7 Results for tag: Quinnipiac University

Letdown on Competitive Cheer Ruling

The 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals upheld a U.S. District Court's 2010 ruling that competitive cheerleading cannot be considered a sport under Title IX. In the 2010 decision, Judge Stefan R. Underhill forced Quinnipiac University to reinstate the women's volleyball team because competitive cheerleading "is still too underdeveloped and disorganized to be ... More

When Interest Isn’t Enough

In an editorial in today's Quad News, Quinnipiac's independent student newspaper, editor John Hood expresses frustration that Title IX concerns are impeding students' ability to create and participate in club sports. It's unfortunate that Title IX, which is supposed to ensure that no one is denied opportunities based on gender, is causing those who played ... More

Fact Checking the Women’s Sports Foundation on John Stossel and Title IX

I had a hard time not chuckling a little bit in the run up to John Stossel's prime time special last Friday night. The reason—this tweet that the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) let loose a couple of hours before it aired for the first time: So what happened next? Well, I think it's safe to say that Ms. Hogshead-Makar had a pretty tough time dealing ... More

Competitive Cheer Survives in Quinnipiac Title IX Compliance Plan

The news just moved on the AP wire. Quinnipiac University has submitted its Title IX compliance plan to Judge Stefan Underhill. According to the story, the school will keep both competitive cheer and volleyball under the plan, while adding women's golf and women's rugby. Unmentioned by the story, however, were the men's teams the school eliminated in the ... More

What Quinnipiac and Competitive Cheer Tell Us About Title IX

Over at Minding the Campus, Cathy Young has put together some thoughts on the case at Quinnipiac University that has sparked a national debate on the merits of competitive cheer. More

Judge Rules Against Quinnipiac; Women’s Volleyball Reinstated, But Men’s Indoor Track Eliminated

From the Associated Press: Quinnipiac University reinstated its volleyball team Tuesday and dropped men's indoor track in response to an injunction issued last week in a gender equity lawsuit against the school.The announcement came four days after U.S. Judge Stefan Underhill prevented the school from carrying out plans to eliminate the women's volleyball ... More

Decision Expected in Quinnipiac Title IX Case

We'll be keeping an eye on this story today: A federal judge is expected to rule this week whether Quinnipiac University will be allowed to eliminate its volleyball team.Coach Robin Sparks and some team members are asking for an injunction that would keep the team intact until their gender equity lawsuit against the school can be heard. The American ... More