Thursday, June 28, 2007

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Title IX!

While I was away on vacation (more pics and discussion of what I saw on my second day of Wimbledon are forthcoming) Title IX celebrated 35 years of mandating gender equity in educational institutions.

Here's what various media outlets had to say about it:

  • (mostly providing links to other stories, especially The Chronicle of Education which is subscription only for most of the Tittle IX tributes)
  • The Honolulu Star Bulletin (Hawaii has a special interest in Title IX because Hawaiian congresswoman Patsy Mink was a major proponent of the legislation; see this article from the Honolulu Advertiser for more background.)
  • Over at The Huffington Post, Rep. Linda Sanchez of California writes not only about sports but equal access to institutes of higher education and professional schools. (And she adds a cute story about being the only woman on the Democrat team in the annual congressional baseball game--her number is IX!)
  • published this press release from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
  • Women's Sports Foundation CEO Donna Lopiano, as a guest columnist for the Seattle PI, has this to say about the anniversary. She also has a column over at
  • At is Mechelle Voepel's column on the 35 year mark.
  • Indymedia of California cites the good and the bad 35 years after the passage of Title IX focusing on California schools.
  • On the other coast, a local Massachusetts paper has a lengthy feature on Title IX's impact on high school sports.
And these are just a fraction of the stories published to mark the 35th anniversary. Though celebratory, many of these articles also point to the need to continue to fight for the rights the legislation guarantees.

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