Article "U.S. drops its probe of athletics at W&M"

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Article "U.S. drops its probe of athletics at W&M"

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This article discusses the decision by the Office of Civil Rights to drop its Title IX investigation of alleged sex discrimination in athletics" at the College of William & Mary. This decision was made because of a prior ruling involving the University of Richmond which determined that because the University of Richmond athletics program does not receive direct federal aid, then that program does not need to adhere by Title IX guidelines. Dale Robinson, William and Mary's director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs had notified Dewey E. Dodds, Region 3 Director of the Office of Civil Rights, that further communication between Dodds and William and Mary must go through their counsel, assistant attorney general Pamela Sargeant. Sargeant was later contacted and she told Dodds and his office that William and Mary "would not negotiate further on the Title 9 investigation because of the decision of the court in the UR case." Although the case was closed, Dodd mentioned that the college officials indicated that they "may implement several measures which will result in increased athletic opportunities for female intercollegiate athletics."

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Kale, Wilford. "U.S. drops probe of athletics at W&M", The Richmond Times-Dispatch, 08 December 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

Date

1982-08-12

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English

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RTD6.2.5.25.8A-19821208.pdf

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Richmond (Va.)

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http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/RTD6.2.5.25.8A-19821208.pdf

Citation

Kale, Wilford, “Article "U.S. drops its probe of athletics at W&M",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed April 20, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2192.