Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

40 years ago: KU chancellor responds to discrimination charges

July 25, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 25, 1972:

  • Kansas University Chancellor Laurence Chalmers today criticized the formal sex-discrimination complaint filed against KU by the Women's Equity Action League of Washington, D.C. Chalmers said that it was "unfortunate" that the organization had made a formal complaint "without any cognizance of the positive steps which have been made here during the past year." He stated further that the charge would "complicate the work of our affirmative action board.... We will be obliged to divert staff and funds to that review at a time when our limited resources could be used much more productively in the development and implementation of our own affirmative action programs."
  • Sixteen windows had been broken the previous afternoon at the East Heights School, 1430 Haskell. Damages and replacement costs were estimated at $200. In a separate incident, the Eudora High School had been broken into at some point during the previous weekend but nothing apparently had been taken. A broken window and some doors forced had result in damage estimates of about $50.

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