Transgender students covered by Title IX

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ New changes can be expected for transgender students on campus courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Divisions. The two federal departments jointly released “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students” (DCL) on May 13, 2016 mandating that colleges make more accommodations for transgender students. DCL addresses and gives guidance on four broad categories under Title IX including Safe and Nondiscriminatory Environment, Identification Documents, Names and Pronouns, Sex-Segregated Activities and Facilities and Privacy and Educational Records. “Any time the Office for Civil Rights … Continue reading Transgender students covered by Title IX

U.S. cautioned by Saudi Arabia

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Saudi Arabia has warned the U.S. government it will sell up to $750 billion worth of treasury securities and other American assets if Congress passes a bipartisan bill that would allow the families of victims of terrorists attacks on U.S. soil to sue foreign governments. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the announcement while visiting Washington in March. The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-New York) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). The Obama administration applied pressure to Congress to block the bill from passing after weeks of discussing the consequences that could arise. Top officials … Continue reading U.S. cautioned by Saudi Arabia