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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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Tyler Kingkade

Judge Dismisses Vassar College Lawsuit Filed By Student Expelled For Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2015 | College

A federal judge has dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit against Vassar College filed by a male student who was expelled for sexual assault. U...

Changing The Culture of Rape

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Joan E. Dowlin

Yes, we have it much better off here as women than many other countries but we can't turn a blind eye to our own shortcomings. Rape has no place in our 21st century America. For as long as this scourge is not addressed, women will not have true freedom or equality.

Tyler Kingkade

106 Colleges Are Under Federal Investigation For Sexual Assault Cases | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.06.2015 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is now investigating 106 colleges and universities due to concerns about whether the school...

What's a President to Do?: Trampling Title IX and Other Scary Ideas

Lauren Leydon-Hardy | Posted 06.05.2015 | College
Lauren Leydon-Hardy

In the wake of Kipnis' op-ed most folks, Schapiro included, have leapt to defend the overarching values of free speech. But, when Northwestern students marched in protest of Kipnis' op-ed (an act itself in the spirit of freedom of expression) Kipnis took to social media.

The Hunting Ground: Stop Victim Blaming and End Campus Rape

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

I believe the two most basic religious questions are: "What can I trust?" and "Am I alone?" The immoral failure of schools of higher learning to be a place students can trust is, in the broadest sense, a betrayal of this religious value.

Gender Equality in College Coaching: Where We Continue to Drop the Ball

Hudson Taylor | Posted 05.23.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

While women's professional sports leagues are growing their business and are still relatively young, the American obsession with sports is still largely focused on men.

ReThink Review: The Hunting Ground -- Sexual Assault and the Colleges That Won't Stop It

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you still think rape culture is some sort of exaggerated feminist faux-conspiracy, The Hunting Ground will dissuade you of that belief.

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Target The Hunting Ground

Alex Simon | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering now shift the focus to sexual assault on the American college campus with their new film, The Hunting Ground, a Radius TWC release that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theatrical release February 27.

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.

Tyler Kingkade

UC Berkeley Built A Parking Garage Right Where Its Students Play Field Hockey | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.26.2015 | College

Athletes on the women's field hockey team at the University of California, Berkeley, are considering a lawsuit against the school for taking away thei...

Thousands Of Girls Miss The Chance To Play Sports In NYC

ASSOCIATED PRESS | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City must offer more sports opportunities for high school girls in order to comply with federal Title IX provisions, federal...

Let's Make Universities Accessible to Nursing Mothers

Robin Hoecker | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Robin Hoecker

There will always be a need for lactation rooms on campus. Universities are institutions that serve graduate students, most of whom are in their child-bearing years. This need will only increase as more women pursue advanced degrees.

Leveling the Playing Field, Without Fear

Kim Turner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Kim Turner

This National Girls and Women in Sports day, let's redouble our commitment to spreading the word about Title IX, including its anti-retaliation protections, address inequities with action, and ensure that female athletes have the chance to participate and excel in athletics.

I'm Privileged and I'm Proud: America's War Against the Advantaged

Neel Swamy | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Neel Swamy

Yes, unpacking the war against privilege in our country is almost as dangerous and convoluted as unpacking privilege itself. For one reason or another, our nation as a whole is wired to socially excommunicate and extradite those who are born into superior circumstances.