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On June 23, 1975, President Richard Nixon signed the law that would become commonly known as Title IX. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX's biggest impact has been on school sports programs, but the law has also been cited in complaints against schools for not properly responding to sexual assaults on campus.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY MAY 31: This just in from Jennifer Schack: "I can finally talk about my new job. I am working for the Diocese of Covington in a new role titled, New Media Correspondent. I work under 'The Messenger' staff, and will focus on online digital content for the diocese, as well as reporting for the weekly diocesan newspaper.

"I'm excited to share my faith in my work. I'm an active member of the St. Joseph Cold Spring parish, and as you've mentioned a Bishop Brossart High School and Thomas More College alum. I think the work will be a natural fit for me as I transition out of the TV business."

When WLWT-TV posted a meteorologist job opening last week, I was surprised to learn it was for Jennifer Schack, the Northern Kentucky native on maternity leave.

"As you know, Jennifer left a few weeks back to have her third child…. You will see her on air for a few days in May, but will not return in June," explains Branden Frantz, Channel 5 president and general manager, in an email.

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Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can find it challenging to succeed as they progress through school and transition into college if they aren't able to learn how to communicate effectively and develop organizational skills and social strategies.

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This spring a camera will begin taking pictures of the Ohio River at California, Kentucky to identify rare but toxic algal blooms as much as a day before they become a danger to drinking water.

A partnership between Thomas More College, Northern Kentucky University, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is developing a network of cameras that will take pictures of the Ohio River and analyze the information in a computer algorithm.

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According to a report released last year by Moody's, the investor services company, closures and mergers among small U.S. colleges could increase in the next several years due to declines in revenue. The schools most at risk are small, faith-based liberal arts colleges.

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The NCAA says Thomas More College, winner of two straight Division III women's basketball championships, will have to vacate all 33 wins for the 2014-2015 season because it used an ineligible player.

Consequently the school was stripped of its national title for that season.

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Students with learning differences such as dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder may need additional support as they transition from high school to college. 

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According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. These cases frequently make headlines, such as the recent case of Brock Turner at Stanford University, whose short sentence of six months for sexual assault sparked outrage.

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Ciudad Juárez was once known as Mexico’'s deadliest city, while its cross-border neighbor, El Paso, Texas, was considered the safest city in America. Juárez is now not quite so dangerous, thanks to the work and cooperation of law enforcement on both sides of the Rio Grande.

Poet Sherry Cook Stanforth from Thomas More College joins our Barbara Gray to talk about her newest book of poetry, Drone String.

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Students who participate in service learning programs engage in hands-on projects that enhance their academic studies, foster their sense of civic responsibility and have a positive effect on the community. 

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The Cincinnati Observatory Center was the first public observatory in the Western Hemisphere, and is known as “The Birthplace of American Astronomy.” Today Greater Cincinnati is home to three observatories.

Barbara Gray has a conversation with acclaimed children’s author and poet Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, about his upcoming public appearances at Thomas More College and Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills.

School is back and college sports are starting up. Lee Hay spends a few minutes with John Spinney, coach of the women’s volleyball team at Thomas More College, talking about the growth of volleyball both in college and the pros.

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