Title IX

Education Department releases final Title IX regulations

Colleges and universities that receive federal funding must be in compliance with new rules by Aug. 14. The regulations rebalance "scales of justice," Education Department says.

UT Austin will fire professors guilty of sexual misconduct

University of Texas at Austin accepts recommendation to fire faculty members and staff found guilty of sexual misconduct and, in some cases, make their names public.

Appeals court holds university liable for ineffective Title IX policies

A federal appeals court's decision in California puts pressure on institutions to ensure Title IX policies and procedures effectively prevent sexual misconduct.

Federal court decision favors limited application of Title IX

Federal appeals court ruling sets narrow standard for what institutions are expected to do when students commit sexual misconduct.

Professor says she was fired for refusing to disclose a victim's name

Professor says Goodwin College fired her for refusing to reveal the identity of a student who confided that another professor wanted sex in exchange for better grades. What kind of confidentiality does Title IX allow for?

Jury sides with former Boston College student accused of sexual assault

A former college student has won more than $100,000 in the first jury trial since the Obama administration rewrote rules on how college officials should adjudicate campus sexual violence.

Education Department fines Michigan State $4.5 million for not reporting Nassar crimes

Education Department fines Michigan State $4.5 million for failing to report sexual violence, including abuse of hundreds of women by former team doctor. The penalties signal toughened enforcement of federal disclosure laws.

Ruling in UMass Amherst Title IX lawsuit may lead to Supreme Court case, experts say

A split in two federal appeals courts opinions could set up a court challenge at the highest level and give clarity on due process in campus sexual violence cases.

Title IX emerges as top obstacle to higher ed law deal

Resolving differences over sexual assault procedures, including requirements for live hearings, emerges as one of the biggest challenges for negotiating a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Parents of slain University of Utah student sue under Title IX

A lawsuit from the parents of a murdered University of Utah student alleges that the institution's police force was biased by not taking action after their daughter reported continual stalking and abuse by her ex-boyfriend.

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