Jul 20, 2022
Fifty years after the enactment of Title IX, women still experience sex-based inequalities in collegiate and interscholastic sports, according to an article published today (Wednesday, July 20) by the Jandoli Institute.
The article, “Title IX has made a difference for women’s athletics, but the 50-year-old law still has a way to go,” was reported and written by Dr. Paula Scraba, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Education at St. Bonaventure University; Rachel Kimmel, a 2022 graduate of the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure; and Dr. Denny Wilkins, a professor in the Jandoli School.
The authors conducted interviews and used data from studies to assess the effectiveness of Title IX, which was enacted as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 to prevent sex-based discrimination in education programs, including sports. They found that, although Title IX has provided opportunities for women, improvements are needed to address the lack of women coaches, access to athletic resources, and limitations for women of color and for transgender women. Full details are in the article on the Jandoli Institute website.
The article was produced as part of the institute’s Hybrid Journalism Project in which professors from different disciplines partner with faculty from the Jandoli School to develop and produce news stories.
“The goal of the project is for the non-journalism faculty to gain insight into our industry and for the journalism faculty to learn how those with knowledge and expertise in different fields can strengthen our reporting,” Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee said.
The project is funded by a grant from the Leo E. Keenan Jr. Faculty Development Endowment.
The Jandoli Institute, part of the Jandoli School of Communication, serves as a forum for academic research, creative ideas and discussion on the intersection between media and democracy.
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