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Male student sues SBU for gender discrimination

Rebecca Liebson February 7, 2019
A male student at Stony Brook University is suing the school and two SUNY employees for gender discrimination and for violating his due process rights.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Title IX Updates: What you need to know

Brianne Ledda December 1, 2018
United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed several changes to Title IX regulations on Nov. 16.
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Department of Education proposes Title IX changes

Donovan Bush September 23, 2018
Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, has proposed changes to Title IX that would narrow the definition of sexual assault, making it more difficult for the accused to be held responsible in a 120-page leaked document.
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Betsy DeVos.  GAGE SKIMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Students express concern over potential Title IX changes

Charles Scott October 1, 2017
As the U.S. Department of Education looks toward possibly altering the Title IX amendment of the Education Amendments of 1972, college students across the country are raising questions about how this could affect their rights in sexual assault cases.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Title IX no more?

Genie Ruzicka September 17, 2017
Betsy DeVos has stated that Title IX protections are unfair to both survivors and those who have been “falsely accused.”
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Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. He won the 2016 US election stunning many media outlets who thought he had no chance of winning. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Professor plans to resist federal income taxes in protest of Trump administration

Jill Ryan March 23, 2017
To protest the Trump administration, English professor Andrew Newman plans to resist paying his 2017 federal income taxes.
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Protesters gather in Washington D.C. for a rally in solidarity with the transgender community in March 2015. TED EYTAN/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

We need to protect trans youth

Joseph Konig February 26, 2017
Like the attempts to ban refugees and deport undocumented immigrants, this is about children. Children who are suffering already.
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (right) meets with Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick (left) on Feb. 9. US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

A week in the life of new biology professor, Betsy DeVos

Emily Benson February 19, 2017
DeVos told us that she found a better textbook more suitable for our class. IT’S THE BIBLE.
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