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Topic: Varsity athletics

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. 

Letter: To build distinction in athletics, Brown made painful but necessary decision

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: To build distinction in athletics, Brown made painful but necessary decision

July 17, 2020 5 comments

To the Editor: I write as a Brown alumnus, proud parent of two Brown graduates and Chancellor of the University with deep respect for the perspectives of members of our community. 

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.

Moyer ’21— From eight former varsity teams: We have still been wronged

Op-eds, Opinions

Moyer ’21— From eight former varsity teams: We have still been wronged

June 19, 2020 3 comments

Earlier this month, 65 returning varsity athletes on the Men’s Track & Field and Men’s Cross Country teams were able to show the administration that their decision was ill informed; their team was reinstated. To those 65 men, we say congratulations.

Paxson addresses criticism of decision to demote 11 varsity sports

News, Sports, University News

Paxson addresses criticism of decision to demote 11 varsity sports

June 6, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 addressed circulating concerns regarding the recent demotion of 11 varsity teams to club status in a community-wide email Saturday, offering greater detail about how the decision was made and the motivation behind it. 

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

Op-eds, Opinions

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

June 4, 2020 1 comment

We are two of five rising juniors on the Brown Women’s Varsity Squash team. We spent upwards of 10 years training with hopes of playing squash at a collegiate level. We have dedicated 20 hours a week for 25 weeks a year to train, travel and compete.