Tag: School administration

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Generation Y

UConn facing federal Title IX lawsuit

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) by Pat Eaton-RobbAssociated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Four women who say they were sexually assaulted while students at the University of Connecticut added a federal lawsuit Friday to an earlier civil rights complaint filed against the school. The women are among seven students and recent graduates who last month asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to conduct a federal Title IX investigation of UConn. In both complaints, the women allege the school failed to protect them and responded to their sexual assault complaints with deliberate indifference or worse.

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Generation Y

UA president urges inclusion in fraternities

Universtiy of Alabama President Judy Bonner, left center, talks with student Khortlan Patterson, 19, of Houston, Tex., after about 400 students and faculty members marched on the Rose Administration Building to protest the university’s segregated sorority system on the campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama officials say school president, Judy Bonner, has asked fraternity leaders to make their chapters more inclusive following allegations of racism influencing the rush process in campus sororities.

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National

Pa. school officials allowed to resign amid furor over texts

Yolanda Beattie reacts to the Coatesville Area School District school board meeting in Coatesville, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Superintendent Richard Como and and the high school’s athletic director, Jim Donato, used district-owned cell phones to exchange a series of “shockingly racist” text messages in June. Both resigned abruptly during the first week of school and the school board accepted their resignation after 3 hours of public comment by parents, residents, and students. (AP Photo/Daily Local News, Vinny Tennis) COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A southeastern Pennsylvania school board allowed two top administrators to resign despite calls to terminate them following allegations that they exchanged racist and sexist text messages on their district cellphones.

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National

DA: Racist texts on Pa. school officials’ phones, parents demand firings

Coatesville Area School District Superintendent Richard Como and Athletic Director Jim Donato by Michael RubinkamAssociated Press Two officials at a large southeastern Pennsylvania school district exchanged “shockingly racist” text messages on district phones, a prosecutor said Monday. Prosecutors learned of the messages during an investigation into the Coatesville Area School District, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan told The Associated Press. “The text messages that we reviewed were of a shockingly racist nature,” he said. “They looked like something from 1813, not 2013.”