June 6, 2016
Ryan T. Anderson is the William E. Simon senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and author of the just-released book, "Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom. " You know gender-identity issues are getting lots of attention when it prompts one gay-rights activist to start a campaign called "Drop the T. " Its goal: to kick transgender out of the standard LGBT acronym for being "ultimately regressive and actually hostile to the goals of women and gay men. " Whatever happens within the LGBT community, one thing is clear: Government should not take sides in the transgender debate.
May 13, 2016
ISSUE | GENDER EQUALITY Level the field Many schools are still failing to provide equal athletic opportunities and treatment to female students, 44 years after Title IX became law ("Keeping gender field level," Saturday). Disparities in uniforms, facilities, and equipment persist. Many schools ignore disproportionate numbers of opportunities offered to boys and refuse to add girls' sports. Two requirements must be made clear: 1. Budget limitations do not excuse inequality under Title IX. Schools must allocate their resources in a way that results in equality.
April 8, 2016 |
I LOVE WHAT the University of Connecticut women's basketball team did Tuesday night. Love the idea of a dynasty in any sport, the concept of unselfishness and team play, the thought of authenticating it all via a convincing, lopsided victory in the championship game. I just don't enjoy watching it. I feel bad about that, as I do about not enjoying kale. I should, I know. It will enrich my life, for sure. It's just, well, pretty dull stuff. It's nothing against women or women playing sports.
February 26, 2016 |
Mary Fetter Semanik, 86, formerly of Wayne, a standout lacrosse player who went on to become a longtime director of women's athletics at Drexel University, died Friday, Feb. 19, of cerebral vascular disease at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mrs. Semanik began work at Drexel in the 1950s as a teacher and coach. She and her husband, John, a 1956 Drexel graduate, carved out parallel career paths. He was Drexel's director of men's athletics from 1962 to 1991; she was the women's director from 1965 to 1991.
February 13, 2016
ISSUE | COLLEGE SPORTS Title IX unfair to men Title IX, a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, harms college sports in many ways ("Bending the rules of Title IX," Feb. 2). For example, many men's varsity teams suffer from a strict roster cap, while women's teams typically are unlimited. Gender-quota advocates complain about the supposed injustice of expanding the number of women allowed on a team. This pales compared with the thousands of men being told to clean out their lockers because of their sex - something that Title IX was supposed to prevent but was changed by special interests to guarantee.
February 3, 2016 |
A pair of panelists who spoke last week at Villanova's law school spend their careers working on Title IX gender equity issues from different angles. A third spends much of her time studying Title IX. The panel on "Gender Equity in Sports: Analysis of Title IX and Effective Compliance Strategies," touched on 90 minutes worth of topics around the current college sports landscape. They hit on some interesting corners of the issue. One was how the counting of participants, part of the test for gender equity compliance, is an area of increasing controversy and sometimes comes into play during litigation.
May 20, 2015 |
TEMPLE HAS a new athletic director. But it's a familiar face. Patrick Kraft, who's served as the deputy AD since 2013, will succeed Kevin Clark, who, like Kraft, came to North Broad Street from Indiana along with university president Neil Theobald. Clark has been reassigned to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Temple is an extraordinary university and its athletics programs are advancing with tremendous support from our students, faculty, coaches, parents and alumi," Kraft said in a release.
May 20, 2014 |
She had so many true and heartfelt things to say about her school, and Emily Moran's greatest worry, as she prepared to deliver the commencement address Sunday at La Salle University, was that the words would pour out of her into a shapeless pile, like jelly beans from a bag. She has always talked fast, especially among those she knows best and loves most. "They keep telling me, 'You have to slow down,' " she said. It's no wonder why. She has five siblings. Her father is one of 15, and from those 14 aunts and uncles Emily Moran has 86 cousins.
May 9, 2014
IN THE past week, more has been said about sexual assaults on college women than probably at any time in history. The White House released new measures from a federal task force on the issue, the New York Times featured a front-page story and discussions lit up national TV talk shows, tweets, web posts and many column inches. But one photograph says it all, one photograph that explains why we're now confronting the scandalous reality that, according to one study, one in five college women has been raped, their complaints ignored and covered up by their schools.