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Hardwired for Combat? First Female Army Ranger Graduates Prove Grit Beats Gender in Military Training

Lise Eliot | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Lise Eliot

Grit does need to be cultivated, however, and the best way to do this is through challenge and practice. No one is born capable of leading a combat patrol or marching a dozen miles with a 75-pound backpack, no matter how much testosterone is circulating in their veins.

How NYC's Commissioner On Domestic Violence Wants Colleges To Address Rape

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.31.2015 | College

As part of HuffPost Live's weeklong dive into campus sexual assault, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, New York City's commissione...

A Woman's Place is on the Football Field:
How NWFL Quarterback Barbara O'Brien Defied the Odds in a Pre-Title IX World

Purpose2Play | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports
Purpose2Play

When you think of female sports pioneers, you probably think of Wilma Rudolph, Nancy Lieberman or Billie Jean King -- women of the pre-Title IX age who made the road a little easier for the athletes who followed. It's about time you added the name "Barbara O'Brien" to that list.

University Of Kansas Under More Scrutiny On Sexual Assault Cases

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.13.2015 | College

The University of Kansas is under more federal scrutiny than previously realized, with two simultaneous investigations underway into how one woman's ...

The Secret Your Son Isn't Telling You About Campus Sexual Assault

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Amy Siskind

The old paradigm of having a talk with our daughters -- which of course we should continue to do -- is not a solution to this epidemic. Not to overstate the obvious; but college women aren't doing the raping!

UC Berkeley Women's Field Hockey Team Still Doesn't Have A Field

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

The women's field hockey team at the University of California, Berkeley still does not have a field of its own to play on, close to two years after a...

DOJ Launches Website To Advise Colleges On Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.06.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women unveiled a new website Wednesday aiming to help guide colleges on how to address sexu...

Education Department Opens Investigation Of Grinnell College, But Not Because It Asked For It

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2015 | College

Grinnell College came under federal investigation on July 22 for its handling of sexual assault cases at the private, liberal arts campus in Iowa. Ho...

Why I Didn't Report Being Raped in College

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

I never reported my rape to the police -- even though, even now, I could. North Carolina, the state where I live, where he raped me, has no statute of limitations for felonies. No statute of limitations. What he did will always be a crime. In my eyes, and in the eyes of the law. Right? Sort of. That's the problem.

124 Colleges, 40 School Districts Under Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.24.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating 124 colleges and universities and 40 elementary and secondary schools&nbs...

Students Accused Of Sexual Assault Say Schools Don't Interview Their Witnesses

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.23.2015 | College

Students accused of sexual assault are complaining about the failure of universities nationwide to interview their witnesses, echoing similar complai...

Playpens, Curfews and Trust: Our Responsibility to Children

Kevin Walsh | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Kevin Walsh

One of the longer hours you can put a teacher through isn't monitoring lunch or that final 60 minutes before spring conferences are over -- it's at an in-service, the mandatory training that the state, city, superintendent or your principal inflicts upon educators.

USF Student Who Deleted Emails About His Sexual Assault Charge Latest To Lose In Title IX Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.14.2015 | College

A federal judge recently dismissed the lawsuit of a University of South Florida student who accused the school of gender discrimination after he was ...

World Cup Women Still Competing, Against Inequity

Kim Turner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports
Kim Turner

The U.S. women dominated the 5-2 game against Japan. But these same heroes we're applauding are still competing -- against inequity on and off the field regarding conditions of play, pay and more.

Two Kansas Universities Are in Legal Dispute Over Supervising Student Speech Off Campus

Student Press Law Center | Posted 07.04.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

Kansas State University and the University of Kansas are butting heads over how heavily universities can and should supervise student speech off campus under the guidelines set by Title IX to govern sexual harassment.

Sign Up to Stand Up for Global Academic Freedom

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Perhaps the greatest threat to academic freedom may be the Department of Education, which has promoted a definition of harassment so broad that cases like Laura Kipnis's are all but inevitable.

The Importance of Girls Sports and Women's Parity in FIFA

Jennifer Matt | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports
Jennifer Matt

When there is parity in the leadership, we can be part of managing a more just global sport, which will be good for girls playing soccer, good for corporate sponsors and TV networks who count on us as consumers, and good for FIFA.

Feds Investigate Allege Gender Discrimination Claims University Of Iowa

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 06.04.2015 | College

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A federal office will investigate the University of Iowa's handling of gender bias complaints against athletic director Gary B...

Academic Freedom Under Siege

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Geoffrey R. Stone

Six weeks ago, Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro wrote a fine op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he offered a ringing endorsement of academic freedom. It is therefore both surprising and disappointing that Northwestern University recently found itself embroiled in two embarrassing violations of the core principles of academic freedom.

Tyler Kingkade

How An Essay On 'Sexual Paranoia' Caused A Frenzy At Northwestern University

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.01.2015 | College

Northwestern University film professor Laura Kipnis was cleared in a Title IX investigation by the university on Friday, following graduate student co...

But I Was Lucky: It Wasn't Rape

Yenli Wong | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Yenli Wong

Rape does not occur in a vacuum -- there are many types of sexual violence and colleges need to take all of them seriously.

Celebrate Mother's Day By Recognizing Critical Role of Sports Moms

Brooke de Lench | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

I continue to believe that it will only be when gender parity is achieved in positions of power in youth sports that its full potential will be realized for all our children.

Tyler Kingkade

Education Department Reminds Schools They Can't Ignore LGBT Harassment

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Education released guidance on Friday to remind schools that they must respond to reports of harassment based on gender identit...

Colleges Need to Stand Up For Their Students to Help End Sexual Assault

Alyssa Peterson | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
Alyssa Peterson

We believe that a strong, civil rights based campus system is integral to ending this violence once and for all.

Tyler Kingkade

Notre Dame, Stung By 'The Hunting Ground,' Is Under U.S. Investigation For Sexual Harassment Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.17.2015 | College

The University of Notre Dame, which the documentary "The Hunting Ground" prominently accuses of botching rape cases, is the subject of a U.S. Departme...