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Leading the Charge: 50 Years after Title IX

When Adrienne Bentman ’74 arrived at Wesleyan there were no women’s sports teams and the coordinator of women’s athletics’ office was in a utility closet. Two years later, on June 23, 1972, Title IX was passed, altering the landscape of college athletics forever and setting the stage for a new era of women’s sports at Wes.

June 22, 2022

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Slate

Hannah Docter-Loeb ’22 interviews “How I Met Your Mother” co-creator Carter Bays ’97 about his new novel The Mutual Friend. “I wanted to write something new. I wanted to write something that really pushed me in a direction I hadn’t gone before, but at the same time, I tried to use the skills that I had and had developed over the years of writing ‘How I Met Your Mother.’" 

The Conversation

Benjamin Elling explains why Bisphenol A, or BPA, is so widely used to make plastics, despite its reputation for causing adverse health effects. Elling, a synthetic polymer chemist, says BPA-derived polycarbonates “are transparent, incredibly strong, light, and don’t begin to melt or lose structural integrity until they reach high temperatures.” 

What is Title IX?

Most people think Title IX applies only to sports or sexual misconduct, but those are only 2 of 10 key areas the law covers in creating an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex/gender.

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