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Article "Suit Filed Against UR in Title IX Controversy"

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Article "Suit Filed Against UR in Title IX Controversy"

Description

This article indicated that the U.S. Department of Education filed a countersuit against the University of Richmond after UR refused to cooperate with an investigation regarding sex discrimination in its athletics. The countersuit was in response to a suit brought by the University against the Department of Education for overreaching its jurisdiction – according to the University. William H. Leftwich, vice president for student affairs, indicated that the University’s athletic department received no federal funds and therefore the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) had no jurisdiction. Referencing cases in South Carolina and Pennsylvania, Dewey E. Dodds, the regional director of the OCR, indicated that “whether the ‘recipient’ institution receives, directly or indirectly, ‘federal financial assistance’ [that] benefits its programs and activities” is what matters with respect to Title IX. The article cited a Richmond Times-Dispatch article that reported that Carol Reese, UR’s assistance athletic director for women’s sports, claimed that UR was not in compliance with Title IX. Furthermore, the article referenced a 1980 edition of The Collegian that reported on members of the Women’s Athletic Council and a 1980 Board of Trustees Report regarding available scholarships.

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Parker, Charles. "Suit Filed Against UR in Title IX Controversy." The University of Richmond Collegian 68, no. 1 (September 3, 1981): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19810903.2.2&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1981-09-03

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English

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Collegian68.1.1-19810903.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Parker, Charles, “Article "Suit Filed Against UR in Title IX Controversy",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed March 2, 2021, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2210.