Another legal headache at Penn State: Title IX

“The circumstances of the Penn State case would make it an unusual Title IX case—notably because Sandusky’s victims weren’t students or employees. But that doesn’t get the university off the hook, says Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law and senior director of advocacy at the Women’s Sports Foundation, one of the groups requesting the Title IX investigation. The law’s language protects any “person” from harassment and seems to apply to anyone on campus (such as visiting sports teams), though the guidance is fuzzy.”

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