NEWS BRIEFS: Lawsuit Threat Motivates Public University to Reinstate Sports Teams Slated for Elimination

FROM INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION:Lawyers representing women student-athletes (at William & Mary) threatened a class-action lawsuit if the teams weren’t reinstated, arguing the cuts violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex at federally funded institutions.” The university announced it would not eliminate women’s varsity gymnastics, swimming, and volleyball, as well as men’s varsity teams in gymnastics, swimming, and indoor/outdoor track and field.” Read more here

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