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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

Cindi Feldwisch: One Of The First Women To Serve In The Air Force Honor Guard

Cindi Feldwisch

March 30, 2018 -Cindi Feldwisch was one of five women to serve as the first female members of the Air Force Honor Guard. In these high-profile and prestigious positions members are the face of the Air Force in important ceremonies, including funerals for Air Force members and their families. The women became known as the First Five and broke barriers for women who followed, changing things such as a rule that prevented them from carrying M-1 rifles during their official duties. Feldwisch went on to serve in the Air National Guard in several states, eventually attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After 34 years of service, she retired from the New Mexico Air National Guard in 2017.

Additional Reading:

Remarks entered in the Congressional Record by U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
USAFHG Recognizes First Female Ceremonial Guardsmen - USAF
40 Years Of Women On The Marks In USAFHG - YouTube video by Ken Holmes