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9 Pennsylvania Colleges Target of Gender Complaint

A women’s legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.

The University of Utah will keep its “Ute” name for sports teams under a new agreement announced Tuesday with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe that also provides increased recruiting and financial help for tribe members.

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Too often in the last decade, the spending by colleges and universities for new jobs and the like has either stayed steady or gone down. That is, except for sports.

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The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.

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cover040914In this special issue, Diverse names four outstanding scholar-athletes of color, this year’s Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award winners. Diverse also profiles past honorees who have gone on to success in the military, the field of nuclear energy and business and entertainment.

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The 25th anniversary year of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge culminates this week with the national championship tournament at which Morgan State University seeks a third consecutive national title.

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Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director’s ruling that the school’s football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.

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University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.

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Is the NCAA running anything but a legal sweat shop?

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President Barack Obama, along with all of the living U.S. presidents, will gather at a three-day summit to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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