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University of Tennessee Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

University of Tennessee Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The suit, filed in federal district court, charges that the university’s strength and conditioning program for athletes “has created a testosterone wall effectively prohibiting women from earning equal pay.”

Seven Women Track Athletes at Mt. San Antonio College File a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Seven Women Track Athletes at Mt. San Antonio College File a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that the women were subjected to inappropriate touching and text messages and were subjected to unlawful retaliation after they complained of the inappropriate behavior.

Science Faculty Show a Bias Favoring Male Students

Science Faculty Show a Bias Favoring Male Students

Science faculty were given identical job application materials except some had male names and some had female names. The ones with male names tended to be rated higher.

Cornell Cleared of Sexual Discrimination Charges

Cornell Cleared of Sexual Discrimination Charges

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed all charges leveled against Cornell University by a former employee who claimed she had been dismissed due to her gender.

ACLU Takes Aim at Single-Sex Educational Programs

ACLU Takes Aim at Single-Sex Educational Programs

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a preliminary report which shows that single-sex schools across the country are operating on theories that are unfounded in science and rooted in gender stereotypes.

Chapman University Agrees to Settle Sexual Discrimination Complaint

Chapman University Agrees to Settle Sexual Discrimination Complaint

Lynn Hamrick, now a film producer based in Taos, New Mexico, claims she was denied tenure and a promotion to associate professor because she is a woman.

Study Finds Women and Minority Doctoral Candidates May Face Faculty Discrimination

Study Finds Women and Minority Doctoral Candidates May Face Faculty Discrimination

Prospective doctoral students with Caucasian sounding male names were 26 percent more likely to be granted an interview than candidates with names that indicated they were minorities or women.

Penn Study Finds Gender Pay Gap at Wall Street Firms

Penn Study Finds Gender Pay Gap at Wall Street Firms

A study by Janice Madden of the University of Pennsylvania found that women stockbrokers earned, on average, 20 percent less than their male counterparts.

ACLU Seeks to End Single-Sex Educational Programs in Public Schools

ACLU Seeks to End Single-Sex Educational Programs in Public Schools

The ACLU states that if single-sex educational programs are not curtailed it will consider filing litigation to force states and local school districts to end these programs.

Butler University Resolves Title IX Compliance Review

Butler University Resolves Title IX Compliance Review

Women made up nearly 60 percent of the undergraduate students at Butler University in Indianapolis. But women were only 36.5 percent of the university’s student athletes.

Appeals Court Reinstates a Gender Bias Case Filed Against the University of Oregon

Appeals Court Reinstates a Gender Bias Case Filed Against the University of Oregon

A former doctoral students alleges that her dissertation adviser retaliated against her after she complained about gender discrimination against women doctoral students.

Three Women Win Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Alabama State University

Three Women Win Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Alabama State University

The women alleged that they were subjected to inappropriate comments about their bodies and clothes, were brushed up against in a narrow filing room, and were subjected to unwanted romantic advances.

Woman Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against the University of Bridgeport

Woman Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against the University of Bridgeport

The suit alleges that the university responded to her claims of sexual harassment with “deliberate indifference.”

Office of Human Rights OKs Single-Sex Dorms at Catholic University of America

Office of Human Rights OKs Single-Sex Dorms at Catholic University of America

A faculty member filed a complaint claiming the policy was discriminatory.

New Web Site Ranks Graduate Philosophy Programs on Gender Equality

New Web Site Ranks Graduate Philosophy Programs on Gender Equality

Site singles out Princeton, Rutgers, and NYU. But critics charge the rankings are flawed because current women graduate students at these universities were not consulted.

Jury Awards Woman $730,000 in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Texas Southern University

Jury Awards Woman $730,000 in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Texas Southern University

Surina Dixon was fired in 2008 as head women’s basketball coach without ever coaching a game.

Recent Developments in Gender Discrimination Lawsuits Against Universities

Recent Developments in Gender Discrimination Lawsuits Against Universities

A suit was filed against Old Dominion University and Boise State settled another case.

Iranian President Quashes Effort to Segregate Universities by Gender

Iranian President Quashes Effort to Segregate Universities by Gender

Religious officials claimed that coeducation produces “moral corruption” and unneeded distractions but the president disagreed.

Two Women Win Damages in Sexual Discrimination Cases Against Higher Educational Institutions in Massachusetts

Two Women Win Damages in Sexual Discrimination Cases Against Higher Educational Institutions in Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute were ordered to pay damages.

Two Women File Suit Against Slippery Rock University

Two Women File Suit Against Slippery Rock University

They claim they were victims of retaliation for speaking out against a male superior.

New UNESCO Initiative Seeks to Increase Educational Opportunities for Women

New UNESCO Initiative Seeks to Increase Educational Opportunities for Women

A major new initiative to boost women’s education worldwide was launched at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education will aim to increase educational opportunities for women across the globe, but particularly in areas where the majority of women do not receive adequate education.

Western Washington University Settles a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Western Washington University Settles a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Woman claimed she was fired for complaining about sexist and racist comments in the workplace.

Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against the University of Louisville

Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against the University of Louisville

Three women, including Melanie Peterson, an associate professor, have filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University of Louisville and its dental school.

Two Women Win Lawsuit Against Virginia Tech

Two Women Win Lawsuit Against Virginia Tech

A federal jury in Roanoke has decided that Virginia Tech discriminated against two women who worked in the university’s development office.

Yale Takes Steps to Strengthen Sexual Misconduct Grievance Procedures

Yale Takes Steps to Strengthen Sexual Misconduct Grievance Procedures

In response to news that that the U.S. Department of Education had launched an investigation into sexual harassment grievance procedures at Yale University, provost Peter Salovey announced the formation of a new University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct.

Arkansas Baptist Settles Discrimination-Based Suit

Arkansas Baptist Settles Discrimination-Based Suit

Arkansas Baptist College, a historically black educational institution in Little Rock, has agreed to a $20,000 settlement of a retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.