Latest Title IX compliance News

Survey: Quarter of women at UW-Madison sexually assaulted

Oct. 15, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter of University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate women who responded to a survey said they have been sexually assaulted since they entered college, the school said Tuesday. UW-Madison participated in the Association of American Universities survey this spring along...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

Review of hoops program recommends adviser for Memphis coach

Oct. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report following an independent review of the Memphis women's basketball program recommends the school hire an executive coach as a mentor and adviser to coach Melissa McFerrin this season after finding a "negative culture and atmosphere." Memphis released the report Thursday after...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination

Oct. 9, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where Calhoun now works. Jaclyn Piscitelli filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court against...

UMaine unsatisfied with probe of game cut short by fireworks

Oct. 5, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game. Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative...

Reports of rape nearly double at 2 Oklahoma universities

Oct. 4, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Crime statistics show that reports of sexual assault nearly doubled at Oklahoma's two largest public universities from 2016 to 2018, which advocates suggest could be partly due to Title IX reforms enacted during Barack Obama's presidency. The statistics were released this week in...

Ex-University of Delaware athlete found guilty of rape

Sep. 27, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — An ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of a string of sexual assaults was convicted Friday in the first case brought to jurors, who found that he raped a woman he met online but declined to apply the harshest charge. After a 10-day trial, the jury deliberated for about...

3 Niagara swimmers allege sexual harassment in lawsuit

Sep. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three members of Niagara University's women's swim and diving teams allege they were sexually harassed and bullied by members of the men's swim team in a lawsuit filed against the school. They also allege men's and women's team coach Ben Nigro made sexual remarks, ridiculed them for...

Lawsuit: Kentucky violates Title IX with sports offerings

Sep. 25, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two University of Kentucky students have filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging the school violates Title IX by not offering women more varsity sports. The suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court by senior Elizabeth Niblock and junior Meredith Newman says Kentucky needs to...

School spirit: US colleges pave the road to success in track

Sep. 24, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play "The Star-Spangled Banner" if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. Maybe their school's fight song would be better. When it comes to producing champions at the highest level of track and other...