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May 27, 1996 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Rowan College swimming coach Tony Lisa is known for a sense of humor, but he takes his job seriously. Lisa is now in a position to have a big impact on the sport he loves, having been elected president of the College Swim Coaches Association of America in March. The CSCAA includes all swimming teams from NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and junior colleges. Lisa will be president-elect under North Carolina State coach Scott Hammond until September 1998. Then he will take over as president until 2001.
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June 25, 2012 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Facts speak for themselves. In 1972, fewer than 300,000 girls in America played high school sports. Now, three million do. Saturday was the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the federal law that said no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation or denied the benefits of any education program or activity receiving federal funds. And the world changed. "It's one of the most popular and successful civil rights laws the country's ever had," said Lisa Maatz, top policy adviser with the American Association of University Women and chair of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE)
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June 22, 2007
MALE readers: Boycott the movie "Gracie. " It's nothing but female propaganda. If the girls who play on boys teams think they're so important, make them play in flip-flops, wedges or high heels. Tim Short, Bryn Mawr
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May 17, 2001 | By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
SO MUCH for the weaker sex. It's been nearly 30 years since Congress passed that little law mandating equal resources for the sexes in school sports programs. Any school intending to cash a federal check has to pledge to give all the little girls as great an opportunity to get sweaty and spit in front of crowds as all the little boys. And now, decades after Title IX was introduced, women truly are coming even with men. A new study explains that we now have a crop of female university athletes who are just as dumb and academically lazy as their male counterparts.
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June 21, 2002
By Linda J. Wharton When I played basketball and field hockey in high school in the early 1970s, sports opportunities for girls were severely limited. Nationally, one in 27 girls played high school sports, accounting for a disappointingly small percentage of high school athletes. Athletic scholarships for girls were virtually nonexistent. The equipment was make-do. Those of us who insisted on playing sports were regarded as tomboys. From fewer than 300,000 girls in 1971, female participation in competitive high school sports has ballooned to nearly three million.
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June 20, 1997
For today's young people, the world before Title IX is as hard to imagine as a two-dribble limit in girls basketball. That's how the game was played back then - and before Title IX became law in 1972, the idea that athletic opportunities for girls and boys should be equal was far-fetched at best. Equal opportunity in college academics seemed a fantasy as well. This week marked the 25th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which forbids gender discrimination in programs receiving federal money.
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March 31, 2005
Teachers and coaches often are in the best position to spot sex discrimination in schools. They should be able to object to injustices without fear of punishment. The U.S. Supreme Court this week properly gave them whistle-blower-like protection if their complaints are turned against them. The case involved a Birmingham, Ala., high school basketball coach, who pointed out the disparities in equipment, funding and practice conditions between his girls' team and the boys' squad.
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February 27, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Apparently striving to tamp down the debate over Title IX, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige said yesterday that he will not even look at most of the more controversial recommendations sent to him yesterday by his Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. Paige said his department "intends to move forward only on those recommendations" reached unanimously without a formal vote. That serves to eliminate virtually all of the specific suggestions that had generated strife within the commission and had caused advocates to anticipate significant changes in the way the landmark 30-year-old statute is interpreted and enforced.
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May 13, 1997 | By E.J. Dionne Jr
Have you heard about the great program linked with less teenage pregnancy, higher high school graduation rates, the avoidance of abusive relationships and success later in life? It's called women's sports. Americans have long seen organized sports as a good thing for boys and young men. Should we be surprised that they're good for girls and young women? That's why the battle over Title IX, requiring parity between men's and women's athletics at educational institutions, is important.
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March 5, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The president of the NCAA said yesterday that he opposes any changes to Title IX, the gender-equality law that enhanced women's participation in sports. Myles Brand endorsed the three-decade-old law during a National Press Club luncheon shortly after expressing the same views to Education Secretary Rod Paige, who is considering changes to Title IX proposed by an advisory committee appointed by the Bush administration. "Title IX is not broken, and it does not need to be fixed," Brand said.
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May 20, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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May 20, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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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.
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February 15, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Temple University's athletic department for possible Title IX gender-equity issues, university president Neal D. Theobald said. In a letter to Temple's board of trustees and the coaches of seven sports the board has voted to cut, Theobold said the department's Office for Civil Rights is looking into whether "the University is failing to provide equal athletic opportunity for female athletes compared to male athletes, with regard to Locker Rooms, Practice and Competitive Facilities, Housing and Dining Facilities and Services, and in the area of Athletic Financial Assistance.
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January 18, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
When ESPN's College GameDay crew shows up at the Palestra Saturday, Jay Bilas will speak of the old place from experience. "I think I was in foul trouble at the warm-ups," Bilas said of facing La Salle in January of 1983 as a freshman starter for the Duke Blue Devils. "I had to cover Albert 'Truck' Butts. I found out pretty quickly that he had that nickname for a reason. He basically ran over me. " Duke survived the day, beating the Explorers by a point, so Digger Phelps and the other GameDay hosts can't give Bilas too much of a hard time as they recount their own Palestra memories.
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December 8, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
DR. GAVIN White has been synonymous with Temple University forever. First as an athlete on the crew team, then as an assistant crew coach and, for the last 34 years, as the head coach. "I bleed Temple blood," said White, whose father was the school's athletic director. "I always have. "I was attending football games when I was still in my mother's stomach. " So you can imagine how yesterday's news hit him. Temple is cutting seven of its 24 sports, including crew, for financial reasons, effective in July.
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May 24, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A women's-rights lawyer said Wednesday that federal suits had been filed against several U.S. colleges, including Swarthmore College, alleging that the schools did not properly handle students' sexual-assault allegations. Two other complaints making similar claims were filed against Swarthmore last month. It was not immediately clear how many of the suits filed Wednesday were against Swarthmore. The complaints are not public, according to Gloria Allred, but they allege that the schools - Swarthmore, Dartmouth College, the University of North Carolina, the University of Southern California, and the University of California at Berkeley - did not comply with Title IX or the Clery Act. Title IX, commonly known as a law related to women's sports, also contains civil rights requirements.
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February 6, 2013 | BY ALI WATKINS, Daily News Staff Writer watkina@phillynews.com
'I'M GONNA pass out. " Don't let the words fool you; the girl may have been winded, but she spoke with a smile. Surrounded by Temple's women's rowing team, she had just competed in her first 100-meter race on a rowing machine. And she couldn't have been more excited. The North Philadelphia middle school student was one of roughly 50 participants Monday at Temple's celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The event brought young girls from local middle schools to Temple's Student Pavilion to hang out with some of the university's female athletes and try their hand at everything from shot put to fencing.
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January 25, 2013 | By Philip Elliott, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Breaking new ground, the U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options. The directive, reminiscent of the Title IX expansion of athletic opportunities for women, could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come. Schools would be required to make "reasonable modifications" for students with disabilities or create parallel athletic programs that have comparable standing to mainstream programs.
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September 2, 2012 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
They say this is the Year of the Woman. Of course they're right. Ever since we got the vote, we've been hell-bent-for-leather. By the way, we got the vote 92 years ago. Or Years-of-the-Woman ago. To prove that the Year of the Woman is here, they point out that Augusta National Golf Club just allowed two women to join its membership, after 80 years of admitting only men. One woman, who led a protest at the club in 2003, said last week,...
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