Next week archivist Portia Vescio and Javier Pescador of the MSU History Department will present a lecture on Title IX and MSU during the Title IX era. Named “The Floor was Warped: Women Athletes and MSU Athletes in the Title IX Era,” the presentation explores some advancements made by women athletes in the early 1970s, when Title IX passed. In addition, the presentation examines a Title IX law suit filed by the women’s basketball team in 1978 against Michigan State University. The women’s team claimed they were discriminated against in comparison to the male athletes.
The presentation will be at 8:30am on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in 117 Berkey Hall on the MSU campus. The event is free and open to the public.