Gary Barta - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Gary Barta Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic Friday. Iowa will pay $2.33 million to Meyer and $1.49 million to Griesbaum to ... Fri, 19 May 2017 21:39:00 GMT 2017-05-19T21:39:00Z APNewsBreak: Critical audit another blow for Iowa athletics IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Missing iPads. Unnecessary travel. Improper credit card purchases. A recent audit of the University of Iowa athletics department found that administrators failed to adequately monitor information technology purchases, allowing wasteful spending and creating major risks for equipment theft. The department's IT director, Patrick Delin, left his job in Fe... Fri, 12 May 2017 00:32:00 GMT 2017-05-12T00:32:00Z U. of Iowa to review job practices after $1.4M bias verdict IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa announced plans Friday to hire an outside firm to review its employment practices after a jury ruled that it discriminated against a high-ranking gay female athletic administrator. President Bruce Harreld said the review would begin in the athletic department and focus on compliance with the Iowa Civil Rights ... Fri, 05 May 2017 22:46:00 GMT 2017-05-05T22:46:00Z Jury: Univ. of Iowa discriminated against athletic official DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation. Jane Meyer alleged she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay woman in a relationship with the school's longtime and high... Fri, 05 May 2017 13:14:00 GMT 2017-05-05T13:14:00Z Iowa A.D. Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command. Testifying in a discrimination lawsuit filed by that former administrator,... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:35:00 GMT 2017-04-21T23:35:00Z Ex-Iowa official says she took "don't ask, don't tell" stand DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former top female athletic administrator at the University of Iowa testified Thursday that she functioned with a "don't ask, don't tell" mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the Hawkeyes' field hockey coach, adding she feared she'd never achieve her goal of becoming a Division I athletic director as an "out lesbian." ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:28:00 GMT 2017-04-21T00:28:00Z Iowa administrator testifies fired coaches often gay DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator said Wednesday that during her tenure she became concerned after noticing that female coaches who were fired were often gay and had become more open about their sexuality. Jane Meyer testified about Iowa coaches as her case continued in Des Moines, where jurors are considering her ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:04:00 GMT 2017-04-20T00:04:00Z Ex-official's trial to focus on bias claims against Iowa AD DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former associate athletic director at the University of Iowa will square off against the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports. The trial in a lawsuit brought by Jane Meyer is expected to litigate whether Athletic Director Gary Barta... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-04-14T18:46:00Z