Hand Gesture

A college soccer player who lost her athletic scholarship after showing her middle finger to a camera that was broadcasting her game on ESPNU cannot pursue her First Amendment, Title IX and other claims against the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees, a federal court in the state ruled.  

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Blue States Take Feds to Court Over College Sexual Assault Rules

The Trump administration’s new Title IX rules mean students across the country could return to school in the fall with fewer protections from sexual assault, a group of Democrat-led states claim in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

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Campus Assault

The University of Alabama-Huntsville is not entitled to summary judgment on a female student’s Title IX claims relating to the university’s handling of her sexual assault charge against a student hockey player, a federal court in the state ruled, finding that a jury could conclude that the school protected the assailant while acting with “deliberate indifference” to the assault and the safety of the campus community. 

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Fraternities

A federal court in Connecticut dismissed a group of female undergraduate students’ Title IX claims against a group of fraternities, housing companies and Yale University relating to fraternities’ refusal to allow female members. One of the students, however, has plausibly claimed a hostile educational environment based on her allegations of being sexually assaulted and witnessing other assaults at fraternity events.

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‘Full Frontal’ Hugs on Trial Before En Banc Seventh Circuit

The full Seventh Circuit held oral arguments Tuesday to decide whether a Wisconsin school district can be held liable for not taking action against a security guard who frequently “full frontal bear hugged” and massaged students, leading to accusations he sexually abused a middle school girl.

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