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The Title IX and Civil Rights Podcast

Dan Schorr and Alyssa-Rae McGinn explore a wide variety of topics related to Title IX and Civil Rights investigations, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and other aspects of this important, challenging, and evolving field. Dan and Alyssa-Rae are joined by other subject matter experts to discuss the latest developments and real-world issues for Title IX practitioners.

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Best Practices for Intake Meetings
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jenna Farrell discuss intake meetings with a focus on intake of Title IX reports. Drawing on experiences as Interim Title IX Officials and Investigators, Alyssa-Rae and Jenna review initial contact with parties, explaining privacy, giving space for parties to speak about their experiences, and remaining neutral while communicating with compassion. (Episode 121)
24:25 4/18/24
Biden Administration Delays New Title IX Rules on Transgender Athletes with Collins Saint
Dan Schorr and Alyssa-Rae McGinn are joined by Collins Saint, attorney at Brooks Pierce, to discuss the Biden Administration's delay of new Title IX rules on transgender athletes and the future of laws in this area (Episode 120)
20:58 4/5/24
Abuse Allegations in the Children’s Entertainment Industry
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jenna Farrell discuss recent allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, and toxic work culture on the set of several successful Nickelodeon children’s series (Episode 119)
15:21 3/28/24
Liberty University Fined for Clery Act Violations with Sheilah Vance
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jenna Farrell are joined by Title IX and Clery compliance expert Sheilah Vance to discuss the implications of the U.S. Department of Education’s $14 million fine against Liberty University for Clery Act violations, as well as advice for bringing programs into compliance (Episode 118)
25:43 3/22/24
Managing Challenging Faculty and Staff with Dr. Jeanne Hey
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jade Colon are joined by higher education leadership expert Dr. Jeanne Hey to discuss managing interactions with challenging colleagues, including addressing problematic behavior, communicating effectively, and navigating Title IX and Civil Rights processes (Episode 117)
33:34 2/17/24
Pregnancy, Parenting, and Title IX with Mikiba Morehead
Dan Schorr and Madison Bolotin are joined by Mikiba Morehead, consultant at TNG, to discuss Title IX protections for pregnant and parenting students and employees (Episode 116)
17:50 2/14/24
New Title IX Regs Sent to OMB with Jackie Wernz
Dan Schorr is joined by Jackie Wernz, partner at Thompson & Horton and former OCR attorney, to discuss what it means that the anticipated Title IX regulations were sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review (Episode 115)
14:45 2/7/24
Waiting for New Regs and Interim Title IX Policies
Dan Schorr and Jenna Farrell discuss the ongoing delays for new Title IX regulations and the challenging question of when to revise interim Title IX policies (Episode 114)
13:22 1/31/24
The Role of Respondent Remorse in Title IX Cases
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jade Colon discuss the ways a respondent’s expression of remorse may and may not be taken into account during a sexual misconduct investigation, hearing, and sanctioning decision, as well as the importance of maintaining the presumption of non-responsibility by not placing the burden to show remorse on a respondent (Episode 113)  
15:50 1/11/24
Student Ally with Alex Romano
Dan Schorr and Alyssa-Rae McGinn are joined by Alex Romano, CEO of Student Ally, to discuss its integrated platform for Title IX case management, evidence collection, training, safety tools, and more (Episode 112)
21:46 12/20/23
New Title IX Regs (Maybe) Coming in March 2024
Dan Schorr, Alyssa-Rae McGinn, and Jenna Farrell discuss the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announcement that the new Title IX regulations are now scheduled to be finalized in March 2024 (Episode 111)
14:56 12/12/23
New York’s Adult Survivors Act Expires
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jade Colon discuss the November 24th expiration of the New York Adult Survivors Act, its one-year lookback window for older claims of sexual abuse, the numerous lawsuits filed just before the window ended, and the impact of this law on survivors and those accused of sexual misconduct (Episode 110)
15:41 12/6/23
Independent K-12 Schools and Title IX
Dan Schorr is joined by attorney Margaret Gandy of Alcalaw LLP to discuss recent litigation about whether independent K-12 schools should be subject to Title IX regulations (Episode 109)
12:58 12/1/23
The Intersection of DEI and Conflict with Dr. Jen Fry
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jade Colon are joined by Sports Geographer, tech founder, speaker, and educator Dr. Jen Fry to discuss the impact of conflict in sexual misconduct and discrimination, navigating conflict in investigations, and ways to manage relationships and communicate during these situations (Episode 108)
29:37 11/21/23
Social Media and Campus Misconduct Investigations
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Madison Bolotin discuss various ways that college student usage of social media and other apps impacts higher education misconduct investigations (Episode 107)
23:30 11/13/23
Student Loan Deferment for Sexual Violence Survivors Act
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jenna Farrell discuss the Student Loan Deferment for Sexual Violence Survivors Act, which seeks to establish a student loan deferment option for victims of sexual violence who temporarily withdraw from college to seek treatment and focus on mental and physical health rehabilitation (Episode 106)
12:49 11/5/23
The Role of the Investigator at Title IX Hearings
Dan Schorr is joined by Sally Roller from Investigations Law Group to discuss the role of the investigator at Title IX hearings and how investigators, advisors, and hearing officers can best prepare for the investigator's testimony and questioning (Episode 105)
15:53 10/26/23
Investigating Misconduct in Collegiate Athletics
Dan Schorr and Jenna Farrell discuss challenges and best practices to consider when investigating alleged misconduct involving college athletes and athletic programs (Episode 104)
16:59 10/23/23
Student Perspectives on Current and Pending Title IX Regulations
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Madison Bolotin are joined by Inside Higher Ed Federal Policy Reporter Katherine Knott to discuss her recent article on how students are feeling about the current Title IX regulations, the delay in the Biden administration’s revised Title IX regulations, and institutional response to sexual misconduct (Episode 103)
13:29 9/28/23
Defamation Lawsuits Against Title IX Complainants
Dan Schorr and Jade Colon discuss the recent Connecticut Supreme Court decision that allowed a defamation lawsuit to proceed against a Title IX Complainant based on statements made at a University hearing (Episode 102)
18:00 9/22/23
Title IX Exemptions for Religious Institutions
Dan Schorr and Madison Bolotin discuss the Education Department's recent decision to grant a Title IX religious exemption to Baylor University, and what this means for LGBTQ+ students and employees at Baylor and other religious institutions (Episode 101)
12:29 9/15/23
100th Episode! with Jackie Wernz
On the 100th episode of The Title IX and Civil Rights Podcast, Dan Schorr and Alyssa-Rae McGinn are joined by Jackie Wernz, partner at Thompson & Horton and former OCR attorney, to discuss the upcoming Title IX regulations, the state of the Title IX field, and much more (Episode 100)
20:20 8/28/23
Disclosure of Jonah Hill's Alleged Text Messages
Dan Schorr and Jenna Farrell discuss the text messages allegedly written by actor Jonah Hill that were publicly disclosed by his ex-girlfriend Sarah Brady, and the various ethical and relationship issues involved (Episode 99)
15:06 8/24/23
Student Parent Affordability in Higher Education with Brittani Williams and Gabriel Montague
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Dan Schorr are joined by Brittani Williams and Gabriel Montague from The Education Trust to discuss their research on the student parent affordability gap in higher education and government and institutional changes that can alleviate the gap (Episode 98)
18:32 8/10/23
Mitigating Tax Consequences of Sexual Harassment Settlements
Dan Schorr and Alyssa-Rae McGinn discuss a new Minnesota law that exempts sexual harassment and abuse settlements from state income taxes (Episode 97)
12:06 7/31/23
Supreme Court Affirmative Actions Decisions
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jade Colon are joined by Daan Braveman - President Emeritus of Nazareth College, former Dean of Syracuse University College of Law, and Senior Higher Education Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery - to discuss the recent Supreme Court affirmative actions decisions (Episode 96)
28:03 7/22/23
Northwestern Football Hazing Investigation
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jenna Farrell discuss the investigation into hazing within the Northwestern football program, the University's decision to fire coach Pat Fitzgerald, and best practices for investigating and preventing hazing in college sports (Episode 95)
13:45 7/14/23
Revised Notices of Investigation and Allegations
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jenna Farrell discuss Revised Notices of Investigation and Allegations, including when to revise the original notice, what to include in the amended version, and how to best communicate with the parties about the updated notice (Episode 94)
12:49 7/7/23
Sex Positivity and Title IX
Alyssa-Rae McGinn and Jenna Farrell discuss the pros, cons, and appropriateness of sex positivity during Title IX trainings and communication with students and others in the campus community by Title IX officials (Episode 93)
17:17 7/2/23
Law Firm Releases Offensive Emails of Ex-Partners
Dan Schorr and Madison Bolotin discuss the decision by law firm Lewis Brisbois to publicly release offensive emails written by two ex-partners who were seeking to form their own firm (Episode 92)
12:56 6/18/23

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