Constitution Day inspires Title IX debate at Christopher Newport University

Jane Hammond | Hampton Daily Press

Christopher Newport University celebrated Constitution Day by hosting a debate on Title IX Thursday afternoon.

Erin Buzuvis, director of Western New England University School of Law’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of several books and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, traded prepared remarks and answered questions about Title IX — the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination in federally funded education based on sex — as well as modern feminism and current campus issues.

The debate, sponsored by CNU’s Center for American Studies, drew a near capacity crowd of students in Ferguson Center for the Arts’ Music and Theater Hall. Since gaining its official holiday status in 2004, Constitution Day has required institutions that receive federal funding to provide educational programming related to the constitution.

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