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Mar 05, 2015 In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

QUOTE: at the prodding of a faculty adviser there who pointed out that belonging to Jewish organizations was not a conflict of interest, the students revisited the question and unanimously put her on the board.... spotlight what appears to be a surge of hostile sentiment directed against Jews at many campuses in the country, often a byproduct of animosity toward the policies of Israel.

New York Times
Jun 06, 2014 Is Softball Sexist?

QUOTE: women have been playing baseball since long before they had the right to vote. As the national pastime went professional, women were forced out of it — and into softball. Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, also protects equal access to and funding of sports for boys and girls at the school level, and girls have been fighting to play baseball — with lawsuits, if necessary — since the 1970s.

New York Times
Jan 10, 2014 Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read

QUOTE: when CNN asked UNC for comment on Willingham's research, officials initially denied knowing about it, and said: "Such analysis is not part of her job duties at the university." Then, after being shown the e-mails, a spokesperson admitted that Willingham did share her findings and did have permission from the university to do the research...

CNN (Cable News Network)
Oct 19, 2013 High School Sexual Assault Case Is Revisited, Haunting Missouri Town

QUOTE: Ever since The Kansas City Star ran a long article last Sunday raising new questions about the Nodaway County prosecutor’s decision to drop charges against a 17-year-old football player accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, the simplicity of small-town life here has been complicated by a storm of negative attention.

New York Times
Dec 14, 2012 It's 'slime' time in college football

QUOTE: Western Kentucky, a school with mediocre athletics and apparently, sub-mediocre standards, has turned to a person who lied to his last employer about the nature of an accident involving the mistress he allegedly hired to a university position she was unqualified to hold.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Sep 12, 2012 Rooked: The supremely old-school game of chess is dealing with a very avant-garde brand of unsportsmanlike conduct

QUOTE: even though the kid's only confessed misdeed came among small-time players in an otherwise unremarkable tournament, the electronic score-sheet caper could have implications far beyond the hotel ballroom where it occurred. Most important for everybody but Smiley: Along with being the youngest techno-cheat, he is also the first player of any age caught exploiting an approved software application as part of a cheating scheme.

Aug 01, 2012 Saudi women going to Games is a sham

QUOTE: Saudi women in general are denied the right to practice sports. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prevents girls from taking part in sports in government schools.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 23, 2012 Why the NCAA’s Sanctions on Penn State are just dead wrong

QUOTE: The punishment levied by Emmert was nothing less than an extra-legal, extra-judicial imposition into the affairs of a publicly funded campus...Take a step back from the hysteria and just think about what took place: Penn State committed no violations of any NCAA by-laws.

Jan 29, 2012 Words matter in Penn State perjury case

QUOTE: the story began with an assistant coach at Penn State, Mike McQueary, who testified that nearly 10 years ago he walked in on former coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a young boy in the football team's locker room showers. McQueary, who was a graduate assistant at the time, said he had no doubt that he witnessed "severe sexual acts" that were wrong and "over the lines." Yet, as a transcript shows, each time McQueary's story was told it became less specific, until others at the end of the line reacted as if what he had seen was no big deal.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 29, 2011 College Athletes Move Concussions Into the Courtroom

QUOTE: ...Berman characterized the N.C.A.A. as “an uncaring cartel that takes care of its own” and added, “This whole notion of protecting amateurism — that’s a farce.”...Berman said he wanted to force the N.C.A.A. to arrange insurance that would provide for training and evaluation for players and follow-up care for former athletes.

New York Times
Nov 11, 2011 On Campus, a Law Enforcement System to Itself

QUOTE: On most of these campuses, law enforcement is the responsibility of sworn police officers who report to university authorities, not to the public. With full-fledged arrest powers, such campus police forces have enormous discretion in deciding whether to refer cases directly to district attorneys or to leave them to the quiet handling of in-house disciplinary proceedings....But many serious offenses reach neither campus police officers nor their off-campus counterparts because they are directly funneled to administrators.

New York Times
Nov 10, 2011 Penn State finally puts university ahead of football by firing Paterno

QUOTE: If the charges against Sandusky are true, Paterno, McQueary, Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz enabled a monster because not a single one of them thought to dial 9-1-1. That is inexcusable, and it speaks to a need to change the power structure and the culture at Penn State.

Sports Illustrated (SI)
Aug 14, 2011 North Dakota, NCAA spar over mascot

QUOTE: The University of North Dakota is one step closer to retiring its nickname and mascot, but changing the school's 90-year-old Native American moniker -- the Fighting Sioux -- has not been without complications.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 05, 2011 Cheating for Dummies: Your guide to smarter NCAA rule-breaking

QUOTE: The NCAA has what amounts to subpoena power over current athletes and current university employees. That's it. The NCAA's rules don't apply to anyone else. That opens an almost infinite array of cheating opportunities completely undetectable by the NCAA's enforcement cops. If you get caught cheating, you got caught because you're incredibly stupid.

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 22, 2011 Born on Sideline, Cheering Clamors to Be Sport

QUOTE: Why should cheerleading not be considered a sport when it required a complex set of technical skills, physical fitness and real guts? Now, in a development that may settle the debate, two groups are asking the National Collegiate Athletic Association to recognize a new version of cheerleading as an “emerging sport” for women, a precursor to full status as a championship sport.

New York Times
Apr 25, 2011 College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equity

QUOTE: As women have surged into a majority on campus in recent years, many institutions have resorted to subterfuge to make it look as if they are offering more spots to women… Many are padding women’s team rosters with underqualified, even unwitting, athletes.

New York Times
Dec 18, 2010 Wrestler Sees Legal Move; Prosecutor Sees Assault

QUOTE: used a maneuver informally known as a “butt drag” — which involves grabbing the haunch of an opponent to gain leverage — to roughly and intimately assault a smaller, younger wrestler on his team in retaliation for a supposed affront....accusations of both lax supervision by coaches and overzealousness by prosecutors. It has also cast an unwelcome pall on high school wrestling, and again raised questions about bullying in schools, particularly in the often macho arena of sports.

New York Times
May 24, 2010 For Children in Sports, a Breaking Point

QUOTE: Encouraged by parents and coaches, many with visions of glory and scholarships, too many young athletes are being pushed — or are pushing themselves — to the point of breaking down, physically and sometimes emotionally.

New York Times
May 20, 2010 The Academies’ March Toward Mediocrity

QUOTE: Sports stars are flattered on campus, avoid many of the onerous duties other midshipmen must perform, and know they’re not going to be thrown out. Instead of zero tolerance, we now push for zero attrition: we “remediate” honor code offenses. Another program that is placing strain on the academies is an unofficial affirmative-action preference in admissions....

New York Times
Apr 18, 2010 Supreme Court to consider case against California law school

QUOTE: The college, which requires officially recognized student groups to admit any Hastings student who wants to join, may be well-meaning, says the student outpost of the Christian Legal Society. But the group contends that requiring it to allow gay students and nonbelievers into its leadership would be a renunciation of its core beliefs...

Washington Post
Sep 16, 2009 College Stars Run for Cover From Fans’ Cameras

QUOTE: Athletic departments now monitor social networking Web sites, and cellphones are collected at the door of college parties to try to keep embarrassing or illegal moments off the Internet.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2009 College Athletes Stuck With the Bill After Injuries

QUOTE: . While some colleges accept considerable responsibility for [athletes'] medical claims, many others assume almost none, according to a review of public documents from a cross section of universities and interviews with current and former athletes, trainers, administrators and N.C.A.A. officials.

New York Times
Jun 13, 2009 A City Team’s Struggle Shows Disparity in Girls’ Sports (Left Behind Part 1 of 2)

QUOTE: the revolution in girls’ sports has largely bypassed the nation’s cities, where public school districts short on money often view sports as a luxury rather than an entitlement.

New York Times
May 31, 2009 College athletic departments use vague law to keep public records from being seen (Secrecy 101)

QUOTE: Across the country, many major-college athletic departments keep their NCAA troubles secret behind a thick veil of black ink or Wite-Out. [universities] censor information in the name of student privacy, invoking a 35-year-old federal law whose author says it has been twisted and misused by the universities.

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
Jan 26, 2009 High school football coach charged in player's death

QUOTE: A popular Kentucky high school football coach was arraigned Monday on a reckless homicide charge in the heat-exhaustion-related death of one of his players...."If he denied him access to water, that's really, really serious," said CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Dec 01, 2008 Leave This Child Behind: Sports, segregation, and environmental eugenics.

QUOTE: Critics fret that the test will bring back the bad old days of eugenics. The company behind the test says they're wrong. I think the answer is more complicated. We're not drifting back toward an old peril. We're drifting forward toward a new one.

Nov 09, 2008 For Amateur Swimmers, the Cost Of Success Doesn't Suit Everyone

QUOTE: The futuristic swimsuits worn last summer by nearly every competitor at the Beijing Olympics, most notably Michael Phelps, are generating an aquatic version of class warfare as college and high school swim seasons get underway...Many collegiate coaches and parents of promising young swimmers don't have the budgets for the suits. But they fear their kids will be hindered without them.

Washington Post
Jun 21, 2008 Duke football loses on field, wins in court

QUOTE: Duke University avoided paying the University of Louisville $450,000 for opting out of three football games, but the school had to trash itself to do it.

News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Feb 21, 2008 For Muslim Students, a Debate on Inclusion

QUOTE: The intense debate over whether organizations for Muslim students should be inclusive or strict is playing out on college campuses across the United States...The debate boils down to whether upholding gender segregation is forcing something artificial and vaguely hypocritical in an American context.

New York Times
Jan 16, 2008 When the Rules Run Up Against Faith: Prep Athlete Wearing Muslim Clothing Disqualified From Track Meet

QUOTE: disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet after officials said her Muslim clothing violated national competition rules.

Washington Post
Jan 12, 2008 On Texting, a Question of Access or Invasion

QUOTE: Beginning in August 2007, the N.C.A.A. banned Division I colleges from using text messaging to recruit athletes, citing complaints from students that the practice was driving up cellphone bills and intruding on personal time.

New York Times
Jan 12, 2008 Unmuzzling High School Journalists

QUOTE: Definitive statistics on trends in high school censorship are hard to come by, but anecdotal data suggest that many principals have exploited the advantage [that a 1988 Suprme Court ruling, which upheld a principal's right to censor the high school newspaper] gave them.

Washington Post
Nov 27, 2007 Protests Greet Far-Right Speakers at Oxford

QUOTE: The protest followed weeks of controversy surrounding the student organizers’ decision to give a platform to David Irving, a historian specializing in Hitler’s Germany who was released late last year after serving 13 months of a three-year prison term imposed in Austria for speeches denying that the Nazis exterminated six millions Jews.

New York Times
Aug 29, 2007 Judge Upholds Right to Ban Metal Bats

QUOTE: While the judge observed that there was disputed evidence over whether metal bats were more harmful than wooden bats, he said that the Council had acted rationally in assessing “that the risk is too great.”

New York Times
Jun 19, 2007 In Iowa, grades versus goals: How one school coped with a state rule that any athlete who fails a class gets benched.

QUOTE: [Iowa state law] mandates that any athlete who receives an "F" on his or her report card is prohibited from playing sports for 20 school days .... Critics think the rule penalizes students who might otherwise find athletics a path to improving their performance in the classroom.

Christian Science Monitor
May 15, 2007 Major Sports Team Up to Battle Drugs: Professional, Amateur Governing Bodies to Tap Federal Resources

QUOTE: The unprecedented collaboration is indicative of an emerging consensus among sports bodies that the use of performance-enhancing substances is a mounting health and legal concern that potentially threatens the multibillion-dollar professional sports industry in the United States.

Washington Post
Jan 27, 2007 New Prosecution Team Takes on Duke Case: Lawyers Examine Evidence Amid Media Glare

QUOTE: evidence against three former Duke University lacrosse players charged with sexually assaulting an escort service dancer at an off-campus team party last spring. In the recent months, the actions of the previous prosecutor, Durham District Attorney Michael B. Nifong, have taken center stage. But now that Nifong has asked to be relieved while he faced charges from the North Carolina Bar Association, including withholding evidence from defense lawyers, the focus of the case shifts to state Attorney General Roy Cooper and the two prosecutors he has chosen to evaluate the evidence....the NAACP held a news conference here last week to call on prosecutors to take into account the accuser's version of events, saying it was aware of "the impact that this case can have on chilling the rights of women, particularly African Americans, to file criminal complaints of sexual violence and exploitation."

Washington Post
Aug 16, 2006 Teenagers to serve time - after football: Kenton athletes caused wreck that seriously injured 2 others; judge delays 60-day sentences

QUOTE: Two teenagers who pulled a stunt last winter that left a man physically disabled and his friend brain-damaged will each spend 60 days in juvenile detention, but not before they finish the upcoming high-school football season.

Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
Jul 23, 2006 Dropping a Few Sports at Rutgers, and Putting Pressure on Trenton

QUOTE: '“Rutgers’s response is very similar to what local governments used to pull when the state would cut state aid,” said David P. Rebovich, managing director of the Rider University Institute for New Jersey Politics. “What towns used to say is, ‘We’re going to start laying off cops.'"'

New York Times
May 18, 2006 On the Web, College Athletes Acting Badly

QUOTE: plucked and collated the often disturbing photos from, a site where students post and share thousands of pictures covering a variety of persuade universities to enforce their antihazing policies.

New York Times
Feb 19, 2006 Bush's Turn as Recruiter Grabs NCAA's Attention

QUOTE: The governor of this pigskin-crazy state played a role in luring Rolle, one of the top high school recruits in the country, to Florida State University...scrutinized by the NCAA.

Washington Post
Jan 29, 2006 Turning Promise Into a Commodity: Nigerians Who Dream of Playing Pro Basketball Often Become Pawns in an Unregulated International Market

QUOTE: The two dozen or so Nigerians who, like Obi, are recruited to the United States each year with the promise of playing high school and college basketball often find themselves pawns in an unregulated international market.

Washington Post
Nov 27, 2005 Poor Grades Aside, Athletes Get Into College on a $399 Diploma

QUOTE: University High, which has no classes and no educational accreditation, appears to have offered the players little more than a speedy academic makeover...Athletes who graduated from University High acknowledged that they learned little there, but were grateful that it enabled them to qualify for college scholarships.

New York Times
Aug 22, 2005 High Schools Address the Cruelest Cut: Pressure to Make Team Forces New Methods Upon Imperfect Process

QUOTE: In an effort to better explain cuts to players and parents, coaches have started to record player evaluation grades. Few coaches, though, agree on how to decide which players are cut. Fewer still agree on how to cut those players. Only one thing, coaches said, can be universally agreed upon: Tryouts are as imperfect as their punishing end result.

Washington Post
Jun 13, 2005 Homeschoolers may win access to school clubs: State Senate panel has OK'd bill to compel all districts to open up

QUOTE: "[Pennsylvani--Ed.] Senate Bill 361 would require school districts to allow the state's 24,415 homeschooled children to participate in extracurricular activities."

Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA)
May 31, 2005 Today's yearbooks raise eyebrows

QUOTE: Thanks to the First Amendment and court rulings, students have significant rights to control the content of yearbooks, just as they have the power to tackle a variety of issues in school newspapers.

Christian Science Monitor
Mar 29, 2005 Court: Title IX Protects Whistleblowers

QUOTE: By a 5-4 vote, the court said a male coach of a girls' team who complained about sex discrimination at his school can sue a school board for retaliating against him even though Title IX does not explicitly authorize such suits.

Washington Post
Mar 29, 2005 Too many schools flunk fairness test

QUOTE: Only one-third of the colleges in the NCAA tournament graduated 50 percent or more of their African-American basketball student-athletes. The disparity between white and black athletes was stark -- with two-thirds of the schools graduating half or more of their white athletes.

Chicago Sun-Times
Aug 26, 2004 Varsity Athletes Get Class Credit: Some Colleges Give Grades for Playing

QUOTE: ...nearly three dozen universities award academic credit for participation on intercollegiate sports teams....The play-for-grades classes illustrate the challenge of reconciling academic missions with big-time athletics at universities.

Washington Post
Aug 06, 2004 NCAA Cracks Down on Recruiting Practices

QUOTE: In an attempt to eliminate...a "culture of entitlement" in college sports recruiting, the NCAA...approved several rules changes that ban schools from using private planes, extravagant hotels, high-priced meals and other perks to lure athletes

Washington Post

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