Latest Title IX compliance News

Federal judge to decide if transgender athlete case is moot

Dec. 08, 2021 13:48 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman says her lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on transgender athletes should continue moving through the court system because she is enrolled as a student at Boise State University and plans to play soccer on the school’s club team next spring. ...

Liberty responds to ex-spokesman's suit, seeks gag order

Nov. 11, 2021 12:45 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is responding to a former spokesman’s lawsuit alleging he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the handling of sexual misconduct accusations. The evangelical Virginia school filed its responses to Scott Lamb’s...

Groups sue Tennessee over law against trans school athletes

Nov. 04, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two civil rights groups filed a federal court challenge Thursday against a Tennessee law that bars transgender athletes from playing public high school or middle school sports aligned with their gender identity. The American Civil Liberties Union...

Panel OKs payment in Univ. of Iowa women's swimming suit

Nov. 01, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel responsible for resolving lawsuits against the state of Iowa agreed Monday to pay nearly $400,000 in attorney and expert witness fees as part of a settlement in a lawsuit in which University of Iowa officials reversed a decision to eliminate women’s...

Court upholds settlement in women’s sports case at Brown

Oct. 27, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a settlement between Brown University and student-athletes who had challenged the Ivy League school’s decision to drop several women’s varsity sports. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided...

Michigan State football player sues over ongoing suspension

Oct. 10, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University football player has filed a lawsuit alleging the school was wrong to suspend him from the team indefinitely while investigating sexual assault allegations against him from January. The federal lawsuit filed Friday...

Montana law school to launch independent review of school

Oct. 05, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana law school is launching an independent review following a walkout and rally at the law school over alleged mistreatment of sexual harassment and assault victims. About 100 university students and community members...

Notre Dame swim coach resigns 1 week after lawsuit dismissed

Oct. 05, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's head swimming coach has resigned one week after a federal judge dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit that had accused him of degrading and demoting a female assistant because of her pregnancy. The university announced Monday...

Iowa becomes first Power 5 school to add women's wrestling

Sep. 23, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa announced Thursday it will become the first Power Five school to add a women’s wrestling program and it will begin competition in the 2023-24 season. “Being the first is huge,” Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands said. “Being the...

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

Sep. 22, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s...