Title IX News

Female Football Star in Utah Files Lawsuit for Schools to Offer Girls’ Teams

Sam Gordon’s staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn’t make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their …

Ex-Student, University of Arkansas, Settle Rape Lawsuit

The University of Arkansas and a former student reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging school officials acted with “deliberate indifference” after she reported being sexually assaulted by another student on campus. The student will receive $100,000 in the …

Title IX Cases Against Columbia and Vassar Are Dismissed

Two separate federal judges in Manhattan have shown that it’s difficult to prove that a college’s procedures for handling sexual assault allegations violate Title IX. In the past month, both Columbia University and Vassar College have won cases challenging their …

Education Dept.: Harvard Law School’s Response to Sex Assaults Violated Title IX

Harvard Law School was found in violation of Title IX, the law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, for its failure to respond adequately to sexual assault reports, the Education Department said. The law school agreed to amend its policies …

Insurer Seeks Pass on Liability in Missing Nebraska Student Lawsuit

Nebraska’s insurance company is asking a judge to declare that it has no duty to pay any award made against the Nebraska State Colleges Board of Trustees in a lawsuit over the 2010 disappearance of a Peru State College student …

University of Connecticut Pays $1.3M to Settle Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

The University of Connecticut said it will pay a group of students almost $1.3 million to settle a sex discrimination suit filed last year that led to a hearing in the state legislature. The five current and former female students …