Discrimination

More Pressure to Protect Men's Teams

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An organization challenging the way the Education Department enforces Title IX has told James Madison University to either stand with them or face a lawsuit. The threat is the latest fallout from James Madison's September decision to cut 10 teams -- a move that has renewed criticism from advocates for men's athletics that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is being used to hurt their teams.

One Contested Sink

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Minneapolis community college's plan to install a foot-washing basin for Muslim students is questioned.

Why Did He Have to Be a ...?

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No student group wants to be identified with a campus killer. Koreans hope ethnicity doesn't become an issue at Virginia Tech and elsewhere.

'Dirty Little Secrets' in Women's Sports

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Last month's resignation of Louisiana State University's women's basketball coach amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with her players has once again raised an issue that has long dogged women's sports: the perceived prevalence of lesbian coaches. Some advocates for women's athletics fear that the incident involving Pokey Chatman will have negative ramifications for female coaches and encourage the use of "negative recruiting" aimed at some coaches and programs.

When Policies Don't Mesh

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Spring Arbor University, an evangelical Christian institution that recently made headlines for firing a transgender associate dean, withdrew Wednesday from a plan to offer courses at Lansing Community College’s new University Center because Spring Arbor could not sign on to the college’s non-discrimination policy.

Suggestions on Mental Health

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Advocacy group offers best practices for campuses dealing with troubled students.

Mixed Messages on Affirmative Action

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Supreme Court decision cites ruling that permitted use of race, but emphasis suggests colleges can expect more scrutiny.

Big Payday for Title IX Advocate

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Jury finds Cal State Fresno retaliated against a former coach for defense of gender equity law -- and awards her $5.85 million.

Faith and Fairness

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After legal victory in religious discrimination case, former Broward Community College instructor has more to prove.

Defining Free Expression

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As Tufts president vows to offer First Amendment protections like those at public institutions, some say ruling in student magazine case shows a contradiction.

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