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25 years ago: Associate professor opposes Tacha nomination

November 8, 2010

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An associate professor at Kansas University said she was exercising her “rights as a citizen” in opposing the nomination of KU administrator Deanell Tacha to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [see OHT for Oct. 31, 1985]. Mina Hinman, who had been on the KU faculty for 25 years and who was suing the school for sex discrimination in its employment practices, referred all questions to her attorney, Fred W. Phelps Jr. “Ms. Tacha has used her position as vice chancellor at KU to vigorously oppose every effort by women and minorities to achieve equal employment opportunities at KU,” Phelps said in a letter released to the news media. The director of KU’s affirmative action office disputed the allegations, saying that Dr. Tacha’s efforts in supporting women and minorities had been “exemplary.”

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