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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...

University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

Sep. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The payment is...

Alleged sex assault on school band trip prompts legal split

Aug. 31, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The full panel of 15 appellate judges in Richmond has narrowly upheld a former northern Virginia high school student's appeal to have her lawsuit against the school system reinstated after an alleged sexual assault on a band trip. The narrow 9-6...

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

Aug. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and...

Appeals panel revives North Dakota women's hockey lawsuit

Aug. 10, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An effort by 11 former University of North Dakota women's hockey players to bring back the program that was dropped in 2017 got new life on Tuesday when the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived the players' lawsuit. The original complaint alleged...

New rules govern misconduct claims at Louisiana's colleges

Aug. 10, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board Tuesday enacted the rules governing how college campuses must respond to and report sexual misconduct and harassment complaints, with training for school administrators scheduled for next week. The...