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2/25/2003 - Commissioners Plan Minority Report on Title IX
At least two members of the Bush Commission on Opportunity in Athletics reviewing Title IX plan to submit a minority report, charging that the Commissions recommendations to the Department of Education could negatively impact millions of women and girls....

2/24/2003 - Bush Commission Recommends Cutting Back on Women's Sports Opportunities
A draft of the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics' report on Title IX, published in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, ignores the continuing lack of participation opportunities and funding that women's and girls' athletics face in favor of recommendations that will increase males' participation in athletics....

2/7/2003 - Senators, Celebrities, Athletes Oppose Gutting of Title IX
Celebrities, women athletes, and politicians spoke out in support of Title IX on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday....

1/31/2003 - Womens Leaders Set Record Straight on Bush Commissions Stealth Attack on Title IX
Womens rights leaders today led a press conference to set the record straight about the serious threats to Title IX, the landmark 1972 law that mandates gender equity in federally funded education, including athletic programs in public high schools and colleges....

1/30/2003 - BREAKING NEWS: Commission Undercuts Title IX, Womens Groups Protest
The Commission for Educational Opportunities appointed by President Bush to review Title IX voted today to allow interest surveys be used as a tool in enforcing Title IX and to redefine proportionality to allow more discrimination....

1/27/2003 - Title IX Commission To Meet on Final Recommendations; Womens Groups To Hold Rally
This Wednesday and Thursday, President Bushs Commission on Opportunity in Athletics the group slated with the task of reviewing Title IX will hold its final meeting to discuss their recommendations for the landmark law that banned gender discrimination in federally-funded education....

1/20/2003 - Bush Continues Opposition to Affirmative Action on MLK Day
President Bush is scheduled to attend a congregation today at a primarily African-American Baptist church in Glenarden, MD....

1/13/2003 - Title IX Commission Delays Release of Recommendations
The Commission for Opportunity in Athletics, appointed by the Bush Administration to examine Title IX, will meet in Washington, DC, on January 29 and 30....

1/7/2003 - Administration Continues Infusing Science with Ideology
In its continued efforts to infuse science and medicine with conservative ideology, the Bush administration last Friday appointed 11 members to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretarys Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP)....

1/3/2003 - Women Lead Universities Squaring Off in Fiesta Bowl
For the first time, both football teams competing for Fridays college national championship represent universities led by women....

1/2/2003 - Civil Rights Group Urges New Senate Leader to Keep Promises
A civil rights coalition group sent a letter on Tuesday to newly elected Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) urging him to keep his promise to heal the wounds of division opened up by outgoing Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS)....

12/19/2002 - Title IX Commission to Recommend Changes to Landmark Legislation
The Commission for Opportunity in Athletics, appointed by the Bush Administration to examine Title IX, appears ready to recommend sweeping changes to Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 as it applies to athletics at its January 8 meeting in Washington, DC, USA Today reported....

12/13/2002 - NCWO Asks Bush to Clarify Comment About Sex Bias
The National Council of Womens Organizations (NCWO) is asking the Bush administration to clarify a statement made earlier this week by White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer in which he said that sex discrimination does not count as much as race discrimination....

12/5/2002 - Title IX Updates from Campuses Nationwide
The Bush Administration has created the "Commission on Opportunity in Athletics" to evaluate whether the current standards Title IX of the Education Act that apply to athletic participation should be revised and how....

11/21/2002 - Title IX Hearing in San Diego Draws Supporters of Womens Sports
The last in a series of public hearings on Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education, took place yesterday and today in San Diego, California....

10/23/2002 - Title IX Town Meeting Opens in Colorado Springs
In Colorado Springs yesterday, the Bush administrations Commission on Opportunity in Athletics held its third of four nationwide public hearings on Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education....

10/2/2002 - Feminist Majority Foundation Leads Effort to Share Impact of the Law on Women's Lives
Two senior members of the Feminist Majority Foundations Campus Program Team mobilized dozens of students in the Chicago area to attend President Bushs Commission on Equal Opportunity in Athletics second set of hearings, which took place earlier last month....

9/30/2002 - US Representative Patsy Mink Will Be Remembered as a Feminist Champion and Benefactor for Women
US Representative Patsy Mink (D-HI), co-author of Title IX and a devoted advocate for women, the poor and disenfranchised, died Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii....

9/17/2002 - Students Mobilize In Support Of Title IX
Feminist Majority Foundation Leads Effort To Share Impact Of Law In Womens Lives CHICAGO Two senior members of the Feminist Majority Foundations Campus Program Team mobilized dozens of students in the Chicago area to attend President Bushs Commission on Equal Opportunity in Athletics second set of hearings, taking place here today and tomorrow....

9/10/2002 - Women and Girls in Sports are Under Attack: Save Title IX!
Title IX (title nine) of the Education Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination against girls and women in federally-funded education, including in athletics programs....

8/28/2002 - Title IX Hearings Begin in Atlanta
The Bush administrations Commission on Opportunity in Athletics held its first hearing on Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education, in Atlanta yesterday....

8/21/2002 - Bush Commission To Begin Hearings on Future of Title IX
President Bushs Commission on Equal Opportunity in Athletics, a 15-member panel in created June to reevaluate Title IX, will begin public hearings around the country next week with the first meeting scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia....

6/28/2002 - Bush Appoints Title IX Panel in Latest Attempt to Weaken Law
The Bush administration announced yesterday the creation of a 15-member panel to reevaluate Title IX....

2/6/2002 - Title IX Celebrated Nationwide
Across the country today, women will celebrate the 16th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day....

1/17/2002 - Male Athletes Claim Discrimination, Sue Education Department
A coalition of male athletes has sued the Department of Education claiming that provisions made for women in accordance with Title IX have led to discrimination against men....