Latest Title IX compliance News

Judge advances ex-Arkansas student’s dorm room rape lawsuit

Nov. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge ruled a former University of Arkansas student can move ahead with a lawsuit alleging school officials acted with "deliberate indifference" after she reported being sexually assaulted by another student in her dorm room. U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III’s...

Alaska ski coach suspended amid domestic violence claims

Nov. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska high school skiing head coach was suspended Friday after school officials discovered allegations were made against him in a domestic violence protective order petition, school district officials said. The ex-girlfriend of West Valley High School coach Nicholas Crawford...

School board may use eminent domain to get sports fields

Nov. 5, 2019 6:21 AM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county school board is set to vote on whether to use eminent domain to acquire nearby property to house its softball field and tennis court. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reports the Cobb County School Board will vote Nov. 14. District spokeswoman Nan Kiel said the 15-acre...

University of Idaho pays $200,000 to settle Title IX lawsuit

Oct. 28, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Administration says the state paid more than $200,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former University of Idaho College of Law student against the school. The settlement between the University of Idaho and the woman was approved by a federal judge last week....

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...