07/25/2011 07:37 am ET Updated Sep 24, 2011

Is Peace College Violating Title IX?

But part of Peace College's announcement was quite different from the pattern: the college announced that once it admits men, some courses will remain single sex. The official announcement said that "the new coeducational institution will continue to be student-centered. One way is ... to offer select single-gender courses in targeted disciplines where research shows that women and men learn differently and that each benefit from a single-gender classroom. As a coeducational institution, all classes will be accessible to all students."

Several legal experts on gender discrimination in higher education said that there are significant legal questions about the idea.

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