Last month, a federal jury ruled in favor of a former Purdue University student (Nancy Roe) in a civil lawsuit against the university and two administrators. The jury found that Purdue and two administrators violated Title IX and actively discriminated against Roe because she was a woman. The jury also found that
This week, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released an updated resource for schools and students entitled “Discrimination Based on Pregnancy and Related Conditions.” This resource reiterates the regulations on pregnancy discrimination and highlights that “related conditions” include false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery therefrom. The
In West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan initiated by President Obama in 2015 and reduced the agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. While this June 2022 decision had an immediate effect on the global effort to combat climate change, the
In response to numerous allegations of drugging and sexual assaults at fraternity houses, University of Southern California recently imposed strict guidelines for parties at fraternities. A team comprised of the campus’s Greek life leaders, faculty, staff, and administrators devised a plan to strengthen safety measures, including providing security for parties (including stairwells
Generally, private schools are not sponsored by the state or federal government, which may mean that they are not subject to the same rules as public schools under Title IX in responding to and addressing sexual misconduct. However, did you know that if your school receives federal financial assistance, the
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