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Addressing Title IX Compliance At UNM

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August 10, 2018 – Finances aren’t the only issue in the UNM Athletics Department. The university also appears to be out of compliance with Title IX when it comes to equity in opportunities for male and female athletes.

Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down this week with Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez, UNM Title IX coordinator Heather Cowan, report author Helen Grant, and political psychologist Martha Burk. They discuss how compliance is measured, what changes could be considered to bring UNM Athletics into compliance and what university officials will do in the future to ensure women have equal opportunities in sports. 

Previous coverage of UNM Athletics:

Reporting Scores & Covering The Finances Of UNM Athletics

UNM Athletics Director Eddie Nuñez Assesses The Department’s Past & Potential Future

Reporting Scores & Covering The Finances Of UNM Athletics

UNM Athletics

July 27, 2018 –The UNM Athletics Department has operated mostly in the red for years, and the university’s Board of Regents voted last week to cut four sports to help address financial issues. Men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing and women’s beach volleyball were all cut. Supporters of those programs argued in public comments and on social media that those sports are not the cause of financial woes in the department.

Albuquerque Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer covers the Lobos. Along with reporting scores, he’s also sought out information about what is happening behind the scenes. He sits down this week with producer Sarah Gustavus talk about transparency and why the business of sports matters as much as what happens on the field or the court.

Additional reading:

Some question why Lobo football escaped scrutiny during sports cuts

It’s official: Four Lobo sports are gone

Pending appeal, foundation will continue to withhold documents