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'Title IX Bout' examines the future of college sports, May 6

A panel discussion on Tuesday, May 6, will examine Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in college athletics, and its impact on the future of intercollegiate sports. The event will convene at 7:30 p.m. in McCosh 50.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, was organized as part of a senior thesis project by Princeton senior Maura Bolger, an economics major.

The panelists are:

  • Jeff Orleans, executive director of the Council of Ivy Group Presidents since 1984 and the author of the regulations implementing Title IX.
  • Donna Lopiano, executive director of the Women's Sports Foundation and a leading advocate of Title IX. Lopiano is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee's executive board and the former director of women's athletics at the University of Texas.
  • Andrew Zimbalist, an economics professor at Smith College and author of "Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-Time College Sports" and "May the Best Team Win."
  • Clay McEldowney, secretary-treasurer of the College Sports Council, which joined the National Wrestling Coaches Association in suing the U.S. Department of Education over Title IX. McEldowney is a member of Princeton's class of 1969 and former head of the Friends of Princeton Wrestling.
  • Deborah Perry, senior fellow for the Independent Women's Forum, which has criticized "gender quotas" created under Title IX. Perry is the co-author of "Unfinished Business: A Democrat and a Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face."

The event is sponsored by the class of 2003, the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of Economics, the Organization of Women Leaders, Athletes in Action, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, the Princeton Tory, the Princeton College Democrats and the Princeton College Republicans.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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