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Article "UR Case Has Warded Off U.S. Bias Probe at W&M"

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Article "UR Case Has Warded Off U.S. Bias Probe at W&M"

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This article indicated that the Justice Department’s lack of appeal to the decision banning investigation of sex discrimination in UR’s athletic department “warded off a probe at the College of William and Mary.” Ronald Gilliam, deputy director of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Philadelphia, indicated that it was unknown which complaints of sex discrimination could now be investigated at William and Mary (W&M). The article expressed that U.S. District Judge D. Dortch Warriner expressed that the Justice Department would not appeal the July ruling for UR because “the programs being investigated, not just the students, had to receive federal funds.” William Kramer, Attorney for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), expressed that the “Supreme Court’s definition of federal financial aid was insufficient to give federal authorities the legal right to investigate those programs.” The article mentioned W&M's football stadium, which required federal funds to build, and indicated that there would be an eventual decision on whether this would permit an investigation. W&M's affirmative action director, Dale Robinson, expressed surprise at the UR case decision, but indicated that “it will have no effect on W&M’s commitment to equality among men’s and women’s athletic programs."

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"UR case has warded off U.S. bias probe at W&M", The Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11 September 1982, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 8A "U.S. Government - Title IX - HEW (1982)", University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch

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1982-09-11

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "UR Case Has Warded Off U.S. Bias Probe at W&M",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed February 28, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2191.