Monday, October 25, 2010

Delaware State University settles lawsuit on Title IX

School to expand women's sports, recruiting
The News Journal

WILMINGTON -- Delaware State University has settled a class-action lawsuit that charged it was in violation of a federal law requiring gender equity in varsity sports.
As a result, the Dover university now plans to significantly increase its spending on women's sports and recruiting to bring the levels of female participation in athletics up to the federal standard.
The lawsuit, which had been filed by members of DSU's female equestrian team after the school announced it would be cutting their program for financial reasons, had been set to go to trial in U.S. District Court on Monday. But the two sides reached an agreement, details of which were not released until late Thursday.

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