Jessica Gavora

Jessica Gavora is a writer in Washington, DC, with clients including former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich and the College Sports Council. Previously, she was the senior speechwriter to attorney

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Jessica Gavora is a writer in Washington, DC, with clients including former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich and the College Sports Council. Previously, she was the senior speechwriter to attorney general Alberto Gonzales. Under attorney general John Ashcroft, Ms. Gavora was chief speechwriter and a senior policy advisor at the Department of Justice.  She is also the author of Tilting the Playing Field: Schools, Sports, Sex and Title IX, published in May 2002 by Encounter Books.

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Title IX and the He-cession

In case you missed it, my College Sports Council colleague Clay McEldowney had a fantastic op-ed in yesterday’s Washington Post highlighting the disproportionate cuts being made to men’s collegiate sports ...
Politics & Policy

Sex Games

Title IX turns 35 this month and the bad gals have officially won. Sex quotas in sports under the anti-discrimination law are de rigeur on college campuses. And the Bush ...

Title IX Strikes Again

Clarion University announced yesterday it is cutting three men’s teams — indoor track, outdoor track and cross country — to comply with Title IX.  In September, you will recall, James ...

Title IX Rally Tomorrow

The College Sports Council, in conjunction with the Independent Women’s Forum, is holding a rally for Title IX reform tomorrow at 11am in front of the Department of Education. Student-athletes ...

Taking Inside Higher Ed to the Mat

Inside Higher Education’s coverage of James Madison University’s decision to cut ten sports teams to comply with Title IX was hideously slanted.  The reporter, Elizabeth Redden,  let two advocates for ...

James Madison Speaks

Responding to yesterday’s post urging James Madison University to survey its students before implementing its plan to cut ten athletic teams in order to comply with Title IX, I got ...