December 5th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Last week, Eastern Michigan University announced plans to reinstate women’s tennis. The announcement came in response to a preliminary injunction issued by Judge George Caram Steeh in September in a decision in which he found that financial hardship does not provide justification for failing to follow requirements set by Title IX. In March, EMU had cut two women’s sports teams (tennis and softball), along with a number of men’s sports teams. While softball was not mentioned in last week’s press statement from EMU, the team will need to be added back, or another women’s team will likely need to take its place, in order for the school to comply with the court’s order and with Title IX. All of this raises the question: When can a school cut a women’s sport? That question is best addressed by digging into how Title IX applies to the provision of educational opportunities for women. – Thomas Baker, forbes – Read More

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