WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education should encourage colleges and universities to use what has in the past been a controversial method to determine whether their athletics programs are in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal panel urged in a report released Thursday.
Being called “black bitches” wasn’t quite the response two Cornell University graduate students thought they’d get from a professor after arriving at a conference on black intellectuals that he’d invited them to attend.
“I’m a Christian that happens to be a coach,” Robin Pingeton -- who was hired away from Illinois State University -- said as her husband and three-year-old son looked on. “My values are very important to me.”
WASHINGTON -- Undoing another legacy of its predecessor, the Obama administration today plans to withdraw a 2005 clarification of a federal anti-discrimination law that critics saw as weakening enforcement of gender equity in college athletics.
An academic who was accused of sexual harassment after showing a female colleague a research paper on oral sex among fruit bats has been ordered to undergo a two-year “monitoring and counseling” program despite being cleared by his university.
The treatment of Dylan Evans, a lecturer in behavioral science at University College Cork, has prompted more than 2,000 supporters, among them internationally renowned scholars, to sign a petition calling on the university to change its policy on harassment.