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Obama Administration Tells Small Catholic College to Create Hockey Team for Girls
Cardinal Newman Society ^ | October 3, 2012

Posted on 10/05/2012 1:17:35 PM PDT by NYer

The Obama administration has forced a small Catholic college to create a girl’s hockey team.

The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights ruled that Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, is “not providing equal opportunity for women to participate in its intercollegiate athletics program” in compliance with Title IX regulations.

The beancounters at OCR determined that while women made up 47.4% of the student body in 2009-2010, they only had 34.8% of the athletic opportunities. “To achieve proportionality in opportunities without decreasing opportunities for male students, the College would have to create 87 new participation opportunities for female athletes,” the OCR concluded.

The OCR letter to Merrimack, dated September 28, is a study in federal intrusion in the affairs of higher education institutions. All to support its allegation of sex discrimination, the letter includes details analyses of Merrimack’s sport teams, percentages of men and women athletes over time, club and intramural sports as compared to varsity athletics, whether or not certain sports participate in the NCAA Division I, financial assistance to athletes, etc.

Moreover, the federal agency has involved itself significantly in Merrimack’s response to the finding of sex discrimination.

In January 2011, the College, reportedly in response to the federal investigation, announced that it would be adding women’s golf and crew teams. But the OCR determined that “its impact in terms of athletic opportunities was not significant enough to bring the College into Title IX compliance.”

OCR called Merrimack “aberrational” in that it didn’t have a hockey team for girls and that there were enough high school female hockey teams in the areas to indicate support.

The college, which only has about 1,900 students, has therefore agreed to start recruiting female hockey players next year. It has also agreed to create and fund a women’s water polo team and a swimming and diving team.

If the college fails to achieve 85 percent of the goals set out by the OCS by the 2013-14 season, “it will halt its recruitment for men’s tier II and III sports until such time as its recruitment for women’s intercollegiate sports reaches at least 85% of the level outlined.”


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To: RitchieAprile
That's like saying women's football is a finesse sport. Physicality is naturally part of the sport. Women pretending to be “tuff” is silly and that's why it's a freak show.
21 posted on 10/05/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Hieronymus

I’d expect a freeper to marry a great woman no matter where they’re from! That said volunteering to give foreigners scholarships is OK but having the government force it on penalty of losing a cherished program, not so much.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 2:28:51 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Varda

“That’s like saying women’s football is a finesse sport”

No its not. It takes actual skill to play hockey.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 3:24:58 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: NYer

Hey, seeing women take off the gloves and slug it out on the ice COULD be fun for us guys to watch.

Dunno ‘bout you, but I love a good cat fight, hehehe.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 4:22:13 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: onona

Title Nine is a Dem rule, and made law by the biggest crook in American political history, the paranoid and delusional RINO grifter Richard Milhous Nixon.

Its a Democrat thing, and as current head of the Democrats, Zero IS ultimately to blame. He COULD have issued one of his hundreds of EO’s quietly getting rid of it.

He didn’t.

Hopefully Zero will join LBJ and Nixon in that particularly hot place in Hell....the sooner the better.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 4:23:12 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Varda

Because to Americans there’s only MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR.

Nobody cares about lacrosse or javelin-throwing.

I include the NHL because most teams are American now.

Even the unions, hehehe.....lock ‘em out forever, the overpaid foreign crybabies.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 4:23:19 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: 21twelve

No they didn’t. The Germans did not have the ability to vote for chancellor at that time. It was an appointed office.

Von Papen’s government collapsed, and the German president, Paul von Hindenburg appointed Schicklgruber chancellor with Papen and von Schleicher there in his cabinet because Hindenburg though those two could control and contain him.

That didn’t happen. Papen was bought off and Schleicher whacked by the Nazis.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 4:23:32 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: RitchieAprile

No doubt and football takes skill too. I’d say hockey requires more refined skills but that doesn’t negate what it has in common with football.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 5:23:25 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Well that's true. Nobody cares about Olympic sports but I consider hockey an Olympic sport. As far as the lockout goes, I hope the owners win. If Donald Fehr wins no small market NHL team will win the Stanley Cup again.
29 posted on 10/05/2012 5:28:05 PM PDT by Varda
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