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Letter from William H. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman, F. Carlyle Tiller and Lewis T. Booker

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Letter from William H. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman, F. Carlyle Tiller and Lewis T. Booker

Description

This is a confidential letter from the Vice President for Student Affairs, William H. Leftwich, to President Bruce Heilman, Rector F. Carlyle Tiller, and Lewis T. Booker. The writer informs that the university filed a suit in Federal District Court by University counsel against the Department of Education's' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 4:00 pm on April 23. Leftwich communicates that the timing was strategically selected given that it was "one day prior to the day we had been asked by the Office of Civil Rights to submit documentation to them." This documentation was concerning a data request by the OCR in order to investigate a sex discrimination complaint against the University in its athletic program. Leftwich says that the university's legal counsel, W. Carter Younger, established that the suit is a matter of public record.

Source

Letter from E. Bruce Heilman, F. Carlyle Tiller and Lewis T. Booker, 24 April 1981, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 8B "U.S. Government - Title IX - HEW (1980-1981)", University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1981-04-24

Language

English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Leftwich, William H., “Letter from William H. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman, F. Carlyle Tiller and Lewis T. Booker,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2273.