June 23, 1972 : Nixon signs Higher Education Act

Introduction

On this day in 1972, President Richard Nixon signs into law the Higher Education Act, which includes the groundbreaking Title IX legislation. Title IX barred discrimination in higher education programs, including funding for sports and other extracurricular activities. As a result, women’s participation in team sports, particularly in collegiate athletics, surged with the passage of this act.

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June 23, 1972 : Nixon signs Higher Education Act

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    2009

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    June 23, 1972 : Nixon signs Higher Education Act

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    November 22, 2017

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