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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Gonzaga investigating report of sexual assault in campus residence hall

An email sent to Gonzaga students and employees said an alleged sexual assault occurred on the night of Jan. 19 or in the early hours of Jan. 20. The incident …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is …


DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, …


NY Times: Govt memo details effort to establish binary gender definition

The Department of Health and Human Services is discussing using Title IX – the federal law that bans gender discrimination in government-assisted educational services – for the establishment of a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Athlete sues University of Idaho over mistakes in her sexual assault case

Former diver Mairin Jameson sued the University of Idaho in federal court this week, seeking monetary damages for the university’s mistakes in


Betsy DeVos is proposing changes to Title IX. What will this mean for Washington schools?

After seeing a draft of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s proposed changes to handling sexual misconduct cases, some sexual-assault survivors and their advocates see the recommended practices as potentially traumatic …


Student sues University of Idaho over response to sexual assault

A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges the University of Idaho failed to accommodate and protect a victim of sexual assault.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

DeVos planning to scrap Obama rules on campus sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday declared that “the era or `rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of …


Steve Christilaw: Title IX opened new sports horizons for girls, women

A world of achievement by women in sports can be traced back to that piece of legislation (Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972), which reads, in part, …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

WSU under fourth investigation for its handling of sexual assault claims

Federal officials are investigating how Washington State University handled a female student’s allegations of sexual assault and harassment to determine whether the school violated the federal gender-equity law known as …


Empowered by Title IX, inspired by Wilma Rudolph

Female athletes refused to recognize limits placed on them and instead pushed the only boundaries that really matter: the boundaries of their own ability.


North Idaho College settles lawsuit over student’s charge of gang rape, lack of protection

North Idaho College has settled a lawsuit filed by a young woman who charged that she was gang-raped as a 17-year-old freshman at an off-campus party in 2013, and that …


Idaho single-sex classrooms violated federal law

Officials with the U.S. Department of Education say an Idaho school district violated federal law when it segregated elementary students into single-sex classrooms.


Lawsuit charges North Idaho College failed to protect young student after 2013 gang rape

North Idaho College is being sued in federal court by a woman who says she was gang-raped as a 17-year-old freshman there in 2013, and despite reporting it promptly to …


Digest: Mavs have deal with Dirk Nowitzki, will add Seth Curry

The Mavericks have agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract with Dirk Nowitzki and a two-year, $6 million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry.


“Jokes” in SCC criminal justice class are corrosive

The “jokes” contained in a PowerPoint slide used in a criminal justice class at Spokane Community College aren’t funny. The attitudes built into these jokes – women are frivolous spenders …


PowerPoint slides corroborate allegations of sexism in SCC program

PowerPoint slides from a Spokane Community College criminal justice instructor under investigation for discrimination corroborate details of the Title IX complaint.


Peyton Manning mentioned in lawsuit filed against Tennessee

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is mentioned in the lawsuit a group of women filed against the University of Tennessee last week in which they said the school violated Title …


Shawn Vestal: College stats on rape are unbelievable

Wow. So the Wazzu sorority whizzers have been caught on film, denounced and decried, and they’ve come forth with an abject apology. Case closed. If only all questions of justice …


55 schools facing Title IX investigation

SPOKANE — Washington State University is one of 55 colleges that the Education Department has identified as currently facing a Title IX investigation over the handling of sexual abuse complaints.


Shawn Vestal: Title IX helped keep St. George’s girls on track

In the spring of 1971, a handful of junior high and high school students at St. George’s prep school started competing on the school’s first girls track team. Coached by …


Female athletes have Blair to thank

Her eyes focus on the sixth-grade girl sprinting around the track, chasing a personal record. She watches with the pride and enthusiasm of a mother, except this is not her …


Title IX has transformed the way colleges handle assault claims

For months after Kristina Ponischil was raped at a party in her off-campus apartment, her life at Western Washington University was hell. Police wouldn’t act, as often happens in college …


Idaho schools accused of Title IX violations

The federal government has received complaints that 78 of the 115 Idaho school districts are violating laws meant to create equal opportunities for female athletes.


Feds to look into Title IX practices at 125 Wash. school districts

OLYMPIA – Federal officials are investigating whether more than 100 school districts across the state are discriminating against girls in their athletic programs. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Education’s …


Colleges fudge with numbers to reach Title IX goals

Many Division I schools are distorting the number of students participating in sports so they can comply with Title IX, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Among the tactics is …