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Commencement Speech Crosses, Captivates—and Centers Campus Culture Wars

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker sparked controversy at Benedictine College’s graduation when he praised women who choose to be homemakers and mothers.

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South Dakota Bans Pronouns, Tribal Affiliations in University Email Signatures

Civil liberties advocates and students say the South Dakota Board of Regents’ new policy is part of a larger effort to “erase queer people from the public university system.”

Study: Gender Gaps Persist for Female Scientists

The number of female biomedical researchers is increasing and so is the share of grants they receive, according to a...
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Political Standoff Over Title IX Puts Red State Colleges in No-Win Situation

Eight states—so far—say they’ll defy the Biden administration and not comply with the new Title IX regulations. That would imperil nearly $13 billion in federal aid for public universities in those states.

GAO: Gender Gap Persists in College Athletic Participation

Participation rates for women in college athletics continue to lag behind those of their male peers despite the fact that...

States, Conservative Groups Sue to Block New Title IX Rule

Six states and a group of conservative advocacy organizations filed lawsuits Monday to block the Biden administration’s new Title IX...
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Iowa Lawmakers Pass Last-Minute Ban on DEI, Institutional Statements

The Republican-controlled Iowa General Assembly ratcheted up restrictions issued by the state Board of Regents, sending the governor one of the nation’s broadest DEI bans.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona stands next to President Joe Biden in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

Why Conservatives Want New Title IX Rule Blocked

The wide-ranging regulation changes how colleges respond to reports of sexual misconduct, but most criticism focuses on provisions that expand protections to LGBTQ+ students.