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Topic: Title IX

Court approves settlement to reinstate women’s fencing, equestrian teams in Title IX suit against Brown

Sports

Court approves settlement to reinstate women’s fencing, equestrian teams in Title IX suit against Brown

December 16, 2020 1 comment

A federal judge approved a settlement between the University and a group of female student-athletes Tuesday to reinstate the women’s fencing and equestrian teams to varsity status following their demotion in May. 

Editorial: Voices Still Unheard

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Voices Still Unheard

November 2, 2020 0 comments

In late June, Voices of Brown launched among a wave of similar accounts sharing anonymous submissions from sexual assault survivors. The purpose of the account is to serve as “a safe and dependable space for survivors within the Brown community to be heard and validated.”

Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

News, University News

Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

November 2, 2020 1 comment

In the fall of 1990, the names of alleged rapists began to appear in marker pen on the walls of female bathroom cubicles in the Rockefeller Library. The so-called “rape list” made national headlines. Janitorial staff scrubbed only for the names to reappear.

Letter: Why Isn’t President Paxson an Amy Cohen?

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Why Isn’t President Paxson an Amy Cohen?

September 17, 2020 0 comments

To The Editor: Brown took a step toward gender equity in settling its Title IX lawsuit by reinstating two of the five women’s teams that were reduced to club status.

After reinstating the men’s varsity track, field and cross country teams, the University has been defending its compliance with Title IX.

News, Sports, University News

In new court filing, ACLU claims Brown breached Title IX agreement ‘and it continues to do so with every day that passes’

September 9, 2020 1 comment

In a brief filed Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island rebutted the University’s Sept. 2 court filing defending Brown’s compliance with Title IX regulations, which hold the University to standards set by the 1998 Cohen v. Brown University lawsuit. 

Brown denies allegation of noncompliance to Title IX commitment in new court filing

Sports

Brown denies allegation of noncompliance to Title IX commitment in new court filing

September 2, 2020 4 comments

In a new court filing Wednesday, the University denied claims that Brown has faltered in its commitment to Title IX compliance under regulations agreed upon in the 1998 Cohen v. Brown ruling.

Internal emails between Paxson, key administrators reveal desire to ‘get us out of’ 1998 Title IX consent decree

News, Sports, University News

Internal emails between Paxson, key administrators reveal desire to ‘get us out of’ 1998 Title IX consent decree

August 27, 2020 22 comments

Emails between University administrators released today reveal internal strategies regarding Title IX compliance and the recent demotion of several varsity teams.

Brown implements revised Title IX policy in response to new federal regulations

News, University News

Brown implements revised Title IX policy in response to new federal regulations

August 26, 2020 0 comments

The University narrowed the jurisdiction of its Title IX policy, changed how it defines sexual harassment and authorized cross-examination during live hearings in response to new regulations released by the U.S. Department of Education in May.

New motion in 1998 Title IX suit alleges Brown violated settlement with recent varsity demotions

News, Sports, University News

New motion in 1998 Title IX suit alleges Brown violated settlement with recent varsity demotions

June 29, 2020 2 comments

Amy Cohen ’92 and a group of 12 other plaintiffs — all female athletes who collectively sued the University in 1998 for violating Title IX legislation protecting gender equity in athletics — are challenging the University in court for allegedly violating the terms of the original settlement.

New Title IX regulations will change how Brown responds to sexual misconduct cases

News, University News

New Title IX regulations will change how Brown responds to sexual misconduct cases

May 13, 2020 0 comments

On May 6, the U.S. Department of Education released long-awaited regulations that will change how schools can address complaints of sexual misconduct on college campuses under Title IX.