Latest Title IX compliance News

Former Alaska professor wants accusers to use real names

Aug. 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor accused of decades of sexual misconduct is contesting the use of pseudonyms by multiple women who are suing him — a move the plaintiffs say amounts to intimidation. In recent motions, defendant David Yesner has...

Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student

Aug. 9, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm, the latest in a string of decisions nationwide that favor transgender students who faced similar policies. The order issued by U.S. District Judge...

University of Idaho hires first female athletic director

Aug. 8, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho has hired its first female athletic director. Terry Gawlik will take over Sept. 1 as the first woman to hold the job, the Idaho Statesman reported Thursday. The Idaho State Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve Gawlik's five-year contract for $200,000 a...

Civil rights probe opened into transgender athlete policy

Aug. 8, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The federal Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into Connecticut's policy that allows transgender high school athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify. The investigation was announced in a letter Wednesday from the arm of the U.S. Department of...

Former Wisconsin football player petitions for readmission

Aug. 7, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Badgers football player Quintez Cephus has filed a petition to be readmitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison after he was found not guilty of sexually assaulting two female students. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Wednesday that Cephus directed his...

Cape League Baseball League bucks gender trends

Aug. 1, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Judy Walden Scarafile got her start as a scorekeeper and baseball writer for her high school newspaper. When she got to college at the University of Connecticut, she brought her portfolio — "a glorified scrapbook in those days," she says — to the sports editor and asked...

Former UT-Arlington golf coach cited for sexual harassment

Jul. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Former University of Texas at Arlington golf coach Stuart Deane was found responsible for sexual harassment through inappropriate comments to some of his female athletes, according to a Title IX investigation. Deane resigned as the university's golf director before the investigation...

Title IX investigation of Missouri swim coach ended

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh is no longer working for the university and a Title IX case against him has been closed. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Rhodenbaugh's attorney and university officials disagree about the results of a nine-month investigation into...

Pennsylvania orders stronger sex assault campus reporting

Jul. 8, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's colleges and universities have a year to develop online, anonymous reporting systems to receive complaints about sexual assault from students and employees. Gov. Tom Wolf, appearing with the law's backers in the It's On Us campaign, said Monday that the law he signed...

Michigan State clears ex-basketball players in rape case

Jun. 29, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three former Michigan State University men's basketball players have been cleared of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that they sexually assaulted a female student in 2015, according to the school. A report from a school-launched Title IX investigation did not find...