Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Stories of the Year: 2008

In what is becoming an annual tradition, here is a roundup of the top ten Title IX stories of 2008! In no particular order...
  • A high profile sexual harassment case involving University of North Carolina soccer coach Anson Dorrance settled for $385,000.
  • There was a small handful of what we'll call "softball is not the equivalent of baseball" stories (here, here, and here).
  • Government agencies announced plans to root out sex discrimination in the allocation of research grants in science and engineering, evoking an alarmist and distorting missive by New York Times columnist John Tierney that turned "Title IX" into a verb.
Thanks to our readers for being with us for all the Title IX news, good and bad, in 2008. Our best wishes to the Title IX community for a happy, healthy, sporty, educational new year!