Subject of the Month: 2018

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March 2018


Scales representing gender equality and diverse crowd

Wayne State and Title IX - Creating Opportunities and Protections

Selectors: Alison Stankrauff and Alison Greenlee

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."


Videos, March 2018

Equality, Sports, and Title IX by TED-Ed

In 1972, U.S. Congress passed Title IX, a law which prohibited discrimination against women in schools, colleges, and universities -- including school-sponsored sports. Before this law, female athletes were few and far between, and funding was even scarcer. Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall explore the significance and complexity of Title IX.

Title IX at 40 by The Obama White House

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Pat Summitt, Professional Basketball Player and 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings and Author and Chief Sponsor of the Title IX legislation, former Senator Birch Bayh talk on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX and the monumental impact that piece of legislation had on furthering equal rights for women in America.

Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete

Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete (WSU Access ID & Password Required)

Playing Unfair is the first video to critically examine the post-Title IX media landscape in terms of the representation of female athletes. 

Websites, March 2018

Know Your IX

Databases, March 2018


Electronic Journals, March 2018

Columbia Journal of Gender & Law

Wayne State University Sesquicentennial

WSU Logo with 150 years in the heart of Detroit

On May 18, in 1868, Wayne State University was officially founded as the Detroit Medical College. The first academic term began on Nov. 3, 1868.  On April 22, 1956, the Michigan Legislature adopted Act 183 “to establish and regulate a state institution of higher learning to be known as Wayne State University.” 

Photo of Detroit Medical College with the WSU Seal, Making History Since 1868


Throughout 2018, the WSU Libraries invite you to join us as we celebrate our University's rich history and sesquicentennial. The official celebration period will run from Jan. 1, 2018 to Nov. 1, 2018.  In addition to the Subject of the Month displays, please check the University Calendar for Special Events and Exhibits.

Athletics - eBooks

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Campus Sexual Assault - eBooks

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