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High School Student Brings Multi-Million Dollar Title IX Claim

A 15-year-old female student is suing Metro Nashville Public Schools for $3 million, claiming that the school violated her civil rights under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The case stems from an alleged incident that took place in a classroom. One student secretly videoed another student engaging in unwanted sexual activity …

Title IX Discrimination Claims Brought by College Employees

The University of Iowa recently agreed to a landmark settlement in a Title IX sex discrimination case brought by two former employees—Jane Meyer, who worked as an athletic administrator for 13 years, and her partner, Tracey Griesbaum, who worked as the coach for the women’s field hockey team for 14 years. The women had two …

Can Big-Time College Sports Ever Change the Sexual Assault Culture with so Much Money on the Line?

The U.S. yet again heard about the confluence of high-profile college athletics and sexual assault when warrants were issued for three football players for Michigan State University (MSU) on June 6, 2017. News of NCAA players being accused or convicted of sexual assaults is no longer shocking to many Americans—we see these reports on a …

Michigan State University Expedited Title IX Review in Light of Sexual Assault Scandal

The president of Michigan State University recently announced that the school will undergo an outside review of its Title IX policies and procedures this fall instead of waiting until 2018 as originally planned. The announcement comes after the school has received attention for how it handled (or ignored) student complaints of sexual assault by MSU …