in assessing scholarship allocation to women, has turned some colleges from institutions in compliance with Title IX's gender-equity provisions into ones that could be breaking the law. How many institutions are…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy, Federal Government
Naughton, Jim – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
The Supreme Court will not hear the Brown University (Rhode Island) appeal in "Brown vs. Cohen," letting stand rulings that the university had violated Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments by cutting financial support for women's volleyball and gymnastics teams. Advocates for women's athletics see the court's refusal to intervene as…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Equal Education
Suggs, Welch – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999
Eighteen months after a women's advocacy group leveled sex-discrimination charges against 25 prominent college athletics departments, the Department of Education has cleared eight of the institutions, and 10 others have agreed to give more scholarship money to women athletes. However, some are unhappy about the investigation process, claiming…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Athletics, Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal)
Naughton, Jim – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
The high percentage of female undergraduate students at predominantly black colleges and universities makes it difficult for many Division I institutions to meet the male/female proportionality standards for athletics programs. Concentration of African-American athletes in just a few sports is also a factor. Some institutions are dropping sports…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Enrollment Rate
Haworth, Karla – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
Higher education associations representing hundreds of colleges and universities have filed briefs asking the Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling that Brown University (Rhode Island) discriminated against female athletes in cutting support for their gymnastics and volleyball teams, in violation of federal Title IX regulation. The…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law
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