Category Archives: Title IX

WLP Statement on Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Announcement

The Department of Education will “replace the current approach” to addressing sexual misconduct at schools that receive federal funding, according to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In remarks given this afternoon, DeVos repeatedly stated that “the current system” does not work. … Continue reading

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‘The Lost Haven of Sharon Taylor’ and Title IX

Female American Olympians brought 80 medals home from Rio this summer, an epic win that served to underscore the success of Title IX, the 1972 federal law that formally banned sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding. Even … Continue reading

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WLP at the PA Governor’s Residence to Discuss Campus Rape Crisis

The documentary The Hunting Ground explores the crisis of sexual assault on campus while profiling the transformation of students as they evolve from victims to survivors to empowered activists. The film is also a chilling indictment of the widespread failure of … Continue reading

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Today is the 43rd anniversary of Title IX!

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” – Title IX … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Debut of ‘The Hunting Ground’ & Discussion with Filmmaker

“Triumphant… a stirring call to action” – Indiewire The Hunting Ground is a moving new documentary from the Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind The Invisible War. Their new film explores the problem of sexual assault on college campuses, and the broad failure … Continue reading

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WLP Case Highlight: Schanne v. Addis

by Tara Murtha, WLP Staff If a person discloses to a teacher that another teacher started a romantic relationship with her years earlier while she was his student, and that disclosure leads to a termination hearing at the school — … Continue reading

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WLP Attorneys: Penn Professors Are Wrong

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy, Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson and Staff Attorney Amal Bass, lawyers with extensive experience working with Title IX, the civil law that prohibits discrimination in educational institutions … Continue reading

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