7 Results for tag: James Madison University

National Women’s Law Center Confused over Title IX

Early last week, Dina Lassow of the National Women’s Law Center praised Judge Glen E. Conrad of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia for dismissing a lawsuit by Equity in Athletics, Inc. (EIA) against James Madison Univeristy. EIA challenged the university’s decision to cut varsity funding of ten athletic teams (three ... More

More on the EIA Peition to the Supreme Court

Yesterday we pointed to the news that Equity in Athletics was petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case against James Madison University concerning the elimination of 10 athletic programs due to Title IX enforcement. Here's a report on the action that aired on a local affiliate in Harrisonburg, Virginia. And as always, click here for the ... More

EIA Petitions Supreme Court for Hearing in JMU Case

From an Equity in Athletics press release: Equity in Athletics, Inc. ("EIA") filed a petition that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear EIA's case for a preliminary injunction to reinstate the ten intercollegiate athletic teams that James Madison University ("JMU") demoted to club status effective July 1, 2007. The petition argues argues that the U.S. ... More

JMU, Title IX and Revisionist History

The students and faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University are currently involved in a debate over whether or not to add a varsity football program at the school. Kristine Newhall at the Title IX blog approvingly quoted Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Paul Woody as he used the news as an opportunity to engage in some revisionist history: Faced with ... More

CSC Provides the Platform: Student Athletes Speak Out Against Cuts

Sports Council Update, November 2006 www.collegesportscouncil.org FROM: Jessica Gavora, CSC Director of Communications Dear Friends of the CSC; When James Madison University (JMU) announced on September 29 the elimination of 10 athletic teams in order to comply with Title IX proportionality - the largest single act of Title IX related cuts by ... More

JMU Rally

Here’s the story from US News & World Report on the rally. More

Inside Higher Ed Doubts the Students

Elizabeth Redden of Insider Higher Education writes that, “criticisms specific to their university — including a lack of student input in the decision — crept into some of their comments.” Those views didn’t creep anywhere, they were front and center. The whole point of the rally was to ask the Department to strengthen interest surveys — ... More