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August 4, 2012

The Ivy League Celebrates Title IX with "40 for 40"

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX by speaking with current and former League administrators, coaches, students and student-athletes concerning the impact of Title IX and what they feel is in store for the future.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states, in part, that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.”

Starting on Sunday, June 24, IvyLeagueSports.com will speak to a different Ivy Leaguer each day for 40 days to get their thoughts on Title IX and what it has meant not only to college athletics, but also society as a whole.

Click on the links below to read more:

Date    
Sunday, June 24:   Jeff Orleans, Former Ivy League Executive Director (Part 1)
Monday, June 25:   Courtney Banghart, Head Coach, Princeton Women's Basketball
Tuesday, June 26:   Caroline Salisbury, Senior, Cornell Women's Lacrosse
Wednesday, June 27:  
  Sarah Hughes, Yale '09, Olympic Gold Medalist (figure skating)
Thursday, June 28:   Merrily Dean Baker, Former Princeton Associate Athletics Director
and Michigan State Athletics Director
Friday, June 29:   Sydney Turchin, Sophomore, Penn Softball
Saturday, June 30:   Phoebe Murphy, Associate Head Coach, Brown Women's Rowing
Sunday, July 1:   Mike Slive, SEC Commissioner (Dartmouth '62)
Monday, July 2:   Haley Wessels, Senior, Yale Volleyball
Tuesday, July 3:   Hilary Gehman, Head Coach, Cornell Women's Rowing
Wednesday, July 4:   Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, Part 1 (Former Men's Basketball Player, Harvard '87, courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications)
Thursday, July 5:   Chris Wielgus, Head Coach, Dartmouth Women's Basketball
Friday, July 6:   Carol Stiff, Vice President of Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN (Former Brown Women's Basketball Assistant Coach)
Saturday, July 7:   Katie Kellner, Senior, Cornell Cross Country/Track & Field
Sunday, July 8:   Chelsey Dunham, Junior, Yale Softball
Monday, July 9:   Jeff Orleans, Former Ivy League Executive Director (Part 2)
Tuesday, July 10:   Larry Scott, Pac-12 Commissioner (Harvard '86)
Wednesday, July 11:   Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer (Princeton '79)
Thursday, July 12:   Amy Bourbeau, Head Coach, Brown Women's Ice Hockey
Friday, July 13:   Dr. Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania
Saturday, July 14:   Ginny Gilder, Co-Owner, Seattle Storm (Former Rower, Yale '79)
Sunday, July 15:   Katie Meili, Senior, Columbia Swimming & Diving
Monday, July 16:   Noreen Morris, Commissioner, Northeast Conference (Former Women's Soccer Player, Cornell '87)
Tuesday, July 17:   Jen Weiss, Head Coach, Harvard Women's Volleyball (courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications)
Wednesday, July 18:   Suzanne Bailey, Former Women's Soccer/Women's Lacrosse Standout (Brown '91)
Thursday, July 19:   Chris Sailer, Head Coach, Princeton Women's Lacrosse (Harvard '81)
Friday, July 20:   Rudy Meredith, Head Coach, Yale Women's Soccer
Saturday, July 21:   Kelly McCallion, Senior, Penn Women's Lacrosse
Sunday, July 22:   Lainey Prioleau, Junior, Columbia Women's Soccer
Monday, July 23:   Olivia Knotts, Former Women's Lacrosse Standout (Cornell '12)
Tuesday, July 24:   Mary McCagg, USOC Board of Directors, Former Olympic Rower (Harvard '89)
Wednesday, July 25:   Jeff Orleans, Former Ivy League Executive Director (Part 3)
Thursday, July 26:   Tara Mounsey, Two-time Olympian with US Hockey (Brown '00)
Friday, July 27:   Chris Gobrecht, Head Coach, Yale Women's Basketball
Saturday, July 28:   Dr. Alice P. Gast, President, Lehigh University (Ph.D. and Masters, Princeton, '81 and 84)
Sunday, July 29:   Courtney Gallagher, Senior, Cornell Women's Lacrosse
Monday, July 30:   Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, Part 2 (Former Men's Basketball Player, Harvard '87, courtesy of The Office for Civil Rights)
Tuesday, July 31:   Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director of Athletics, Columbia
Wednesday, Aug. 1   Katie Baker, Staff Writer, Grantland.com (Former sailor, Yale '05)
Thursday, Aug. 2   Rebecca Haarlow, Sports Broadcaster - NFL Network, Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Network (Former Track & Field Athlete, Princeton '01)
Friday, Aug. 3   Sarah Spain, ESPN 1000 Host/SportsCenter Anchor, espnW.com and ESPNChicago.com writer (Former Track & Field Athlete, Cornell '02)
Saturday, Aug. 4   Robin Harris, Executive Director, Ivy League