Title IX

MSU Denver steadfast on Title IX protections

MSU Denver steadfast on Title IX protections

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos raised fears about Title IX protections against sexual violence being weakened, after she said that the guidelines imposed by 2011’s dear colleague letter would be revised. Students are concerned that the revisions threaten to reduce sexual violence protections. Title IX is a federal law that ensures educational institutions that receive […]

Mike Tolbert: Lady Runners — Is it sexist?

Mike Tolbert: Lady Runners — Is it sexist?

Many collegiate schools take pride in their female athletic programs and the names associated with them. The women’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee is widely known as the “Lady Vols” rather than their male counterpart Volunteers and have publicly said how much the name means to their identity. “I don’t think that will […]

Deanna Hirsch: Lady Runners — Is it sexist?

Deanna Hirsch: Lady Runners — Is it sexist?

In 2015, 43 years since Title IX, it’s time for The Metropolitan to stop referring to our women’s teams as “Lady Runners.” These women work hard, train hard and play hard, just like our men’s teams. They’re competitive. They bring home wins and suffer losses, just like the men. They sacrifice their time, relationships and […]